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BC Court to Google: Look out, our reach could be greater than yours! Equustek Solutions Inc v Jack et al, 2014 BCSC 1063 BC

In an unprecedented decision handed down this month, Madam Justice Fenlon of the BC Supreme Court issued an injunction ordering … Read more

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Admissibility of Expert Reports

Maras v Seemore Entertainment Ltd. 2014 BCSC 1109 On June 18, 2014, the Court handed down a ruling on admissibility … Read more

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Confidentiality, Settlement Privilege and Mediation Agreements

Union Carbide Canada Inc. v Bombardier Inc., 2014 SCC 35 Most mediation agreements contain some form of confidentiality terms. The … Read more

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Non-Competition Agreements: Protect YOURSELF. Protect YOUR CLIENT.

Highlight: Many business brokers, lawyers and even accountants are not protecting their clients from the new income inclusion rules in the … Read more

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If You’re Selling Your Company, Don’t Get Sandbagged

Highlight: Understand how to spot a “sandbag clause” in your purchase and sale agreement and when to add specific anti-sandbag … Read more

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Earnouts or Burnouts – Don’t Get Burned on an Earnout

Highlight: Earnouts are difficult legal clauses to manage and can often lead to misunderstanding and difficulty realizing them. Here is … Read more

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Important change announced to discount rates in the Law and Equity Act

The discounting rate applied to damages set to manifest in the future has been amended down. Essentially, this means the … Read more

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Silver Fox v. Chief Coroner, 2013 YKCA 11, A missed opportunity?

Mr. Silver Fox died on December 2, 2008 after being held in a police cell used for holding intoxicated people … Read more

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Update on “Vacancy” Clauses – Coburn v. Family Insurance Solutions 2014 BCCA 7

The BC Court of Appeal recently reconsidered the issue of “vacancy” in the context of a denial of coverage under … Read more

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“Ryan’s Commander”: The SCC preserves the “historical tradeoff” in marine maritime negligence claims

Introduction In August of last year, the Supreme Court of Canada in Marine Services International Ltd. v. Ryan Estate (2013 SCC) … Read more

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