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|Summary Judgment Applications in Alberta: Court of Appeal Indicates Appeals from Denials Will Be Difficult to Establish|
Melissa Tennison; Davis LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015The Alberta Court of Appeal in its recent decision, 776826 Alberta Ltd. v. Ostrowercha, 2015 ABCA 49, discussed the recent changes to the direction of the law on summary judgment applications. It confirmed that the decision of the Trial Judge as to whether or not summary judgment is a fair and...
|Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Exclusivity of Montreal Convention on Airline Liability|
Elise Clavert, Laura Easton, Prasad Taksal; Davis LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015On October 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada, with a 5-2 majority, held that Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (the “Montreal Convention”) provides exclusive recourse against airlines for claims arising in the course of international...
|Working Outside the Employment Standards Act: Variances, Averaging Agreements, and Exclusions|
Michael Hamata; Davis LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on November 27, 2014Flexible shift work schedules are a familiar part of large-scale infrastructure and resource projects in British Columbia. In those industries, it is common for employees to work for several weeks, followed by a week off, work 10 or 12 hour shifts, or work some other nonstandard schedule. However,...
|Ontario Releases New Climate Change Discussion Paper: Highlights Carbon Pricing Options and “Climate Critical” Priorities|
Andrew Lord; Davis LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015On Thursday, February 12, 2015, Ontario released a discussion paper regarding Ontario’s strategy for addressing climate change. The paper is another milestone on Ontario’s long road to implementing its 2007 Climate Action Plan. Covering everything from urban planning to carbon pricing,...
|Federal Government Proposes LNG Tax Break|
Michael Styczen, P.Eng; Davis LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015Last week, we reported that the federal government was considering a proposal to provide a significant tax break to proposed LNG plants in British Columbia.
|Legal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbies|
Laura Easton; Davis LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014Nothing signals the approach of the holidays like eggnog lattes, gingerbread, frenzied mall traffic and of course, the Clawbies! Since 2006, the annual Canadian Law Blog Awards has been recognizing outstanding blogs from the Canadian legal industry. The nomination process is open to the public.
|Court of Appeal Confirms Counsel’s Role in Assisting Expert Witnesses|
Katherine A. Ruta; Davis LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015On January 29, 2015, the Court of Appeal affirmed counsel’s role in assisting experts with preparation of their expert witness reports for trial. In a controversial decision handed down by Madam Justice Wilson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in January 2014, counsel’s practice...
|Company Directors Jailed After Employee Death|
Catrina Webster; Davis LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015There is a rising trend towards holding supervisors and managers legally responsible for accidents in the workplace. On January 13, 2015, New Mex Canada Inc., an Ontario importer and retailer of furniture and accessories, was fined $250,000 and two of its directors have been jailed for 25 days,...
|Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard|
Kelly Friedman; Davis LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 - Information technology - Security techniques - Electronic discovery”...
|Federal Government to Consider LNG Tax Break in Budget|
Michael Styczen, P.Eng; Davis LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015Reuters is reporting that Finance Minister Joe Oliver, in pre-budget consultations, is considering a proposal to provide a significant tax break to proposed LNG plants in British Columbia.