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Canada: new occupational health and safety act expands scope of employer duties

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the expansion of the types of entities that have […]

Use of injunction in modern trespass cases

By Leanne Norton and Lucy Shepherd In two recent cases of trespass, injunctions have been the preferred remedy rather than possession. An injunction is a court order that requires a party to do a specific act, or to refrain from doing a specific act. Injunctions are a discretionary remedy and an interim injunction might be […]

Adjudication watch June 2018: what you need to know

In this latest ‘Adjudication Watch’ our construction team provides updates on significant adjudication decisions: Mailbox (Birmingham) Ltd v Galliford Try Building Ltd (formerly known as Galliford Try Construction Ltd) [2017] Christopher Linnett Ltd and Mr Christopher Linnett v Matthew J Harding [2017] Baldwin and another v J R Pickstock Ltd [2017] Victory House General Partner […]

Messi scores important victory in longrunning EU trademark dispute

The General Court of the European Union ruled that the Barcelona and Argentina football star Lionel Andrés Messi, can register his European Union trade mark (EUTM) application for ‘MESSI’ in classes 3, 9, 14, 16, 25 and 28 (covering a wide range of products including fragrances, jewellery, clothing and sports equipment) notwithstanding an opposition led […]

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Former Dechert boss found guilty of perjury

Former White House aide and Dechert’s former Washington DC managing partner Lewis “Scooter” Libby was yesterday found guilty of perjury and obstructing justice in the investigation into the outing of a CIA operative. Libby, vice president Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, will be sentenced on 5 June, but he was found guilty of four […]

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South Africa is a land of unbridled opportunity. But it is also a land that is not without its problems, and a chequered history has kept much of the international business community at arms’ length for some time. This South Africa Special Report analyses the changing face of South Africa’s legal landscape and looks at […]

Ex-Sullivan associate rounds on counter-suit

The former Sullivan & Cromwell associate at the centre of a bitter discrimination case against his old employer has moved to dismiss the New York firm’s counter-suit against him. Sullivan’s own case against its former M&A associate Aaron Charney was filed on 1 February. It claims that Charney broke his attorney-client privilege and brought the […]

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