Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Client Alert – Recent Dismissal Of Derivative Suit Demonstrates That Directors Must Focus Their Attention On Cybersecurity

With the increasing sophistication and variety of cyber-attacks, directors of companiesholding sensitive customer information or trade secrets cannot be complacent about cybersecurity risk management and compliance. A recent decision in U.S. District Courtdismissing a shareholder derivative suit emphasizes that the board should be involved, not justin responding to data breaches after they occur, but also in developing prophylactic measuresand evaluating the companies’ status of compliance with privacy and data securityregulations. More…

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DOCTRINE OF HONEST PERFORMANCE

On November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long awaited decision on the issue of good faith in contractual performance.
The facts of Bhasin v. Hrynew (2014 SCC 71) are set out in brief as follows. Mr. Bhasin operated a business in Alberta selling RESPs on behalf of Canadian American Financial Corp (“Can-Am” ). After almost 10 years of successfully building his sales force, Mr. Bhasin and Can-Am entered into a new agreement governing their relationship featuring a three-year term which renewed automatically unless one party gave six months’ notice to
the contrary. More…

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Two for Tuesdays: Networking Mistakes

Since our Regional Meeting of the Americas kicks off on Thursday, there’s no more appropriate time to check in with some networking tips than today! We’ve covered a lot of “to dos” when it comes to networking, so today, I thought we’d take a look at what we should avoid doing when it comes to networking, and how to fix any networking mistakes we might make. 

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McDonald Hopkins to launch higher education live webcast series

CLEVELAND, Ohio (November 18, 2014) – McDonald Hopkins, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, will host a four-part series focusing on the most significant issues facing colleges and universities. The Higher Education Webcast Series will cover a wide-range of topics, including data privacy, state of the market and fiduciary duties, financing options, and labor and employment.

The Higher Education Webcast Series will begin this Wednesday, November 19, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST with “The top 10 data privacy threats confronting colleges and universities.” Panelists for the discussion will include: James J. Giszczak, Vice Chair, McDonald Hopkins’ Litigation Department and Chair of the firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice; Dominic A. Paluzzi, Attorney, McDonald Hopkins’ Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice; Merritt Neale, Director, Huron Consulting Group; and Chris Salsberry, Senior Director of Digital Forensics and Expert Services, Huron Consulting Group.

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Recent Fallout From Progressive Homes: Intact, compagnie d’assurances c. Construction GSS Gauthier 2000 Inc.

The recent decision of the Québec Court of Appeal rendered in “Intact compagnie d’assurance du Canada c. Construction GSS Gauthier 2000 inc.” could profoundly impact the interpretation of CGL policies.

Click here to read Hugues Duguay‘s comments on this topic.

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Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Defend An Auto-Świat Journalist Before the European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights decided to pursue a complaint submitted to the Court by advocates from the Litigation and Arbitration Department of Kochański Zięba Rapala and Partners.

The complaint was submitted on behalf of Krzysztof Koniuszewski – a journalist from Auto-Świat, a weekly magazine published by Ringier Axel Springer Polska – who was sentenced for defamation by a legally-binding decision of the Regional Court in Warsaw.  More…

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ILN Firm of the Month – Cordero & Cordero Abogados, Costa Rica!

Cordero & Cordero Abogados is a prominent and well-respected law firm in Costa Rica. It was established in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1940 by its founding partner Mr. Hernán Cordero-Zuñiga. Currently, it congregates a team of high-level attorneys, paralegals and specialized staff capable of assisting domestic and international clients with their everyday legal needs.

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PAMDA changes to cut red tape: what you need to know

The Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (QLD) (Act) will be repealed on 1 December 2014 and replaced with four new Acts, namely:

  • Property Occupations Act 2014;
  • Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014;
  • Debt Collectors (Field Agents and Collection Agents) Act 2014; and
  • Agents Financial Administration Act 2014.

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China deal closes off the promised Asian FTA trifecta

Australian exporters are set to benefit from an historic trade agreement signed today between Australia and its largest trading partner, China. This deal, which took 9-years of negotiation, represents a victory for bi-lateral trade and an expansion of the economic relationship beyond mineral and resources, which have dominated the relationship over the last decade.

The biggest wins are arguably in agriculture, services and investment, and it is fair to say that this agreement goes far beyond any other agreement China has signed to date. More…

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Marion Allan to present at the CBABC Ninth Annual Conference

Marion Allan will be presenting on the subject of elder law for everyone at the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch’s Ninth Annual Conference taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona this weekend.

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