Copyright law protects creative works such as books, paintings, sculptures, songs, and movies.
On July 3rd, 2015, the Canadian government announced a new Integrity Framework (the “Integrity Regime”), which applies to all federal procurement and real property transactions, and debars suppliers who have been convicted of “integrity offences” from contracting with the federal government for a set period of time ranging from 5-10 years.
Excalibur: The Divisional Court Affirms That Class Actions Are Not Always Preferable and That Ontario Courts Should Not Always “Go Global”
In the recent Excalibur Special Opportunities LP v Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP decision, a majority of the Ontario Divisional Court upheld the ruling of Justice Perell denying certification of a proposed global class action on the basis that it failed to meet the preferable procedure and identifiable class requirements.
On June 25, 2015, Alberta’s Environment Minister announced that the province will make changes to current climate change legislation, including the doubling of carbon levies from $15/tonne to $30/tonne by 2017.
So, the Tsipras government has submitted its proposals for a third bailout. Specifically, new and non-triumphalist Minister of Finance Euclid Tsakalotos wrote on Wednesday to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) seeking a three-year loan facility “given the risk to the financial stability of Greece as a member state and of the euro area as a whole” [see letter here].
On May 4, 2015, Justice A.D. Macleod of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench certified an omnibus class action in Starratt v. Mamdani, 2015 ABQB 280.
Like any complex litigation, successfully defending a class action requires a team of people to work together effectively and efficiently.
Canadian Government Amends and Strengthens PIPEDA, Adding Breach Notification Requirement and Filling Other Gaps
Just prior to recessing for the summer, the Canadian government enacted the Digital Privacy Act.
As shippers, Canadian retailers and manufacturers should be aware of potential liabilities related to payment of freight charges.