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Published on: 18 Jul 2023 By
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Understanding data protection agreements: Key concepts and benefits

Data protection agreements – specifically, what are they, and as a business, should I have them? Three types of data Generally, your business signs data protection agreements with third-parties when you are providing important data to them. Here, data is referred to as one of three typ…

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Protecting your business: Cybersecurity and cyber hygiene

To illustrate the importance of proper cybersecurity and cyber hygiene practices, I will provide a brief example of a common cyber threat known as Business Email Compromise (BEC). Then, I will present actionable steps that you can take today to enhance the protection of your business. Busine…

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Published on: 18 Jul 2023 By
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Cost management and claims reduction: WSIB and Occupational Health & Safety

Our management-side labour and employment group at Siskinds is dedicated to offering effective strategies and advice to our employer clients, including helping them manage and control costs tied to their employment relationship with workers. A significant part of my practice revolves around …

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Business litigation: Tips for prevention and best practices

What is business litigation? Business litigation involves legal disputes where parties either sue or are sued. Cases typically involve two key components: liability, determining who caused harm, and damages, addressing losses incurred. Success in a case requires both liability and damages to…

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Published on: 18 Jul 2023 By
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Entering Canada as a business visitor: Essential requirements

In this blog, I will discuss the prerequisites for entering Canada as a business visitor, while also touching upon instances where a work permit is necessary or where a work permit exemption may be applicable. Our immigration team consistently receives inquiries from Canadian companies and o…

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Published on: 12 Jul 2023 By

Canopy Growth Corporation’s alleged misrepresentation of BioSteel’s revenue (TSX: WEED; NASDAQ: CGC)

On July 6, 2023, Siskinds LLP filed a proposed securities misrepresentation class action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Canopy Growth Corporation, its directors and senior officers, Canopy’s auditor KPMG LLP and two of BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc.’s (“BioSteel”) senior of…

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Published on: 10 Jul 2023 By (She/Her)

Is there a limitation period on sexual assault claims in Ontario?

Governed by the Limitations Act, 2002 (“Limitations Act”) in Ontario, a limitation period is the time within which one party must commence an action against another. The standard limitation period is two years from the date of the loss or the date the loss was discovered. Failure to commence…

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Published on: 6 Jul 2023 By

Newly released J&J bankruptcy plan for compensating talcum powder cancer claims includes Canadian claims

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that is pursuing a US bankruptcy to resolve thousands of talcum powder lawsuits has filed its plan for compensating cancer victims with pending claims, and the proposed plan directly impacts the rights of Canadians. The Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization pr…

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Published on: 6 Jul 2023 By

How to prepare for your examination for discovery: A guide for personal injury plaintiffs

Facing a civil lawsuit can be daunting, especially when it comes to the examination for discovery. If you are a plaintiff involved in a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario, these tips can help you understand the purpose of the examination for discovery and how to prepare for it. What is the e…

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