Legal Articles: Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

 







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HTMLSafeguarding the Arbitration Process: Court Deters Frivolous Claims of Arbitrator Bias
R. Aaron Rubinoff, John Siwiec; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 02, 2016
Two benefits that are commonly cited in favour of arbitration are the ability to select the decision-maker and the finality of awards. Two recent decisions of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice have further emphasized these benefits by awarding substantial indemnity costs against parties who...

 

HTMLLegalized Marijuana: Lessons From the U.S. Experience
Alicia Czarnowski, Timothy J. McCunn; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
In December 2015, the Government of Canada announced in its Speech from the Throne that it would begin the process of legalizing and regulating recreational access to marijuana. Though the possession and selling of marijuana remains a criminal offence until a full legislative and regulatory regime...

 

HTMLSeeing is NOT Believing: Trademark Solicitation Scams
Marina Stipanac; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 18, 2016
Depending on which side of equation you are on, you may consider revenue made by sending trademark notices offering fake or useless services to trademark owners a resourceful business practice. If you are a trademark owner, you may not be amused by this view.

 

HTMLThe Steps in a Civil Litigation Action
Alexandra Ormond; Perley-Robertson Hill McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2016, previously published on October 12, 2016
Pleadings consist of a statement of claim, statement of defence and reply.

 

HTMLDealing with the Canada Revenue Agency
Gregory Sanders; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2016, previously published on October 10, 2016
The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) is empowered with the administration and enforcement of the Income Tax Act (the “Act”). In connection with this, numerous issues arise for taxpayers in their interactions with CRA in respect of the administration and enforcement of the Act....

 

HTMLJoint and Several Liability: What Does Being 1% Liable Mean?
Alexandra Ormond; Perley-Robertson Hill McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2016, previously published on September 30, 2016
The 1% rule compels a defendant who may only be 1% at fault to pay the plaintiff’s entire judgment. The “1% rule” comes from s. 1 of the Negligence Act:

 

HTMLCanadian Patent Office Shortens the Time Between Payment of the Final (Issue) Fee and Issuance of the Resulting Patent from Ten to Eight Weeks (With a Further Reduction Coming)
Solomon M.W. Gold; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2016, previously published on September 28, 2016
Over the summer, the Canadian Patent Office announced that it would be amending its process for issuing patents by reducing the time between payment of the final fee in a pending application (sometimes also called the issue fee) and issuance of the resulting Canadian patent. For many years, the...

 

HTMLWhat is a “Rule 49” Offer to Settle?
Perley-Robertson Hill McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 21, 2016, previously published on September 2, 2016
The majority of legal cases settle before trial, and recent statistics show the number of settled cases to be as high as 95% in Ontario. This is likely due to Rule 49 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, which encourages and facilitates settlement by imposing costs consequences (payment of a portion of...

 

HTMLFighting the Urge - Balancing Patentability and the Need to Disclose
Adrian C. O'Donnell; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 15, 2016
All businesses from start-ups to large multinational enterprises can struggle to balance the ongoing business requirements for marketing, publicity, customer engagement etc. and the disclosure these bring with the requirement for novelty in protecting an invention in most countries globally. Each...

 

HTMLNew Bills Introduced to the Craft Beverage Industry
Conor J. Cronin; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 17, 2016
There are currently two pieces of proposed legislation, one in Parliament and one in the Ontario Legislature which, if enacted, would have a significant impact on the alcoholic beverage industry. Both proposed pieces of legislation are designed to provide incentives to small businesses, namely...

 


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