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Top tips for litigation: ThinkHouse foundations

Understanding what you need to do when faced with the prospect of litigation is essential for in-house counsel. In this webinar Ana Lelliott provides her top tips for dealing with commercial disputes, discusses when to litigate or consider alternative options and provides a quick refresher on privilege and without prejudice.

Ontario Court of Appeal confirms: No cap on Family Law Act damages in Ontario

In Moore v 7595611 Canada Corp, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that there is no maximum cap for loss of care, guidance and companionship damages under the Family Law Act in Ontario. Family members (spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, or siblings) of an injured or deceased person can seek these damages in a tort claim where the injury or death occurred due to the fault or negligence of another person.

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Orrick taps Mayer Brown for restructuring push

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Mayer Brown‘s global restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency co-chair for its New York office. Raniero D’Aversa has joined the firm as a partner to head the New York creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice. Mark Fennessy, a partner in the firm’s London creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice, said: “We are very […]

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