Last week, I had the honour of judging and then attending the Innovatio Awards ceremony in Toronto. This award ceremony celebrates in-house counsel and their legal departments for their innovative achievements in introducing programs or approaches for reducing costs, increasing efficiencies and, thereby, improving the overall image and increasing the value of in-house legal counsel.
Monday, 21 September 2015 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|‘I think hospitals in Ontario really do have to pay attention to this case and its implications,’ says Elyse Sunshine.|
Monday, 14 September 2015 08:00 Written by Renato Pontello
Monday, 07 September 2015 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|The court said the plaintiffs knew of fuel surcharges charged by airlines like Air Canada, and no class-wide damage occurred.|
Monday, 31 August 2015 08:00 Written by Suzie Lanthier
Most lawyers are used to encountering terms such as “special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages,” and “multiple, punitive, or exemplary damages” in limitation or exclusion of liability provisions. However, when negotiating such provisions in Quebec, you should know these common terms do not have the same meaning and effect under Quebec law.
Monday, 24 August 2015 08:00 Written by Julius Melnitzer
As defined-contribution and combination plans continue to make headway as the designs of choice for many employers in Canada and the United States, litigation risk for sponsors is on the rise.
Legal counsel are responsible for evaluating risk and making difficult decisions and recommendations to their business partners on a daily basis. This makes in-house counsel a critical business partner. However, ironically enough, one of the most difficult positions an in-house counsel can find himself or herself in is making the business case to justify the addition of another lawyer or replacement of a lawyer to the team.
Monday, 17 August 2015 08:00 Written by David Dias
|Hartland Paterson takes over his new role at SNC next month.|
Monday, 10 August 2015 10:14 Written by Renato Pontello
In my July article “Do in-house counsel need additional insurance?”, I recommended in-house lawyers who also act as corporate directors consider whether they are adequately covered by insurance and indemnification agreements.
Monday, 10 August 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown