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Good faith in contracts: who needs it?

By Julius Melnitzer | May 3, 2021 This is the second in a two-part series. Read the first article. Reactions to the Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) recent decisions in C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger and Wastech Services Ltd. v. Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Draining have not been nearly as intense as the debate that accompanied Bhasin v. […]

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Anticompetitive regulatory risk: is Canadian business equipped to cope?

By Julius Melnitzer | April 26, 2021 This article is the second in a two-part series As the first article in our series demonstrated, regulatory enforcement of corporate laws tends to be at its highest in bad times – and the advent and aftermath of the pandemic are no exceptions. Here, we investigate whether Canadian […]

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BARE BONES BRIEFS: Who invented Bitcoin? Court will decide | OCA upholds Diamond & Diamond partner sanction | Are self-driving cars racist? | LAWPRO’s new title insurance platform | Best law firm articles & webinars

By Julius Melnitzer | April 23, 2021 UK courts tackle Bitcoin inventor’s identity A British high court has facilitated a path forward for a case that could decide who invented bitcoin. It did so by allowing Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist resident in the UK, to serve a copyright infringement claim against the publisher […]

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BARE BONES BRIEFS: Universal NDA coming? | Dismissal damages breach 24-month barrier | FC approves largest Canadian LFA ever | NextGen Roster: younger, affordable arbitrators

By Julius Melnitzer | April 21, 2021 Standardized NDA imminent? The world may see a “universally standardised” template for non-disclosure agreements (NDA) in just a few weeks. According to the Law Society Gazette. the OneNDA initiative, founded by The Law Boutique in the UK in February, now has the support of three magic circle firms […]

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BARE BONES BRIEFS: Crown seeks juror challenge for transgender bias | Dismissed: first privacy class action heard on merits | Young lawyers suicidal | GC workload crisis: EY | Painworth expands | Best law firm webinars

By Julius Melnitzer | April 8, 2021 Dismissed: first privacy class action heard on the merits Quebec Superior Court Justice Florence Lucas has dismissed the first class action regarding the loss of personal information that has been heard on the merits in Canada. Anne Merminod in Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s office in Montreal, lead counsel […]

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Cybersecurity: Nine tips to Mitigate legal and regulatory liability

April 2, 2021 | By Reciprocity Labs staff With technology’s numerous benefits come ever-increasing cybersecurity risks. As hackers devise innovative methods of infiltrating business systems, devastating cyber-attacks have become prevalent. Due diligence and compliance are more important than ever. To be sure, compliance is a challenge for some businesses, but one that fades in the […]

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BARE BONES BRIEFS: Lawyers’ rights & dating sites; No consent, no videoconference, says OCA; Alexander Holburn joins Legalign; Best law firm webinars & bulletins

By Julius Melnitzer | March 31, 2021 Lawyers’ dating sites Can’t find love because practising law takes too much out of you? Try Lawyr, the UK-based international dating site “For lawyers and the people who want to date them”. The Times says the site “is perfect for those seeking a brief encounter”. Lawyers, says Jonathan […]

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SCC planning “judicial haircut” for BCCA in rectification case?

March 29, 2021 | By Bill Innes, guest contributor The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision granting leave in Collins Family Trust has set up another battle on the limits of the doctrine of rectification. In 2016, the high court’s rulings in Fairmont and Jean Coutu restricted the doctrine as a tax planning tool. The […]

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Good faith in contracts: did the SCC blow it?

By Julius Melnitzer | March 25, 2021. This is the first article in a two-part series. The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) recent decisions in C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger and Wastech Services Ltd. v. Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Draining have reactivated the polarizing debate about the court’s interpolation of the “duty of good faith” […]

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TFSA, RRSP, and CPP Changes to Expect in 2021

March, 25, 2021 | By Laura Edwards The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) implements significant tax law changes every year. For instance, in 2020, the CRA announced at least eight revisions, including some changes to the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) and taxes on journalists. While there are several revisions this year as well, it’s three of the […]

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