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Even lawyers' funerals are costlier than others

According to the Global Legal Post, lawyers are the professionals who spend the most on their funerals.

The GLP article cites a survey of 1,846 individuals by… 70 more words

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Federal budget seeks gender diversity and corporate governance changes

The federal government is planning to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act to promote gender diversity, modernize director elections and shareholder communications, and strengthen corporate transparency by banning bearer instruments. 92 more words

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Tax Court of Canada: Standard Life's Bermuda tax scheme 'designed to mislead'

The steps Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada took in 2006 to establish a life insurance business in Bermuda were little more than a sham, … 121 more words

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In-house lawyers less expensive than paralegals in private law firms, conference hears

Joe Ottersetter, general counsel at 3M, has told the Legal Marketing Association conference in San Diego that the US$211 hourly cost of using an in-house lawyer is less than external lawyers charge for paralegals. 48 more words

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Marshall Rothstein to retire from Supreme Court of Canada

Marshall Rothstein will retire from the Supreme Court of Canada following the end of the spring session of the Court, effective Aug. 31.

“Upon my retirement, I will have been a judge for over 23 years, including more than nine years as a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada,” Justice Rothstein said. 138 more words

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Federal budget extends music copyright by 20 years

The federal government’s budget, released Tuesday, includes plans to extend copyright for sound recording and performers’ performances to 70 years from the current 50 year limit. 121 more words

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Ontario judge undermines companies' broad-based approach to defending class actions

In a recent decision that limits the medical records that plaintiffs in class actions must give to defendants before certification, an Ontario judge has confirmed that at that stage defendants cannot attack the merits of an individual plaintiff’s case. 371 more words

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