Revision and a look at the future: Unlawful terms

We have already touched upon the fact that, since 1 December 2020, the B2B Act of 4 April 2019 has ensured that consideration is given to the imbalances which may exist between contracting companies (just as in consumer law) and that, for this purpose, provisions have been introduced, among other things, regarding unlawful terms which […]

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“The war makes international co-operation between companies very complicated”

It should be stressed at the beginning that the trade relationship between Poland and Germany in the present climate still remains in good shape despite difficulties from the slowly receding Covid – 19 Pandemic and the war in Ukraine. These factors have certainly had a negative impact on trade and they have forced entrepreneurs from […]

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The roof is on fire! – The scope of the liability cap in Quebec construction law

Contractual Documents used for major construction projects typically contain limitation clauses1 (“Limitation Clauses”) that cap the value of potential claims by the project owner (“Owner”) against the professionals, contractor, design-builder, construction manager or, depending on the delivery method, the integrated project delivery team (collectively referred to hereinafter as the “Debtor”). Is the application of these clauses […]

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Workplace injuries in the age of remote work

A decision of the Administrative Labour Tribunal recognizing an employment injury that occurred in the course of remote work recently made headlines because of the particular nature of the circumstances that led to the worker’s injury.1 In this case, an Air Canada customer service agent was performing her work duties from home, i.e., working remotely. […]

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Confidentiality of documents and commercial interests in a class action: Criteria and proof on a balance of probabilities

On November 29, 2021, the Superior Court of Quebec handed down an interesting decision in Option Consommateurs c. Société des loteries du Québec (Loto-Québec)1 dealing with the preservation of confidentiality and the sealing of documents belonging to the defendant and a third party, the disclosure of which could harm their respective commercial interests. This decision is both a reminder […]

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HAILEY LENNON INTERVIEW – BIDEN’S CRYPTOCURRENCY EXECUTIVE ORDER SPARKS ‘POSITIVE’ TONE

Hailey Lennon, Esq., CAMS was interviewed by FoxBusiness.com on President Biden’s new executive order on crypto currency.  Watch this full interview as Hailey provides valuable insight and perspective on what this new order could mean for us all. To watch the full interview, please click here.

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Top 5 reasons to register your trademark

In Canada, trademark rights are acquired first and foremost through use. So what are the benefits of applying to register each of your trademarks? 1. A Canada-wide exclusive right The rights conferred by the use of a trademark are limited to those places where the owner can prove such use. However, registration of a trademark […]

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EXCLUSIVE: NEW FBI DOCUMENTS LINK SAUDI SPY IN CALIFORNIA TO 9-11 ATTACKS

Soon after the 9/11 attacks two decades ago, the FBI quietly launched an investigation into a seemingly obscure Saudi Arabian government bureaucrat in Southern California. The man claimed to be nothing more than a Saudi aviation official who innocently happened to befriend two Islamic jihadists in the months before they carried out the 9/11 attacks.  […]

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Occupational health and safety: preparing for the interim regime

The implementation of changes and developments in occupational health and safety, which began with the coming into force of the Act to modernize the occupational health and safety regime1 (the “Act”) on October 6, 2021, will be carried out in phases over the next few years. It will be finalized no later than October 6, 2025. During […]

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Disclosure of a witness’s contact information to the opposing party: a reminder of the applicable principles

On August 16, 2021, the Court of Quebec (“Court”) rendered a judgment in Unifirst Canada Ltd. c. 9766065 Canada inc., 2021 QCCQ 7946. In the context of a case management hearing, the plaintiff asked the Court that the defendant be ordered to share the contact information of a witness whom the defendant intended to call at trial. The […]

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Biometrics Laws And Regulations Poised To Become A Flash Point For Insurers, Market Watchers Say

Biometric data, such as fingerprint reading and retinal scans, have been around for years. But market watchers say their impact on the insurance industry is just beginning. And in response to recent legal, legislative and regulatory developments, insurers will likely respond by tightening up policy wording and deeper risk management, they said. The first state […]

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