RSS Welcomes Francis Hemmings in Its Estates, Wills and Trusts Group

RSS is pleased to announce that Francis Hemmings is now part of its Estates, Wills and Trusts Group. Since his call to the Bar, in 2012, Francis has accumulated substantial experience in litigation matters, especially in matters involving vulnerable or incapable persons.

Marilyn Piccini Roy, Ad. E., TEP, head of the group, is pleased with this new member. “Francis’s profile is ideally suited to complement our team. Already, he has significant experience in litigation matters, which will be most useful in analyzing our clients’ cases. Of course, he will be implicated in contestations and settlement of disputes.”

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New warranty rules in Belgium as of 1 June 2022

With the Act of 20 March 2022 (Act amending the provisions of the former Civil Code relating to consumer sales, inserting a new Title VIbis in Book II of the former Civil Code and amending the Code of Economic Law), Belgium has transposed two European Directives into Belgian law:

–    Directive (EU) 2019/770 of 20 May 2019 on certain aspects of contracts for the provision of digital content and services, and
–    Directive (EU) 2019/771 of 20 May 2019 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sale of goods.

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Chambers USA 2022 Ranks Connolly Gallagher in Three Delaware Practices

Chambers USA 2022 Ranks Connolly Gallagher in Three Delaware Practices

Connolly Gallagher LLP appears in three Delaware practice categories in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business released June 1. The prestigious Chambers guide has consistently ranked Connolly Gallagher for Delaware Chancery, Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment services.

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EEOC Issues Guidance on the ADA & Employer Use of AI Screening Tools

Over the past several years, workplace artificial intelligence (“AI”) tools have matured from novel to mainstream.  Whether facilitating attracting, screening, hiring, and onboarding job applicants or charting the career path or promotability of current employees, workplace AI tools will likely become more prevalent.  Legislators and administrative agencies have taken note and are in various stages of examining and regulating these tools, with the primary goal of ensuring that they do not violate federal and state laws prohibiting workplace discrimination.

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Employment Law Q&A: What is AI and why does it matter for employers?

What is AI?

AI stands for “artificial intelligence.” Generally, AI is the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term is frequently applied to the development of systems endowed with the intellectual processing characteristics of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience. Read more…

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Five Lessons from DDTC’s Most Recent Consent Agreement

On January 21, 2022, the U.S. Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) entered into a consent agreement with Torrey Pines Logic, Inc. (“TPL”) and its founder and president, Dr. Leonid Volfson, for alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (“AECA”) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”).1 TPL, an electro-optics and communications equipment company, allegedly committed violations that involved the attempted unauthorized export and unauthorized export of defense articles, including to proscribed destinations; involvement in ITAR-regulated activities while ineligible; and failure to maintain export transaction records. Read more…

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Risks Associated With a Simplified Life Insurance Proposal and Nullity Ab Initio

On March 28, RSS obtained a favourable decision on behalf of its client in Kabeya c. Compagnie d’assurance-vie RBC [RBC], 2022 QCCS 1035. In this decision, the Court concluded that a life insurance policy was null and void due to a false declaration by the insured regarding his Canadian citizenship status. The Court also considered the appropriateness of using a simplified form at the time of the application for a life insurance policy, as opposed to a more detailed application form, while recognizing the materiality of the false declaration in the insurer’s assessment of the risk.

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Marcel-Olivier Nadeau Elected Vice-president of the Bar of Quebec

At its June 1 meeting, the board of directors of the Bar of Quebec elected Marcel-Olivier Nadeau as vice-president of the Bar. He will be a close collaborator of the Bâtonnière Catherine Claveau. In this position, he will be at the forefront of the Bar’s involvement in the numerous legal issues that make headlines in Quebec.

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Unpacking Averages: Violations Found in Medical Device Warning Letters

Most companies want to avoid FDA warning letters.  To help medical device companies identify violations that might lead to a warning letter, this post will dive deeply into which specific types of violations are often found in warning letters that FDA issues.

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CHANGING RETAIL HABITS: THE END OF AN ERA FOR TRADITIONAL SHOPPING

The impact of COVID-19 has undoubtedly accelerated a shift in consumer behaviour towards online shopping. This increase has resulted in an unprecedented time for traditional shopping centres like Buchanan Galleries and the St Enoch Centre, with many shoppers now opting to do the majority of their shopping from the convenience of their own home.

The impact of COVID-19 has undoubtedly accelerated a shift in consumer behaviour towards online shopping. This increase has resulted in an unprecedented time for traditional shopping centres like Buchanan Galleries and the St Enoch Centre, with many shoppers now opting to do the majority of their shopping from the convenience of their own home. Read more…

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