PRACTICE AREA: Corporate Commercial

In light of today's announcement that the Cleveland Indians baseball team will remove their "Chief Wahoo" logo from their uniforms in 2019, many news stories are recalling Douglas Cardinal's 2016 application, ultimately rejected, for an interim and interlocutory injunction enjoining the Cleveland Indians Baseball Company, Major League Baseball and Rogers Communications from displaying or broadcasting the "Indians" name and "Chief Wahoo" logo within Canada.

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As of January 17th Legislative Watch will be available as a NEW add-on subscription to LawSource that will allow users to track individual bills or bills relating to specific statutes for deeper, more efficient research.

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The Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 received Royal Assent on November 15, 2017.

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This digest highlights a recent Court of Appeal decision from Ontario that includes a claim for ad hoc fiduciary duties owed by corporate directors to shareholders.

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This digest highlights a Supreme Court of Canada decision out of Quebec, which may be interesting for franchisors operating in that province.

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Enhanced Text and Annotations Library

The enhanced Text and Annotations Library is coming soon in September on WestlawNext Canada.

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What’s Market: Legal Trends in Canadian M&A Transactions (2017 Report)

Learn about market practices and trends in Canadian private M&A transactions. View white paper for full survey findings.

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Digest of the Week – Rectification of Contractual Agreement

This digest highlights a Supreme Court of Canada decision which allowed the Attorney General’s appeal from a lower court decision allowing rectification of a contract, holding that rectification was limited to cases where the agreement between the parties was not correctly recorded in the instrument that became the final expression of the agreement.

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Digest of the Week – Receivership Orders Not Subject to Collateral Attack

This digest highlights an Alberta Court of Appeal decision where the Court dismissed an appeal from a summary judgment motion dismissed the action, holding that orders made under receivership proceedings could not be subject to collateral attack.

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Digest of the Week – Oppression Remedy Has No Application to Personal Disputes About Ownership of Assets

This digest highlights a British Columbia Supreme Court decision where the Court dismissed an oppression remedy application, holding that the oppression remedy has no application to personal disputes about ownership of assets.

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Digest of the Week – Court has no jurisdiction to entertain dispute which is solely a matter of contract

This digest highlights a Federal Court decision where the Court dismissed an application to vary Patent Office records pursuant to an agreement to assign certain rights, holding that the court had no jurisdiction to entertain a dispute which is solely a matter of contract.

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Digest of the Week – Existence of individual plaintiff does not alter well-established test to be applied on an application for security for costs

This digest highlights a recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision where the Court overturned a motion judge’s decision denying security for costs against a corporate plaintiff because of the existence of an individual plaintiff.

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