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Not Fit For Duty! Dealing With Incapacitated Professionals
Self-regulating professions in Canada demand exacting standards of their members. The pressure to comply is significant as failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action and losing one's license to practice.
Canada
3 Apr 2012
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Special Relationships May Not Be So Special
The Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in "Krawchuk v Scherbak" provides a helpful reminder of how the elements of a claim for negligent misrepresentation are established.
Canada
22 Nov 2011
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House Of Lords Holds That A Bank Owes No Duty Of Care To Beneficiaries Of Mareva Orders
A British bank recently won a significant ruling regarding asset freezing orders (typically referred to as Mareva Orders).
Canada
21 Mar 2007
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When Lending To Investors, Lenders Must Make Sure They Are Not Acting As Advisors
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently held that lenders are not responsible for the unfortunate results of borrower’s failed investments in situations where the lender is not acting as an advisor.
Canada
14 Aug 2006
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Poor Reference Check Results In Damages
Recruiting capable talent is challenging at the best of times. The demand for solid candidates remains strong while the available talent pool seemingly keeps shrinking.
Canada
21 Feb 2006
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Competition And Antitrust In Canada
First enacted in 1889, Canadian competition legislation predates the Sherman Act. Canada’s current Competition Act (the ‘Act’) governs all Canadian antitrust matters and, with few exceptions, applies to all businesses in Canada.
Canada
 
21 Feb 2006
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Peoples v. Wise: A Turning Point for Directors’ Duties
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in Peoples Department Stores Inc. v. Wise, a decision that is now Canada’s leading case on directors duties. Many see the decision as welcome relief for directors because, on the facts of the case, the Court relieved directors of a duty to creditors. A closer look reveals a very different picture.
Canada
24 Nov 2004
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Toxic Mold Litigation and Update on Voluntary Stewards
We’re taking a small step away from our focus on the Waste Diversion Act and the Blue Box Program Plan this issue to bring our clients news on another environmental front – toxic mold litigation.
Canada
19 Jul 2004
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Westray Bill Impacts Canadian Workplaces
In our January Employee and Labour Relations bulletin, we reported important amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada that will significantly impact all Canadian workplaces.

Bill C-45, also known as the Westray Bill in honour of the deadly explosion at the Westray mine in Plymouth, Nova Scotia in 1992 that prompted legislators to review occupational health and safety law, comes into force on March 31, 2004.

Canada
6 Apr 2004
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Once Bullies On The Schoolyard, Now Bullies At Work: What Employers Can Do To Protect The Workplace
Emotional and physical harassment are not confined to the schoolyard. Bullies eventually grow up, but their tendencies to dominate do not always dissipate. Many employers traditionally think of harassment as "sexual harassment" and design policies to address these types of incidents, leaving employees to settle conflicts between themselves.
Canada
22 Mar 2004
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