CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT – YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INJUNCTIONS IN CANADA

nomao-saeki-63687The mattress business is a competitive one!  Trade-marks in the mattress business are valuable!

Sleep Country Canada Inc. is a major mattress retailer in Canada.  It is best known for its slogan “Why Buy a Mattress Anywhere Else?”.  It owns two Canadian trade-mark registrations for this slogan.  This trade-mark, together with its accompanying musical jingle, have been used by Sleep Country Canada in its promotional campaigns since 1994.  Those campaigns have included television, radio, print and digital adverting.  According to Sleep Country Canada, this slogan is and has been the cornerstone of its brand and marketing for its business.  The jingle was ranked as one of Canada’s 25 catchiest jingles and was inducted into the marketing Hall of Legends and the Retail Council of Canada Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Important amendments to Quebec’s Health Insurance Act: Here’s why you should take notice

By Benoît Chartier, from our Insurance Law Practice Group.

March 15, 2017 — For years now, the Health Insurance Act has required insurers to notify the Régie de l’assurance maladie when they began negotiating the settlement of a claim arising from an injury likely to entail the payment of insured services.

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J. Donald Wasil and Alexander Tachmes Lead $36M Hotel Deal

As recently reported in the Daily Business Review, Real Estate partners J. Donald Wasil and Alexander Tachmes assisted their client Hersha acquire the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove for $36 million. They guided a smooth transaction between Philadelphia-based Hersha and Miami-based hospitality group Gencom.

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Russell P. Hintze, Board Certified Tax Attorney, Joins Shutts & Bowen

MIAMI—Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that Russell P. Hintze has joined the firm’s  Orlando office as a partner in the Tax and International Law Practice Group.

Mr. Hintze is a board certified tax lawyer focusing his practice in the areas of joint ventures and transactional tax matters. He has extensive experience in general business tax planning, corporate tax, limited liability companies, partnerships, tax planning for real estate, and mergers and acquisitions.

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(Français) Entrevue éclair avec Me Annie Claude Beauchemin

Me Annie Claude Beauchemin est avocate en litige civil et commercial et possède une grande expérience en faillite et insolvabilité.

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Pourquoi avoir choisi le domaine dans lequel vous pratiquez?  J’ai toujours aimé la justice – pas celle où tout le monde a exactement la même chose. Celle compliquée, à laquelle il faut réfléchir longuement…

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Lawrence J. Casey Selected as Mentor for SBANE’s New England Innovation Awards Program

Davis Malm shareholder Lawrence J. Casey has been selected as a mentor for the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) Innovation Awards Program. Mr. Casey will work with four companies from various industries to review pitches and presentations, and advise on best practices throughout the three-phase selection process. Winners will be announced at the SBANE Innovation Awards Presentation and Gala Dinner on May 11, 2017.

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New draft law introduces a variety of changes to the Federal law “On joint stock companies” implementing a system of inner compliance in a joint stock company

Text of draft law initiated by Russian Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – the “Draft law”) was posted on January 25, 2017 on the federal Internet portal for the draft laws (http://regulation.gov.ru).

According to the publicly available information1 Draft law has undergone the stage of public discussions. The Draft law is expected to be soon introduced to the State Duma review.

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Lawyers: Everything You Know About Networking is Wrong

suit-business-man-business-man-37547“Don’t talk to people you know.”

“Follow up immediately.”

“Meet as many new people as possible.”

“Jump into social media.”

Is any of this sounding familiar to you?

As you head off to yet another networking event or conference, is someone admonishing you not to spend time with the people you know, but to get “five new business cards” by the end of the evening? Are you dreading yet another long session of small talk about the weather, or worse, politics, with a crowd of people you’ve never met?

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Employment Law This Week: Waiver of Meal Breaks, Transgender Guidance Withdrawal

Two stories on the new episode of Employment Law This Week will be of particular interest to our readers in the health care industry:

California Health Care Workers Can Waive Breaks

California health care workers can still waive some breaks. In February 2015, a California appeals court invalidated an order from the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) that allowed health care workers to waive certain meal breaks. The court found the order, which allowed the workers to miss one of their two meal periods when working over eight hours, was in direct conflict with the California Labor Code.

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California Health Care Workers Can Waive Breaks – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week – California health care workers can still waive some breaks.

In February 2015, a California appeals court invalidated an order from the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) that allowed health care workers to waive certain meal breaks. The court found the order, which allowed the workers to miss one of their two meal periods when working over eight hours, was in direct conflict with the California Labor Code. The state legislature then passed a new law giving the IWC authority to craft exceptions going forward for health care workers. This month, the appeals court concluded that its 2015 decision was based on a misreading of the statute and that even waivers occurring before the new law are valid.

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