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|Explain yourself! The Ontario Court of Appeal Reminds Us of the Importance of Reasons in Barbieri v. Mastronardi|
Justin H. Nasseri; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
June 10, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014Recently, the Ontario Court of Appeal reminded us of the importance of reasons for judgment in Barbieri v. Mastronardi. A unanimous Court allowed an appeal from an order granting summary judgment to a plaintiff who sued for breach of contract and negligence, holding that the lack of sufficient...
|Louisiana-Pacific Corporation and Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. Terminate USD$1.1B Deal Due to Regulatory Hurdles|
Oliver J. Borgers, Michele F. Siu; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
June 4, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014On May 14, 2014, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (Louisiana Pacific) and Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (Ainsworth) mutually agreed to terminate their agreement in which Louisiana Pacific would acquire Ainsworth. Approximately eight months after announcing the transaction last September, the parties...
|Your Patent Has Been Infringed: Enforcement of Oil and Gas Patents in Canada|
Timothy St. J. Ellam, Steven Tanner; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014Patent disputes are on the rise. 101 patent infringement actions were filed in in the Federal Court in 2013 as compared with 48 patent infringement cases in 2012. As we explained previously, part of that increase is due to an increase in oil and gas patent litigation. This raises the question;...
|From the Desk of the HR Manager, May 2014|
Melissa Kennedy; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014The Canadian Mental Health Association recognizes May 5th through 11th each year as Mental Health Week in Canada. The impact of psychological illness in the workplace is becoming increasingly prevalent, resulting in decreased productivity, increased absenteeism and impacts on an employer’s...
|“Men’s Day” Customer Appreciation Event Discriminatory|
Meaghan McWhinnie, Meaghan McWhinnie, Daniel Pugen, Daniel Pugen; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014In McConaghie v. Systemgroup Consulting Inc., 2014 HRTO 295, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (HRTO) found that an employer discriminated against a female employee on the basis of sex by sponsoring a customer appreciation event that was for men only. The HRTO also found that the employer...
|Federal Government Announces New Measures to Strengthen Regulations for Pipeline Safety|
Beverly Ma; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014On May 14, 2014, the federal Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Transport, and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario announced new measures designed to strengthen Canada’s pipeline safety system. These new measures reinforce the polluter pays...
|Unlocking the Potential of First Nations Lands|
Michael Nienhuis; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014Opportunities are being created across Canada as First Nations take action to unlock the potential of their lands.
|When Is a Partner Not a Partner? Control, Dependency and the Lurking Spectre of a Duty of "Good Faith"|
Julia Bennett, Alexandra Cocks, Jordanna Cytrynbaum; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014On May 22, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision that an equity partner in a law firm was not an employee for the purposes of the B.C. Human Rights Code (Code).
|“Control and Dependency Define the Essence of Employment”, SCC Rules|
Ryley Mennie; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014The Supreme Court of Canada released a highly-anticipated decision for professional partnerships, employers and employees today in McCormick v Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. We commented previously on the facts of the case and the history of proceedings to the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
|Deadline Looms for Canada’s Anti-Spam Law - But There’s Still (Barely) Time to Comply|
McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014In less than six weeks, the e-communications landscape in Canada will undergo a seismic shift. On July 1, 2014, Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) comes into force. Many businesses have assumed, incorrectly, that it simply won’t apply to them, or that their existing practices are just fine;...