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On 13 January 2015, the Government announced that a new Electronic Communications Code has been inserted into the Infrastructure Bill.
Ontario’s Divisional Court has decided that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act’s age cut-off for loss of earnings benefits for older workers did not violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The OPC stated that it ‘may’ be acceptable to rely on implied or opt-out consent when tracking and targeting individuals for online behavioural advertising purposes.
The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a final rule to amend the TILA-RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule it issued in November 2013.
Patent office issues ‘interim guidance’ reaffirming no per se exclusion to subject matter patentability
Recently patent practitioners and US Patent Office examiners received additional, and much needed, guidance for determining whether certain types of inventions are eligible for patent protection.
The case involving Adda Hotels really is the case that keeps on giving. The thrust of the litigation concerns whether a guarantee of an assignee by the same guarantor of the assignor is valid.
In July 2014, an MOL inspector issued four orders against the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services...
On 18 December 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP).
On 16 December 2014, the Judicial Panel for Economic Disputes of the RF Supreme Court (SC) 12 issued two court rulings on the Oriflame case and the Mary Kay case.
Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) — Lloyd’s gives sanctions guidance; Commission adopts Solvency 2 and CRR acts; and more
Dentons has released the 16 January 2015 issue of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication.
US Federal Trade Commission revises Hart-Scott-Rodino and interlocking directorate thresholds for 2015
The US FTC announced the new, revised jurisdictional thresholds for reporting transactions pursuant to the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.
The debate continues as to whether the Ontario Labour Relations Board has jurisdiction to hear harassment-reprisal complaints under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The deadline for Albertans to provide input on changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code is fast approaching
The Alberta government has made revisions to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code and has invited the public to provide comments on the proposed changes by way of surveys.
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is the new financial free zone for Abu Dhabi and is to be located on Al Maryah Island.
ConocoPhillips: FCA confirms Tax Court’s jurisdiction to determine questions of timing and the validity of a notice of objection
ConocoPhillips had commenced an application for judicial review as a result of a dispute between the CRA about whether a Notice of Reassessment had been validly sent to the taxpayer.
Recent reports indicate that Netflix may be cracking down on the use of virtual private networks. The legal issue is licensing.
Important update for landowners: new decision shines light on fair compensation to expropriated landowners
The Alberta Land Compensation Board has held that, when an expropriating authority acquires a portion of a large parcel, if the land acquired is of a better quality than the rest of the parcel a premium must be paid to reflect this.
Avon and its Chinese subsidiary paid $135m (£89m) to resolve an FCPA investigation with a deferred prosecution agreement, an SEC settlement, and a guilty plea by the subsidiary.
Two company directors of an importer and retailer of furniture and accessories, were jailed for 25 days after a worker died from a fall.
Governor Jerry Brown signed 930 bills during the 2014 session, the most in a single year since he took office in 2011. He also vetoed 143 bills, or about 13 per cent of the total that were sent to him.