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Trademarks in the English language on public signs and posters
Need to Know Express — April 2014 David Eramian
On April 9 last, the Superior Court of Québec issued its judgement1 on a motion for a declaratory judgment...
Overlapping Insurance Policies: The Court of Appeal of Ontario toes the line!
Need to Know — April 2014 Mary Delli Quadri and Bernard Larocque
On January 16 last, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to grant leave to appeal by Lombard following a judgment...
Does the federal pension deemed trust outrank a perfected security interest in the context of CCAA proceedings? The Superior Court of Québec weighs in
Need to Know — April 2014 François Parent and Josée Dumoulin and Jean-Yves Simard and Brittany Carson
In the last few years, pension deemed trust issues have been a subject of debate before the courts. The Supreme...
Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear Réjean Hinse appeal
Need to Know Express — March 2014 Jonathan Lacoste-Jobin
On March 20, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada granted Réjean Hinse leave to appeal a decision involving an action...
Legal newsletter for business entrepreneurs and executives, Number 20
Lavery BUSINESS — March 2014 Philippe Décary and Catherine Rioux
SOME MEASURES TO TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SALE OF YOUR BUSINESS The process of...
Following the termination of a senior executive, a clause in a stock option plan is declared abusive and the behaviour of the employer deemed oppressive
Need to Know — March 2014 Émilie Laplante Paquin and Marie-Hélène Jolicoeur
In Dollo v. Premier Tech Ltée,1 the Superior Court of Québec declared a clause contained in the Stock Option...
Reform of the Quebec Code of Civil Procedure – The new class action
Need to Know — March 2014 Jean Saint-Onge
On February 20, 2014, the Quebec National Assembly passed Bill 28, An Act to establish the new Code of Civil...
Quarterly legal newsletter intended for accounting, management, and finance professionals, Number 23
Ratio — March 2014 Martin Bédard and Dominique Vallières and Valérie Korozs and Éric Gélinas
CONTENTS The 2014 Federal Budget Plan sounds the death knell for two family tax planning measures...
Fieldturf Tarkett inc. v. Gilman(1): The Court of Appeal upholds the payment of « phantom share » bonuses where employment has been terminated without a serious reason
Need to Know — March 2014 Brittany Carson
THE FACTS On January 22, 2014, the Court of Appeal of Québec confirmed the 2012 decision of the Superior Court of...
An Uncertain Outlook - Quebec’s mining taxation regime continues to perplex and deter investors in the province
Other — March 2014 Emmanuel Sala and Jean-Philippe Latreille
Once hailed as one of the most attractive jurisdictions for mining investment in the world, Quebec has suffered from changes...
The Theratechnologies Case
Need to Know Express — March 2014 Jean-Philippe Lincourt and Bernard Larocque
On February 20, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada allowed the motion for leave to appeal the judgment of the...
Capital requirements of life insurance companies : Where do we stand ?
Need to Know — February 2014 Marc Beauchemin and Leïla Yacoubi
AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL On December 16, 2013, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (the “IAIS”), which groups the regulators of...
The Quebec Government Announces an Increase to the Minimum Wage
Need to Know Express — February 2014
On February 5, 2014, the Minister of Labour announced that as of May 1, 2014, the minimum wage will be...
Canada initiates a process to ratify three international treaties on trademarks
Need to Know — February 2014 Simon Lemay
On January 27, 2014, the parliamentary secretary of the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs tabled five treaties in the House...
The Quebec Government's Action Plan for Making Pension Plans Equitable and Sustainable
Need to Know — January 2014 Josée Dumoulin and François Parent
Last December, the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity unveiled the Quebec government's action plan with the goal of [translation]...
Pension Plans and Class Actions: the Vivendi case
Need to Know Express — January 2014 Josée Dumoulin and François Parent and Bernard Larocque
On January 16, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada1 affirmed the Court of Appeal of Québec2 judgment which...
Taxation of the Natural Resources Industry in Quebec: The wave of changes still goes on
Need to Know — January 2014 Emmanuel Sala and Jean-Philippe Latreille
On December 20, 2013, the Quebec Department of Finance and the Economy issued Information Bulletin 2013-14 (the “Bulletin”), announcing inter...
The Robinson Case: The Final Chapter
Need to Know — January 2014 Bernard Larocque and Jonathan Lacoste-Jobin
Last December 23, the Supreme Court of Canada partially overturned the decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal in the...
Employee or Self-employed Worker? The Court of Appeal of Québec Rules
Need to Know — January 2014 Valérie Korozs and Guy Lavoie and Martin Bédard
The Court of Appeal of Québec recently ruled on the criteria for distinguishing between an employment agreement and a contract...
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The newsletter Need to Know discusses one topic per issue, generally a hot button in the news, or a subject of great interest to our readers. The Need to Know 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.