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Publications pour 2011

 

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Managing Workplace Violence and Harassment: An Employer’s Responsibility under Bill 168 (en anglais seulement) - Karin Pagé

19 dcembre 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD Bill 168 resulted in significant amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) which became effective June 15, 2010. The changes to the OHSA require employers to take ...

Caveat Realtor: Negligent Seller Statement Results in Real Estate Agent Liability (en anglais seulement) - Daniel A. Taylor

08 dcembre 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD In Krawchuk v. Scherbak et al.[2011 ONCA 352], the Ontario Court of Appeal determined that a real estate agent was equally at fault with the sellers for the damages suffered by a ...

Laneways and Municipal Liability (en anglais seulement) – Michael T. Brown

28 novembre 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD The Ottawa-area saw its first major snowfall of Winter 2012 during the late evening of November 22, 2011.  Newspaper articles covering the weather event over the next couple of ...

Defamation on the Internet/The Anonymous Defamer (en anglais seulement) - Keith A. MacLaren and Owen Bourns

17 novembre 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD The Internet has rapidly become the medium of choice for communication. The ability to communicate instantly without any limits on content and with the option of remaining anonymous ...

The Application of HST to Used Residential Real Estate (en anglais seulement) - Martin St-Onge

09 novembre 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD It is often assumed that the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), which in Ontario is currently 13% does not apply to the sale of a used residential property.  In some cases the rules ...

Un hyperlien n’est pas une forme de « diffusion » selon la Cour suprême du Canada - Joël M. Dubois

02 novembre 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD L’évolution des technologies de communication comme Internet a pour effet de forcer les tribunaux à définir (et redéfinir) les limites de ce qui ...

Employer’s increased reporting requirements re Occupational Health and Safety Act (en anglais seulement) - Margaret R. Truesdale

20 octobre 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD A Divisional Court decision in April of 2011 has raised questions about an employer’s responsibility to report to the Ministry of Labour when a guest, customer or visitor ...

Who is an Accredited Investor? What the Corporation should know (en anglais seulement) - David J. Lowdon

30 septembre 2011

PDF DOWNLOAD The Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) recently published Staff Notice 33-735 “Sale of Exempt Securities to Non-Accredited Investors” (the ...

.XXX Domain Names (en anglais seulement) - Paul W. Donovan

09 septembre 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) has approved a new top-level domain “.xxx”.  Dot-xxx domain names are designed for use in ...

So I have a patent, now what? (en anglais seulement) - Paul S. Sharpe

25 aot 2011

The Problem Your concept may be novel and your invention may be exactly what everybody needs. However, unless you get your patented idea from the drawing board into your customer's hands, the ...

Terminating Long-Term Employees: Words of Precaution (en anglais seulement) - Natasha D. Morley

18 aot 2011

In the first half of 2011 both the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice have sent a strong message to employers who are terminating long-term employees. In Di Tomaso ...

FINTRAC Compliance and Money Service Businesses: Could your business be at risk? (en anglais seulement) - Megan D. Wallace

11 aot 2011

Under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) has the authority to regulate a ...

Taking a Little Bit of the Mystery Out of Buying Your Home (en anglais seulement) - Michael T. Brown

08 aot 2011

Buying a home can be a daunting experience for anyone.  Whether you’re a young professional purchasing a downtown condominium unit, or an empty nester looking to upgrade or downsize ...

Software, Information Technology and Intellectual Property (en anglais seulement) - Adrian C. O'Donnell

02 aot 2011

Android™, Google™, Facebook™, Xbox™, Blackberry™, Apps, Internet, streaming, servers, hotspots,  and a multitude of other all too familiar terms represent the ...

Landlords Take Heed: The Marijuana Exclusion (en anglais seulement) - Daniel A. Taylor

25 juillet 2011

In Pietrangelo v. Gore Mutual Insurance Company [2011 ONCA 162 (March 2, 2011)], the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed a claim for coverage by an insured landlord who suffered the total loss of ...

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30 mars 2011

Are Personalized Medicine Claims Patentable in the US? (en anglais seulement) - Mark F. Vickers, Ph.D., Patent Agent

01 mars 2011

The field of personalized medicine brings hopes of medical treatment(s) tailored to individual patients based on that individual’s unique molecular, proteomic, metabolomic, etc. ...

Business Method Patents: Where Do We Stand? (en anglais seulement) - Adrian C. O'Donnell, Patent Specialist

10 janvier 2011

Patents have been traditionally granted for tangible inventions. In other words, they can be held in your hand or touched. Business methods are an intangible process and as such Business Method ...

Left Holding the Bill: Can the NAFTA Countries Recover from their Constituent Territories? (en anglais seulement) - Barry Leon & Andrew McDougall

01 janvier 2011

Canada’s surprise decision to settle the AbitibiBowater v. Canada NAFTA arbitration at an early stage this past summer brought a NAFTA issue to the fore that does not appear to have been ...