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Who was that masked man? Court protects anonymity of internet users
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • July 26 2011

In the latest chapter in a $6 million defamation suit by a former mayor, an Ontario court has refused to order the disclosure of the identities of three individuals who used pseudonyms to post to an online forum.


The Court of Appeal of Québec confirms that the past generosity of an employer does not create a legal right for employees in the future
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • July 4 2011

The Court of Appeal of Québec has recently reversed a judgment of the Superior Court that had granted two former employees an indemnity in lieu of reasonable notice corresponding to 36 months and supplementary pension payments based on past practice.


Alberta Privacy Commissioner seeks leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada from a recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • June 16 2011

Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner has applied for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada from the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision in Leon’s Furniture v. The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta.


OSC provides guidance in case of mail disruption
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2011

As has been reported in the media, a Canadian postal strike could occur as early as tomorrow evening.


Trying to limit your employees from post-employment activities? Your restrictive covenant better be specific, says Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2011

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently reviewed the state of the law regarding restrictive covenants that impose limits on the activities of departed employees, and taken a conservative approach to their enforceability.


Crown drops criminal negligence charges under Bill C-45
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • May 17 2011

In the provincial Crown's third attempt to prosecute an individual under the Bill C-45 amendments to the Criminal Code, the Crown has dropped the charges against two individuals who were charged with criminal negligence causing death in the context of a workplace fatality in Sault Ste.


Federal court grants rare motion to re-open patent infringement trial
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • May 12 2011

Parties to a patent action often wonder after trial what the outcome would have been if they had just been able to locate that key piece of evidence they know is out there somewhere...


Ontario court finds constructive dismissal not suitable for class action proceeding
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2011

In Kafka v. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, the Ontario Superior Court found that a proposed class action by former employees of Allstate who alleged that they were constructively dismissed is not suitable for certification.


The human rights tribunal sentences a company for a discussion of a work applicant's religion during an employment interview
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • April 19 2011

The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal has ordered a company to pay moral damages to a rejected work applicant to whom questions related to his religion were asked during an employment interview.


New provisions in the Act Respecting Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases: liability of directors in the event of a failure to pay an assessment to the CSST (Quebec)
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2011

On January 1, 2011, new provisions of the Act Respecting Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases (IAOD) entered into force.