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What is the GDPR and Why Should Canadian Businesses be Concerned with it?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation governing the protection of personal data of EU residents. So why does this EU legislation matter to Canadian businesses and organizations?

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Clubine v. Paniagua [2018 CarswellBC 1798 (B.C. S.C.)] examines the effect of “After The Event Insurance”, or “Adverse Costs Insurance” on costs awards in British Columbia. ATE insurance is coverage purchased for the specific purpose of indemnifying the insured against expenses related to litigation itself. Often the policies are purchased after the event that is the subject of the litigation (such as an automobile accident) has occurred.

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As with any trust, a valid will must satisfy the “three certainties”: certainty of intent to create the trust, certainty as to the subject-matter or property committed to the trust and certainty as to the objects of the trust or the purposes to which the property is to be applied.

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Employee filed complaint under Employment Standards Code for vacation pay and holiday pay; employer contended that "vacation pay" in agreement also included holiday pay; umpire found this inconsistent with employer's obligations to keep records and provide written statement separating out vacation and holiday pay under Code

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A bank was liable to the CRA where money was owed under the Excise Tax Act by a client of the bank. The bank had given the client a loan secured by real property; the client then sold the property and repaid the loan. Under the ETA, both the property and the proceeds of the property were held in a deemed trust for the Crown; the Court ruled that the ETA prevented the bank from relying on the defence of bona fide purchaser for value: 2018 FC 538

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This excerpt from the updated Drainage (Western) title examines Canadian law with regards to British Columbia's Water Sustainability Act

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The concept of “inducement” of an employee to leave secure employment involves a spectrum of facts

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2018 ONCA 778; Bankruptcy and insolvency --- Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act — Miscellaneous

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Digest of the Week | Frustration of Contract

Employee took leave of absence for a medical condition and was advised that he was terminated from employment as a result of frustration of contract

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Digest Of The Week | Fairfield Sentry Limited v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

2018 ONCA 696; affirming Fairfield Sentry Limited et al v. PwC et al (2017), 2017 ONSC 3447; Bankruptcy and insolvency — Proving claim — Provable debts — General principles

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CED: An Overview Of The Law — Wills — Rectification and Curing Deficiencies

This excerpt from the updated Wills title examines Canadian law with regards to rectifying and curing deficiencies in wills

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A journeyman is someone who is fully qualified and can perform the full scope of work in the trade or quasi-trade right up to the most complex

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