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Posts from October 2010.

Amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and related new legislation came into force in the summer of 2008 which were aimed at significantly enhancing and protecting, among other things, employee related claims against bankrupt or insolvent companies.  The amendments included a super priority charge over all assets for some, but not all, pension claims as ...

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Posted in Pensions

Over the last 20 years, the Courts in Canada have struggled with Pension Plan Administrators and Sponsors’ legal obligations as well as the legal rights of Plan Members in Defined Benefit Pension Plans.  Luckily, in the last few years, some clarity has begun to emerge from the Supreme Court of Canada regarding these issues and this has been good news for Pension Plan ...

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Posted in Defamation

The brave new frontier for the law of defamation today is definitely social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and – yes – blogs too. The last couple of years have seen claims for defamation (libel) move from the traditional print and broadcast media to the Web 2.0, starting with Facebook. By way of background – in case you’re not one of its 500 million users – Facebook is ...

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