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Rubin Thomlinson LLP | Canada | 24 Sep 2019

When declaring a complaint to be frivolous or vexatious, employers need to tread lightly

Workplace investigations can be hard on parties and employers alike, and the challenges don’t end when the investigation is over. At the conclusion of…

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | South Africa | 27 Mar 2019

Vexatious litigants

A vexatious litigant is a person who persistently initiates legal action for the purposes of harassing or subduing an adversary. Unfortunately, the…

Bristows | European Union | 30 Oct 2018

Polish Plant Protection Products: CJEU confirms Commission was right to reject investigation

In its judgment of earlier this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) upheld a decision of the European Commission to reject a case…

McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 3 Aug 2018

A Lesson on When to Strike: Case Comment on Badawy v 1038482 Alberta Ltd et al., 2018 FC 807

In a Federal Court decision released on July 31, 2018, Badawy v 1038482 Alberta Ltd et al, a claim for infringement of intellectual property was…

Dilworth IP | USA | 26 Jun 2018

Stone Basket Innovations v. Cook Medical LLC : When Is a Case “Exceptional” for the Purposes of §285?

Stone Basket Innovations (SBI) sued Cook Medical LLC (Cook) for infringement of its patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,551,327 (‘327 Patent) in the U.S…

Buddle Findlay | New Zealand | 6 Jun 2018

Passenger makes vexatious requests - Case note 285353 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 3

A passenger telephoned an airline requesting all information it held about him relating to a ticket dispute. The airline told the passenger he had to…

McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 22 Feb 2018

La Cour d’appel du Québec commente le rôle du représentant d’une action collective et ses interactions avec son procureur, dans le cadre de procédures abusives

Dans un arrêt rendu le 19 février 2018 dans le dossier Deraspe c. Zinc électrolytique du Canada Ltée, la Cour d’appel du Québec (les juges Dutil…

McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 21 Feb 2018

The Quebec Court of Appeal comments on the Role of Class Action Representative and Interactions with Class Counsel, in the context of Abusive Proceedings

In a judgment issued on February 19, 2018 in the matter of Deraspe v. Zinc Electrolytique du Canada Ltée, the Quebec Court of Appeal (Justices…

Solsidus Law | Cyprus | 18 Dec 2017

Requisition of an extraordinary general meeting

Shareholders of a Cyprus company have the right to request that the directors convene an extraordinary general meeting (EGM), and the directors are legally obliged to do so within a specified time. For the EGM to be legally valid, it must be made only by those who hold at least one-tenth of the company's paid-up share capital and have the right to vote in general meetings. Further, it must be......

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | South Africa | 8 Nov 2017

Lower costs - that’s the best medicine

Niekara Harriellal wants to be a medical doctor. So strong is her desire to achieve this goal that she was willing to fight the University of…
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