Monthly Archives: November 2018

Ontario Court Gives OK For Lawyer to Sue Law Society

The Ontario Court of Appeal is permitting lawyer Paul Robson’s action against the Law Society of Upper Canada (now the Law Society of Ontario) (“LSO”) and three of its employees for malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office to proceed.  The appeal court’s decision overturned the decision of Justice Patrick Monahan of the Superior Court of Justice on a motion to strike by the LSO.  Mr. Robson argued before the court that he is a thorn in the side of the LSO and someone at the LSO wishes to silence him.

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Risks Mitigation Strategies under a Merger & Acquisition Transaction

Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) are one of the most preferred methods for inorganic growth of businesses. However, M&As can go wrong due to various reasons: overenthusiasm about unquantifiable strategic benefits of the deal resulting in over valuation of the acquired company; post deal integration issues in systems, processes, human resources leading to lack of synergies; mismatch between vision and operating strategies of the new and old managers; undisclosed/unexpected liabilities or claims causing a dent in the benefits of the M&A, etc.

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Talking Tax – Issue 144

Phoenixing labour hire operator sentenced to jail in WA
In brief

A labour hire business operator who fraudulently obtained more than $890,000 through illegal phoenix activity (involving business debts, GST and PAYG obligations) has been jailed for five years and four months and ordered to repay the money.

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HRSA Establishes January 1, 2019 Effective Date for 340B Ceiling Price and Civil Monetary Penalty Rule

On November 30, 2018, the Department for Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) will publish its final rule to change the effective date for its 340B Drug Pricing Program ceiling price and manufacturer civil monetary penalty final rule to January 1, 2019.

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Proposed Rules Loosen Restrictions on Hardship Withdrawals

Based on proposed regulations released by the U.S. Department of Treasury on November 14, 2018 (the “Proposed Regulations”), participants in 401(k) and 403(b) plans may find it easier to get hardship withdrawals as early as plan years beginning after December 31, 2018. Hardship withdrawals are permitted on account of financial hardships if the distribution is made in response to an “immediate and heavy financial need” and the distribution is necessary to satisfy that need. The Proposed Regulations incorporate various prior statutory changes, including changes imposed by the 2017 Tax Act, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. These changes are summarized below:

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Connolly Gallagher is Proud to Welcome Brandon R. Harper

Connolly Gallagher is pleased to welcome Brandon R. Harper to the firm. As an Associate, Brandon joins the firm’s Delaware Business, Commercial and Corporate Litigation group.

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The Pursuit of “Truth” in Advertising: Data

As mentioned in my previous two posts (found here and here), I gave a presentation at the 40th Annual Association of National Advertisers/Brand Activation Association Marketing Law Conference titled “The Pursuit of ‘Truth’ in Advertising.” It explored how consumers view the truth in this era of fake news and alternative facts, and how this changing understanding of the truth has affected the advertising ecosystem and the practice of advertising law. Today, I will share the third installment in my series of highlights from my presentation.

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IP Court restrained to sell and market a generic drug until the patent expiry

On 24 April 2018 the Intellectual Property Court published its Decision in case A41 85807/2016 between Swiss-based Novartis AG and local generic Nativa LLC.

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Tenants’ top tips on telecommunications

Gone are the days of communicating via smoke signals and carrier pigeons.  Billions of emails are sent every day. Telecommunications is therefore of vital importance to most, if not all, 21st century businesses. Many tenants’ focus is therefore on their ability to extend the telecommunications services at their premises. Broadly speaking, tenants are in a good position to do so as the new Electronic Communications Code (Code), which came into force on 28 December 2017, is weighted very much in favour of telecommunications operators and their customers.

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Hoe lang duurt een juridische seconde?

U heeft waarschijnlijk meegekregen dat we een nieuwe kilo krijgen. Vanaf 20 mei 2019 is een kilo niet langer het gewicht van dat prototype blok platina-iridium in Parijs, maar wordt de kilo uitgedrukt in een natuurkundige formule.

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