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Regulatory Offences in the Distribution of Insurance Products: A Call for Diligence
In Fact and in Law Express — December 2013 Marc Beauchemin and Jean Martel and Evelyne Verrier and Leïla Yacoubi
On November 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its judgment in the case of La Souveraine, Compagnie d’assurance...
The FDA wants to prohibit artificial trans fats
In Fact and in Law Express — November 2013 Simon Lemay
On Thursday, November 7, 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced measures to definitively eliminate all the...
The Supreme Court invalidates Alberta’s personal information protection act : What impact will this have elsewhere in Canada?
In Fact and in Law — November 2013 Guillaume Laberge
On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada declared Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)1 constitutionally invalid on...
Since last October 30, it has become more difficult for non-residents to acquire agriculturally zoned lands suitable for the cultivation of the soil or the raising of livestock in Quebec
In Fact and in Law — November 2013 Jules Brière
THE 1979 STATUTE It is well known that, under the legal regime for the protection of agricultural lands, the acquisition of...
Electronic commerce in insurance products: The CCIR adopts the final version of its position paper
In Fact and in Law Express — November 2013 Marc Beauchemin and Leïla Yacoubi
Over the last few years, the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators1 (“CCIR”) has taken an active interest in the...
Business Succession Planning: Transfer, Financing and Planning
Other — November 2013
Have you built a prosperous business through your hard work and perseverance? Are you the kind of entrepreneur who invests...
New Fisheries Act permit rules take effect November 25th, 2013
In Fact and in Law Express — November 2013 Katia Opalka
Introduction Last week, the federal government took a big step toward bringing the Fisheries Act (Canada) and its application into line...
Class Actions: The Supreme Court of Canada addresses the issue of indirect purchasers and the jurisdiction of the Quebec courts over contracts formed at a distance
In Fact and in Law Express — November 2013 Louis Charette and Bernard Larocque
On October 31, 2013, the Supreme Court rendered three judgments with respect to class actions at the authorization or certification...
Legal newsletter for real estate professionals, Number 8
Lavery REAL ESTATE — October 2013 Élise Poisson and Julie Grondin
FUNGAL CONTAMINATION AND COMMERCIAL LEASES Fungal contamination: a complex problem The detection of a fungal contamination problem in a building can be...
Accidental discharges: the duty to notify
In Fact and in Law Express — October 2013 Katia Opalka
On October 17th, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in Castonguay Blasting, commonly referred...
The theory of contractual repudiation does not apply to employment contracts
In Fact and in Law Express — October 2013 François Parent
Can an employee’s insubordination amount to repudiation of his employment contract, thus providing his employer with just and sufficient cause...
The Committee on Public Finance presents its views on the D’Amours Report
In Fact and in Law Express — October 2013 François Parent
On September 17, 2013, after holding special consultations in June and August 2013,1 the Committee on Public Finance published...
Legal newsletter for business entrepreneurs and executives, Number 18
Lavery BUSINESS — September 2013 Josianne Beaudry and Jean-Sébastien Desroches and Sophie Prégent
CONTENTS Easing the financing rules while waiting for crowdfunding Avoiding disputes by entering into a shareholders’ agreement Tenth anniversary of...
The External Directors of a SME
In Fact and in Law — September 2013 André Laurin and André Vautour
OVERVIEW: Good governance can and should create value for SMEs Good governance can constitute...
The Supreme Court of Canada Renders a Decision on Restrictive Covenants Contained in an Asset Sale Agreement
In Fact and in Law Express — September 2013 Zeïneb Mellouli and Jean-Sébastien Desroches
On September 12, 2013, in Payette v. Guay inc.1, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision which will...
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the Asphalte Desjardins case on the issue of the employer’s right to waive the resignation notice given by an employee
In Fact and in Law Express — September 2013 Valérie Korozs
On September 5, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada allowed the motion for leave to appeal filed by the Commission...
Criminal negligence: The Court of Appeal of Ontario increases to $750 000 the fine imposed on Metron Construction Corp.
In Fact and in Law Express — September 2013 Josiane L'Heureux and Élodie Brunet
On September 4, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal ordered Metron Construction Corporation (“Metron”) to pay a fine in the...
Quarterly legal newsletter intended for accounting, management, and finance professionals, Number 21
Ratio — September 2013 Catherine Méthot and André Paquette and Bruno Verdon and Jean-Philippe Latreille and Mathieu Thibault and Étienne Guertin and Jean Legault
CONTENTS The Pros and Cons of Arbitration Clauses in Commercial Contracts Pirating and Using Software Without a Licence: The BSA...
Class action based on the thesis of constructive dismissal: the Superior Court dismisses the application for authorization
In Fact and in Law Express — August 2013 Valérie Korozs
In July 2007, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada (hereinafter referred to as “Allstate”) sent a notice of change of working...
Prospectus offerings in Canada: a comprehensive guide to the improved Canadian marketing rules for issuers and investment dealers
In Fact and in Law — August 2013 Guillaume Lavoie and Robert La Rosa
On August 13, 2013, significant amendments to National Instrument 41-101 - General prospectus requirements, National Instrument 44-101 - Short form...
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The newsletter In Fact and In Law discusses one topic per issue, generally a hot button in the news, or a subject of great interest to our readers. The In Fact and In Law Express is more concise and deals with various issues that make headlines, such as a recent court decision or important developments in a legal area. Some of Lavery’s specialty teams also publish quarterly newsletters on specific topics, including small and medium-sized businesses, real estate and innovation. Lastly, RATIO is a quarterly newsletter intended for accounting, management and finance professionals.