Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.
Canadian Securities Law
Use of automatic plans to facilitate trading by company executives
Under Canadian securities laws, insiders of public companies such as officers and directors are generally restricted from trading in the company’s securities when in position of material non-public information (MNPI). This restriction can prove challenging for those holding investments in their employer-issuers when they may need to purchase or sell securities for legitimate personal, financial or other needs. …
First Reference Talks
Ontario Court of Appeal puts the ‘reasonable’ back into ‘reasonable notice’
Determining the actual notice period an employee is entitled to upon termination is often a frustrating exercise for employers. This is especially true of the more recent case-law which has tended to place more emphasis on certain factors (age and tenure) at the expense of other factors (nature of position and compensation). There have been widely divergent awards in recent years. This undermines the ability of employers to plan, with some certainty, for large scale restructurings and the required notice/severance to provide staff….
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Title Company May Appeal Ruling in Cyber Crime Case to U.S. Supreme Court
The American Land Titles Assocation reported on a case invovling a U.S. escrow company that had its bank account hacked by cyber criminals. While Canada doesn’t have escrow companies of this kind, it still serves as a lesson in what can happen if law firms don’t take adequate steps to protect against cyber attacks on their trust account. This company is paying the price because it felt that additional cybersecurity steps weren’t convenient….
National Magazine Blog
First environmental refugee could be the tip of the iceberg
While the northern hemisphere continues to confuse weather with climate (there can’t be global warming, winter was so cold!) and argue about polar bears while the melting polar ice cap remains out of sight and therefore out of mind, some South Pacific island nations are literally going under due to climate change….
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