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Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08

Bitter battle brewing over coffee cup format

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Davit Akman says there may be questions about whether statements made by Club Coffee amount to defamation.
Davit Akman says there may be questions about whether statements made by Club Coffee amount to defamation.
In a move some competition lawyers say is “odd,” Club Coffee has filed a formal complaint with the Competition Bureau of Canada asking for an investigation of coffee company Keurig Green Mountain alleging it has created a monopoly and driven up prices in the K-cup format of single hot beverages.
Some scholars say anti-corruption laws in Canada and the United States are too transaction focused and fail to look at the system as a whole.
Brazil has introduced many laws to combat anti-corruption but without much effect, notes Mariana Prado.
Brazil has introduced many laws to combat anti-corruption but without much effect, notes Mariana Prado.
Friday, 31 October 2014 09:53

Should compliance be separate from legal?

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David Allgood says he’s never had compliance under his umbrella at RBC.
David Allgood says he’s never had compliance under his umbrella at RBC.
NEW ORLEANS — Should the legal and compliance functions in an organization be divided? As compliance and regulatory matters become more complex it is a question more general counsel are mulling over.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_fred_krebs_2014.jpgLawyers leave private practice and go in-house for many reasons.
Monday, 27 October 2014 08:00

Data breach disclosure law could bring fines

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Chantal Bernier says bill S-4, which would make data breach notification necessary and introduce fines ‘has it right.’
Chantal Bernier says bill S-4, which would make data breach notification necessary and introduce fines ‘has it right.’
Fines are an established punishment for data breaches south of the border and they could soon be coming to Canada.
Monday, 27 October 2014 08:00

Even the most ethical sometimes cheat a little

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‘When you are acting for a corporation, the organization is the client — not the shareholders, officers, or employees,’ says Edgar Schidt.
‘When you are acting for a corporation, the organization is the client — not the shareholders, officers, or employees,’ says Edgar Schidt.
“There is a little bit of larceny in all of us.”
Cy Tokmakjian, shown here in an undated handout photo, is appealing his 15-year jail sentence imposed in Cuba.
Cy Tokmakjian, shown here in an undated handout photo, is appealing his 15-year jail sentence imposed in Cuba.
A prominent Canadian human rights lawyer will be representing Toronto businessman Cy Tokmakjian, who is currently being held in a Cuban prison for denouncing corruption in that country, in the appeal of a 15-year sentence.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgThe recent outbreak of the Ebola virus should remind employers they are required to provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Employers need to create and implement policies and procedures to protect their employees while minimizing their impact on normal business activities.
Diversity panel participants John Mountain, SVP, Legal, NEI Investments; Kate Broer, Dentons LLP, Dorothy Quann, VP GC, Xerox and Bindu Dhaliwal, associate GC BMO & panel moderator.
Diversity panel participants John Mountain, SVP, Legal, NEI Investments; Kate Broer, Dentons LLP, Dorothy Quann, VP GC, Xerox and Bindu Dhaliwal, associate GC BMO & panel moderator.
While some of the largest organizations in Canada have established the business case for embracing diversity in the legal profession, some law firms still aren’t buying into the importance of diversity and inclusion.
Monday, 29 September 2014 08:00

Loss for First Nations at SCC has silver lining

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‘In this case, I maintain that at the Ontario Court of Appeal they actually won a new doctrine that I’ve entitled the doctrine of honourable management in the taking up of treaty lands,’ says Bill Gallagher.
‘In this case, I maintain that at the Ontario Court of Appeal they actually won a new doctrine that I’ve entitled the doctrine of honourable management in the taking up of treaty lands,’ says Bill Gallagher.
The Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling in Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources) on July 11 ended a dispute that has played out in northern woodlots and in the courts for the last 15 years.
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