The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Generics (UK)
Ltd v Yeda Research & Development Co Ltd, gives rise to
important issues for in-house legal professionals to consider when
they are seeking to move to a rival employer, especially when there
is ongoing or imminent litigation between the two competitors.
Two recent decisions of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice
indicate the importance of a business ensuring that other parties
to which it has provided indemnity and hold harmless covenants have
been properly added as an "additional insured" under a
commercial general liability policy issued to the business. Both
decisions illustrate the sometimes complicated insurance coverage
issues which arise when dealing with occupier's liability
claims involving slips and falls on commercial properties. The
courts are required to address these coverage issues in the context
of the business arrangements and agreements between the parties
and the insuring arrangements which have been put into place
by the parties. Sometimes, the insurance arrangements do not mirror
the contractual obligations of the parties. This omission can be
very costly to a business.
In Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp & Others v British
Telecommunications Plc  EWHC 1981 (Ch) case, we learn of the
new duty on an ISP to block websites which provide links to pirated
films and therefore any infringed copyright.
In Offshore Energy v Ameron the Supreme Court of Canada will
hear an appeal on the practice of settling a case with some
defendants, while continuing actions against others, and what the
disclosure obligations are in regard to such settlements.
The prospect of an internal investigation raises many thorny issues. This presentation will canvass some of the potential triggering events, and discuss how to structure an investigation, retain forensic assistance and manage the inevitable ethical issues that will arise.
From the boardroom to the shop floor, effective organizations recognize the value of having a diverse workplace. This presentation will explore effective strategies to promote diversity, defeat bias and encourage a broader community outlook.
Staying local but going global presents its challenges. Gowling WLG lawyers offer an international roundtable on doing business in the U.K., France, Germany, China and Russia. This three-hour session will videoconference in lawyers from around the world to discuss business and intellectual property hurdles.
Under the Income Tax Act, the Employment Insurance Act, and the Excise Tax Act, a director of a corporation is jointly and severally liable for a corporation's failure to deduct and remit source deductions or GST.
Under the Income Tax Act, the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan Act and the Excise Tax Act, a director of a corporation is jointly and severally liable for a corporation's failure to deduct and remit source deductions.
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