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Why insurers can expect to see a surge in demand for pandemic BI coverage

April 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Your commercial clients could start asking for business interruption insurance that includes pandemic, if they have not already, a human resources lawyer says. “I think after this pandemic, most companies would probably be well-advised to take a look at their

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Sexual harassment, cannabis top legal risks in Canada this year: law firm

January 5, 2018 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – The hot button issues of sexual harassment in the workplace and cannabis legalization joined a leading Canadian law firm’s annual top 10 list of legal risks for businesses in 2018. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP included sexual harassment in

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New federal law may make cyber a must-have

December 4, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

This may be a prime time for brokers to start selling cyber insurance to commercial clients. There is still no word on when Canada will have nation-wide mandatory breach notification, but a legal cyber specialist says companies should start to

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Class-action lawsuit over franchisor’s duty of fair dealing resolved in favour of defendant

October 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A class-action lawsuit in Ontario, alleging a franchisor breached its duty of fair dealing under the Arthur Wishart Act, will not be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. In 1250264 Ontario v. Pet Valu, a court cited an earlier

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Drivers still liable in accidents, even in near driverless cars, says Canadian law firm Borden Ladner Gervais

August 2, 2016 Terry Pedwell - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Until Canadians own cars that truly drive themselves, they can forget getting off the legal hook if they’re in an accident with a vehicle that still has a steering wheel, suggests a report from Canada’s biggest law firm.

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Trans Pacific Partnership makes it “quite likely” that Canadians’ confidential data would be subject to US Patriot Act: MP

May 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A provision in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which Canada has signed but not ratified, makes it “quite likely” that banking information could be “accessible to American security intelligence agencies,” a federal member of parliament recently suggested. The TPP