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A Titanic Disaster: The Watertight Case – That Sank!

A Titanic Disaster: The Watertight Case – That Sank!

Published: 19 Jul 2021

This case involves a 34-year-old man addicted to heroin, who was found unresponsive in an alleyway on a warm Sunday evening, with his left leg tucked underneath his body. There was also evidence he had been assaulted, with multiple abrasions and bruising over his face and body and marked swelling of his left leg. He was taken to hospital by ambulance, by which time, having received IV fluids, his ...

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New Legal Situation Regarding Crowdfunding in Poland

New Legal Situation Regarding Crowdfunding in Poland

Published: 12 Jul 2021

Major changes are envisaged regarding crowdfunding in Poland from autumn this year. As of 10 November 2021, in Poland, as in the other EU countries, Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 October 2020 on European crowdfunding service providers for business, and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 and Directive (EU) 2019/1937 (“Regulation”), will take effect. Mo...

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DETAILS MATTER. ESPECIALLY IN LEGAL AGREEMENTS

DETAILS MATTER. ESPECIALLY IN LEGAL AGREEMENTS

Published: 12 Jul 2021

Have you ever wondered if that contract you were reading actually needed all those legal terms? Every term, condition, and individual facet of a legally binding contract can make a world of difference. Wording can make or break obligations, definitions can simplify the language or cause confusion, and missing or included elements can be the difference between a valid or void contract. A null and v...

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THE EAPO HAS BEGUN ACCEPTING DESIGN APPLICATIONS

THE EAPO HAS BEGUN ACCEPTING DESIGN APPLICATIONS

Published: 12 Jul 2021

Since June 1, 2021, the Eurasian patent office has been started to accept applications for industrial designs. For this moment, the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs regulating the legal aspects of obtaining a Eurasian patent for an industrial design is ratified by only 5 countries out of 8 member states, namely: Russia Kazakhstan. Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. The procedure o...

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Here are Some Ways Employers Can (Legally) Get People Back to Work

Here are Some Ways Employers Can (Legally) Get People Back to Work

Published: 08 Jul 2021

Employers might require employees to remain in the province of the company or require them to be available to attend work the following day at any time. I am arguing cases at live hearings in both British Columbia and Alberta this coming week, a sign the Grand Reopening has unofficially commenced. You see it everywhere. Previously repressed Canadians out and about, spending the money they saved at...

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Mental Health in the Workplace Can't Be Ignored

Mental Health in the Workplace Can't Be Ignored

Published: 08 Jul 2021

The underbelly of the vaccination roll out in Canada is the verbal abuse and threatening behaviour clinic staff have endured week in and week out since vaccinations began. The Toronto Sun reported in June this year that Toronto clinic workers have been subject to “racist and sexist” harassment. Toronto Mayor John Tory acknowledged the troubling trend stating: “We are hearing about the abuse of the...

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The “Great Recall” is a Golden Opportunity for Employers

The “Great Recall” is a Golden Opportunity for Employers

Published: 08 Jul 2021

Businesses can seize the opportunity to negotiate new compensation, contractual terms for employees wanting to keep working from home. Following the unprecedented pandemic, many employers face an unprecedented recall, demanding that employees return to the office after working from home for over a year. For most employees, that recall will be against their wishes. There will be friction, and while...

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HELPING YOUR KID START A LEGAL BUSINESS

HELPING YOUR KID START A LEGAL BUSINESS

Published: 06 Jul 2021

Lemonade stands and lawn mowing are popular ways for kids to earn pocket change, but could they get in legal trouble for their entrepreneurial activities? Kids just want to be kids, but kids also want to be grown-ups. That’s why letting kids have a neighborhood lemonade stand, yard sales or lawn mowing businesses is a great way for them to learn responsibility and the value of a dollar. However, c...

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