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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgCanadian businesses have an enviable record of being technology pioneers. Unfortunately our startups fail too often to capitalize on their technology lead.
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

The rise of ‘HR malpractice’ insurance

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Maureen Quinlan notes damages through Ontario’s human rights system are on the rise.
Maureen Quinlan notes damages through Ontario’s human rights system are on the rise.
Some groundbreaking decisions in labour and employment law may have some companies wondering what they would do if they were ever hit with a major claim they hadn’t budgeted for — could they foot the bill, not only for any damages awarded by a court, but for the legal costs incurred?
Katy Perry’s dancing Super Bowl sharks have become part of an IP battle. Photo: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports
Katy Perry’s dancing Super Bowl sharks have become part of an IP battle. Photo: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports
Who knew Katy Perry’s goofy dancing Super Bowl shark would become the focus of an intellectual property battle?
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Feb.16_Screen_Shot_Allgood.jpgAfter 17 years in-house at the Royal Bank of Canada, executive vice president and general counsel David Allgood will be retiring at the end of February. He recently spoke with Canadian Lawyer InHouse about developing the team at RBC, career highlights and what's planned for his next chapter.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Feb.16_Screen-Shot-2015-02-11-at-1.jpgIn the fourth of five videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2015 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Roger Fulton, executive vice president, human resources, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Linamar Corp. in Guelph, Ont., talks about growth at the auto parts manufacturer and tackling risk management issues such as product liability and anti-corruption/bribery.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_F.Garcia.jpgMany years ago, I read the book The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era by Jeremy Rifkin and first published in 1995. In this book, Rifkin sought to convince the reader that developments in technology and increased automation would result in the mass elimination of work and greater worker alienation for those that were able to save their jobs.
Monday, 09 February 2015 11:19

Honesty is now the law in Canada

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgLate in 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew . Harish Bhasin, who had a business that sold educational savings plans to the public, had a long-standing relationship with the wholesaler Canadian American Financial Corp. to sell its registered investments.
John Ratchford says there are two kinds of risk posed by social media — inappropriate use and failure to engage.
John Ratchford says there are two kinds of risk posed by social media — inappropriate use and failure to engage.
When a crisis hits, in-house counsel can be an important part of the risk management team and that includes paying close attention to the risk to be managed in social media.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Feb.9_Screen-Shot_The_View__Mary_Martin.jpgIn the third of five videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2015 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Mary Martin, executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary Metrolinx, talks about the 10-year program that will be keeping her department busy for the next 10 years, and how she handles the procurement of legal services.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Cover-Robert-Hemstock.jpgIn the second of five videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2015 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Robert Hemstock, executive vice president, regulatory and legal services at Enmax Corp. talks about initiatives the company is engaged in for 2015 and how the legal department manages external counsel.
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