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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

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

Making a constitutional case out of constructing pipelines

Canada - August 8 2017 In recent years, one of the most significant challenges faced by major pipeline projects has been the constitutional question of whether governments

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

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal confirms acquittal following workplace fatality in grain terminal

Canada - August 8 2017 The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently dismissed the crown's appeal of the acquittal of an employer in a case involving a worker who died of suffocation in a grain terminal

UK government publishes Statement of Intent on new Data Protection Bill

European Union, United Kingdom - August 17 2017 On 7 August 2017, the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published a Statement of Intent outlining proposals for a new UK Data

New requirements for commercial and recreational drone use in the UAE

United Arab Emirates - August 17 2017 Beginning 4 September 2017, drone manufacturers, importers, vendors and operators based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (the Providers) will be

Breaking news in NSW planning law

Australia - August 17 2017 The Environmental Planning and Assessment and Electoral Legislation Amendment (Planning Panels and Enforcement) Act 2017 (NSW) (the Local Planning

Legal Malpractice Claims Level Off as Conflicts and Cyber Claims Rise

USA - August 17 2017 Statistics regarding the type, frequency and severity of legal malpractice claims submitted to insurers during 2016 were released at the end of June

Purpose, privilege and duty - surviving the break down

Australia - August 16 2017 The recent decision of Sharpe v Grobbel 2017 NSWSC 1065 acts as a reminder for lawyers about their duty to claim privilege for clients even if they