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Supreme Court of Canada rules on copyright in freelance articles
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • August 30 2007

In Robertson v. Thomson Corp., 2006 SCC 43, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a 5-4 majority decision, has determined that newspaper publishers are not necessarily legally entitled to republish in electronic databases freelance articles acquired for publication in the original newspapers.

Force majeure clauses in construction contracts
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • March 13 2008

The primary purposes of construction contracts are to clarify responsibilities (including performance and payment obligations) and to allocate risk.

Disfellowshipping is Hard to Do
  • Drache Aptowitzer LLP
  • Canada
  • May 23 2017

On April 13, 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada granted, to the Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Highwood

Nominee Directors: Rights and Responsibilities
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • October 26 2016

It is common for shareholders of both public and private companies to nominate directors to sit on the companies' boards on their behalf. This

Are dismissed, disabled employees entitled to both severance and disability benefits?
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • October 27 2009

Marta Piresferreira went on sick leave and then long-term disability after an argument and altercation with her boss.

Employment & Labour in Alberta
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 13 2018

A structured guide to employment and labour law in Alberta

Banks’ rights of set-off under the Personal Property Securities Act
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, Canada
  • September 22 2010

It is anticipated that the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) will apply from the beginning of May 2011 and with this date drawing closer, banks and other deposit-taking institutions need to understand how their rights of set-off will be affected once the PPSA commences.

Just cause, duty of fidelity and breach of trust
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • March 5 2013

Every employee, at every level, owes a duty of fidelity to their employer. Although the extent of this duty depends on the particular circumstances

Enforcing U.S. Judgments in Canada: A Practical Guide
  • Fasken
  • USA, Canada
  • September 26 2016

The economies of the United States and Canada are highly integrated. Canadian and American companies and citizens commonly conduct business in their

Managing the increasing exposure to liability of in-house counsel
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 3 2008

In the past 10 years we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of lawsuits against all professionals, including lawyers, directors and officers.