Monthly Archives: February 2020

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International Lawyers Network Members Recognized by Chambers Global 2020

The International Lawyers Network is proud to announce that nearly half of its member firms – and their associated lawyers – have again been ranked in the prestigious Chambers Global 2020 guide. Chambers Global 2020 ranks firms and attorneys in more than 190 countries as well as law firm networks throughout the world.

The International Lawyers Network is also ranked in this year’s edition as Leading Law Firm Network – Global-wide. About the Network, Chambers says, “Considered a ‘very dynamic network’ in the global business market, International Lawyers Network is an association of full-service firms covering an impressive global footprint of over 60 countries. Its firms are expert in a variety of specialist areas, such as cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and estates and trusts, in addition to stalwart practices in cross-border transactions and litigation.”

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A Snapshot of our Recent Activity — Business Law

Assembled by Herbert Z. Pinchuk, Head of our Business Law Group

February 3, 2020 — A periodical glimpse into the wide variety of deals and cases that RSS handles each and every day. From helping start-ups and assisting individuals to working along major corporations, we provide the complete scope of legal services.

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Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction to Stop California’s Controversial Anti-Arbitration Law

The California Legislature’s attempt to circumvent both the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) and the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Epic Systems by crafting a new law prohibiting California employers from requiring employees to enter into arbitration agreements is off to a rocky start in the courts, to say the least.

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Moratorium Period Exclusion in Insurance Law

By Élisabeth Laroche and Sarah Bouzo, from our Insurance Law Practice Group

February 3, 2020 — On January 7, 2020, in Talbot c. Industrielle Alliance, assurances et services financiers inc., 2020 QCCS 193, Justice Martin Dallaire dismissed a claim for a critical illness insurance benefit following a cancer diagnosis for which the insured showed signs and symptoms during the moratorium period. However, he concluded that this clause cannot have the effect of excluding a recurrence or a new diagnosis of cancer.

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