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Focus: File-sharing cases sent down narrow path

While observers have suggested a recent Federal Court decision ordering Ontario-based Internet service provider TekSavvy Solutions Inc. to release the names of 2,000 of its customers to film production company Voltage Pictures LLC was a victory for copyright holders, it sends file-sharing cases down such a narrow path that it may not be profitable to follow.
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Focus: Snowden leaks create pressure for security reform

Recent allegations that the Communications Security Establishment Canada has been tracking Canadians through free Wi-Fi networks and swapping information with foreign governments have focused the ongoing Internet privacy debate on the collection of metadata. Proposals for parliamentary oversight and the inclusion of metadata in privacy legislation are now on the table in the hope of protecting Canadians from illegal monitoring.

Focus: Is Quebec or B.C. Canada’s class actions haven?

Two recent decisions have reignited the debate as to whether Quebec or British Columbia is the nation’s class action haven.

Focus: Bar surprised at province’s moves on Cunningham report

While the final report on the auto insurance dispute resolution system authored by former justice Douglas Cunningham arrived in February with barely a ripple, the legislation tabled to implement it has caught the insurance bar and industry by surprise.
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Focus: Lawyers dispute fears about lawsuits from drug bill

There’s no evidence a proposed law would lead to lawsuits against the federal health minister for recalling unsafe drugs, according to life sciences lawyers.

Focus: Bankruptcy relief for assault convict rejected

A man whose one-punch assault left his victim permanently brain damaged must pay a $1-million civil damages award despite declaring bankruptcy after the Court of Appeal overturned a lower court judgment that released him from the debt.

Focus: Boutiques adapting to industry changes

Boutiques focusing on insurance defence are having to find ways to exploit or adapt to the increasingly mighty power wielded by Canada’s insurance companies.
The acquisition by Desjardins Group of the Canadian operations of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. in January 2014 was the latest consolidation in a wave of moves that have left the insurance industry dominated by a handful of major players.
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Focus: Mixed reviews for changes to popular program

Immigration lawyers have given a mixed reception to the federal government’s revamp of one of its most popular immigration programs.

Focus: Strong backing for bill allowing HRTO costs awards

Employment lawyers are strongly backing a bill that would allow the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to award costs to successful parties.
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Focus: Lawyers concerned about push for new regime

The Ontario government is taking a second kick at the can with its latest attempt to capture unclaimed intangible property for government use in the event that it can’t locate the owner. But the trusts and estates bar feels the existing legal mechanisms are working well and isn’t embracing the new scheme.

Focus: Estate tax rules up in the air

Just over a year ago, there was great concern over the impending introduction of the new estate administration regime that would place collection and enforcement of the estate administration tax under the umbrella of the Ministry of Finance. However, the implementation date of Jan. 1, 2013, came and went and a year has passed without the new system coming into effect. Estate planners and administrators have been hoping the government is reconsidering the changes.

Focus: Chinese competition law sharpening its teeth

It has taken some five years since China’s modern competition regime took effect in August 2008, but by all appearances the country’s courts and regulator have only recently started to give the legislation some teeth.
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