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Registering Copyrights as They Arise May Improve Chances of Future Success at Trial

Jun 21, 2021

Companies consider registering copyright as a potential dispute arises, but recent case law shows this may not be the best course of action to enforce IP rights

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ICMA Green Bond Principles Undergo Minor Facelift

Jun 17, 2021

Legal news bulletin discussing recent changes to ICMA Green Bond Principles.

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Ontario Repeals Canadian Residency Requirement for Directors

Jun 15, 2021

Amendments to the Ontario Business Corporations Act remove Canadian resident director requirement and ease rules for written shareholder resolutions.

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Will BC’s UNDRIP action plan create compliance challenges under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act or the Criminal Code of Canada?

Jun 15, 2021

Will BC’s UNDRIP action plan create compliance challenges under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act Criminal Code of Canada?

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Another Franchisor Freshly Squeezed by Material Deficiencies in its Disclosure Document

Jun 14, 2021

The Court in Freshly Squeezed applied the Raibex test to determine what deficiencies in disclosure entitle a
franchisee to the two-year rescission remedy.

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June 2021 Update: British Columbia’s New Registry of Beneficial Ownership

Jun 14, 2021

Now that the Land Owner Transparency Registry is searchable by the public, it is important to understand the scope of its use, and its current limitations.

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Québec Class action – What’s new? Examination of the defendant at the authorization stage

Jun 14, 2021

EIn class actions, the right to examine an affiant is the subject of conflicting case law.

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CERB Payments Deductible from Wrongful Dismissal Damages

Jun 11, 2021

BC Supreme Court for the first time considers whether CERB payments would constitute mitigation earnings in the context of a wrongful dismissal.

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COVID-19-related Layoffs Not Grounds for Constructive Dismissal

Jun 11, 2021

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge has ruled that a temporary layoff related to COVID-19 is not grounds for constructive dismissal.