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The court says sponsors can’t be held accountable for participants’ injuries at sporting event.
The court says sponsors can’t be held accountable for participants’ injuries at sporting event.
Corporate sponsors who put up money to support a sporting event should not be held accountable in the case of an injury involving a participant, according to a recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling.
Corporate law departments can learn from the military experience, says Maj.-Gen. Blaise Cathcart. Photo: Jennifer Brown
Corporate law departments can learn from the military experience, says Maj.-Gen. Blaise Cathcart. Photo: Jennifer Brown
He wears a uniform and has a legal team that makes decisions about life-and- death scenarios, often on the other side of the world, but Maj.-Gen. Blaise Cathcart says most corporate law departments can adopt his formula for in-house success.
Cheryl Gibson says Bakorp shows companies need to assess their position before making an objection.
Cheryl Gibson says Bakorp shows companies need to assess their position before making an objection.
A company’s “180-degree turn” in its approach with the Canada Revenue Agency on a tax appeal demonstrates the need to have a well-developed objection or risk having it rejected.
Bill padding: shocking, maybe, but what will you do about it?Kerfuffle (n): An organizational misunderstanding leading to accusations and defensiveness.
More than 500 in-house counsel made the province of Ontario’s “sunshine list” of public sector employees who earned more than $100,000 in 2012.
Monday, 08 April 2013 08:00

Evaluating worker safety outside Canada

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Rescue workers carry the coffin of one of the hostages killed during the hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria in January.  Photo: Ramzi Boudina/Reuters
Rescue workers carry the coffin of one of the hostages killed during the hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria in January. Photo: Ramzi Boudina/Reuters
Canadian companies with workers employed in potentially volatile locations abroad may want to review their occupational health and safety policies and assess potential risks following the recent hostage taking at a natural gas plant in Algeria.
Monday, 01 April 2013 09:21

Breaking down e-discovery best practices

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Information governance requires legal working with others in the business, such as the IT department. Image: Shutterstock
Information governance requires legal working with others in the business, such as the IT department. Image: Shutterstock
How prepared is your company if you were hit with an e-discovery request tomorrow?
Being efficient is not the same as being effectiveIt is not surprising that lawyers like to benchmark. After all, we frequently rely on precedent when we make decisions. Of course, at its simplest, precedent (like benchmarking) merely compares what someone did previously to help decide what we do today. Many law departments use this technique to see how they stand relative to their peers and recognized leaders in key areas. The challenge is to identify a meaningful standard and actually take action when or if you come up short in the comparison.
Graham Gow calls proposals from the Canadian Securities Administrators ‘a move in the right direction.’
Graham Gow calls proposals from the Canadian Securities Administrators ‘a move in the right direction.’
Canadian regulators are proposing changes to the way companies can manage hostile bidders in an attempt to give some power back to target boards.
While there is still new money outside Canada for select deals, Toronto has ‘gone into shell shock,’ says Jim Kofman.  Photo: Shutterstock
While there is still new money outside Canada for select deals, Toronto has ‘gone into shell shock,’ says Jim Kofman. Photo: Shutterstock
Limited access to equity financing, a drop in metals prices, and general malaise about the economy has made it a difficult few years for junior mining companies. The result is reduced merger and acquisition activity in the sector in Canada.
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