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|White House Releases Text of Trade Deal|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2015On Thursday, the White House finally released the full text of the 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The release of the text triggers the 90-day review period for Congress. Under the fast-track trade legislation signed this spring, President Obama...
|What Constitutes Actual or Constructive Knowledge of a Defective Pole?|
Jeffrey Bearss; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015It's often hard to know when equipment in the field is defective, as many things wear over time. Inspecting equipment is critical, to avoid incidence of resulting damage. When equipment is defective, and damages occur as a result, the utility is exposed to liability. In general, most states find...
|Chevron Corp. c Yaiguaje: the Supreme Court States the Jurisdiction of the Ontario Courts to Recognize and Enforce Foreign Judgments|
Eric D'Aoust; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2015The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in Chevron Corp. c Yaiguaje, 2015 SCC 42, a case concerning the recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment.
|Ryan Seeks Greater Cooperation from All Republicans|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 10, 2015When he announced that he would be willing to run for Speaker, Paul Ryan (R-WI) said he would do so only if he could unite the entire Republican Party. As part of this effort, Speaker Ryan is now calling for a weekly meeting of the leaders of the centrist Tuesday Group, the conservative Republican...
|Everything You Need to Know About Ontario's New Anti-SLAPP Law|
Derek J. Bell; Bennett Jones LLP;
November 6, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2015On October 28, 2015, the government of Ontario passed the Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015 (PPPA), designed to identify and eliminate strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). The PPPA is the result of an expert advisory panel's recommendations of 2010. In short, the...
|U.S. Congressional Election News|
Elizabeth A. Murphy; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
November 6, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015A little less “in your face” (at least for the moment) than the 2016 presidential candidate hopefuls headlining every news source are the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives candidates who are also gearing up for the November 2016 elections. Incumbent Republican Senator Dan Coats,...
|Report to the Government of Alberta on the Development, Renewal and Financing of the Government's plan for Spending on Capital Projects to 2019|
David A. Dodge; Bennett Jones LLP;
November 6, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015The purpose of this report is to set out the principles that should guide the Government of Alberta "on matters broadly relating to the development, reconsideration and renewal of the Government's plan for prioritization of and spending on capital projects, including without limitation of the...
|Roads? Where we’re going, we’re still going to need roads.|
Mathew W. Norris; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
November 6, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015On the heels of celebrating Back to the Future Day, it seems only appropriate to paraphrase Dr. Emmett Brown while also looking at a few of the predictions that the celebrated movie series didn’t quite get right. No, we aren’t traveling to work on our hover boards quite yet, and the...
|Indiana Election Preview|
Michael Leppert; Taft Stettinius Hollister LLP;
November 6, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015Nov. 3 is a big day in a handful of places in Indiana, though the importance may not be reflected if the trend of dismally low voter turnout continues this municipal election year.
|Charity Commission Finds No Evidence of Misconduct or Mismanagement on the Closure of Cumbrian Boarding School|
Alison Paines, Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 16, 2015The Charity Commission has recently published its report following an enquiry into St Bees School, an independent day and boarding school operated through a charitable company.