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"Best efforts" - "reasonable efforts" - "commercially reasonable efforts" - what do these terms mean?

Canada - June 7 2010 Agreements often refer to obligations being performed to a certain standard

The 'indoor management rule' explained

Canada - April 1 2014 A person dealing with a corporation need not inquire about the formality of the internal proceedings of the corporation, but is entitled to assume that there has been compliance with the articles of association and bylaws

Limitation of liability: consequential or indirect loss

United Kingdom - August 13 2009 Most types of energy-related contracts contain some form of clause seeking to limit the liability of one party or all parties for losses suffered by a party due to breaches of the contract

Life Sciences: Compliance and enforcement in Australia

Australia, Global - September 3 2018 A structured guide to Life Sciences: Compliance and enforcement in Australia

Facility agreements: when is LMA not LMA?

United Kingdom - November 18 2010 "It's LMA" is every banking lawyer's favourite justification for a negotiating position, and UK banks increasingly ask their lawyers to prepare facility agreements in LMA format

Supreme Court of Canada to rule on what happens to pension when pensioner disappears into thin air

Canada - November 13 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada recently agreed to hear an appeal of a Quebec case concerning the obligations and rights of a pension plan administrator

Cheers to interprovincial trade: first application of Supreme Court of Canada's decision in R v Comeau

Canada - October 23 2018 The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench recently struck down successive mark-ups on out-of-province craft beer as barriers to interprovincial trade

Contractor imprisoned for manslaughter: a first in Quebec legal history

Canada - October 16 2018 An excavation contractor who was found guilty of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death has been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment by

Administrative driving suspension not just cause to dismiss assistant fire chief

Canada - October 2 2018 An assistant fire chief recently won a wrongful dismissal suit after he was fired for receiving a 90-day administrative driving prohibition for

Alberta Court of Appeal clarifies what the Crown must prove in a general duty offence

Canada - September 25 2018 The Alberta Court of Appeal recently provided clarity on what the Crown must prove in a prosecution under the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety