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Hong Kong man claims he saved wild boar's 'bacon'

Last year, Toronto courts had to solve the custodianship of the so-called IKEA monkey, Darwin. Now Hong Kong courts are struggling with what to do about a wild boar named Little Tommy. 258 more words

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When 'liking' a brand online voids the right to sue

Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you legal rights?

General Mills, the maker of iconic cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways. 1,047 more words

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Deloitte to appeal Livent trial judgment

Deloitte LLP is appealing the $85.6-million trial judgment won by Livent in an Ontario court earlier this month.

On April 4, Arthur Gans of the Ontario Court of Superior Justice ruled that Deloitte failed to meet the duty of care it owed to Livent because auditors failed to detect fraud at the theatre producer in the late 1990s. 308 more words

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Keep Steve Jobs 'character assassination' out of Silicon Valley hiring trial, tech giants say

SAN FRANCISCO — Witnesses at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley should not be allowed to offer evidence that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was “a bully,” four major tech companies argued in a court filing. 456 more words

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Investment dealer Richardson GMP latest to shun OBSI call for investor compensation

Richardson GMP is the latest investment dealer to refuse to compensate investors as recommended by the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments.

In two separate cases involving several members of the same family, OBSI recommended compensation of $232,500 and $66,366. 212 more words

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Canada proposes radical change to trademark law, lawyers warn

The federal government is surreptitiously using a budget bill to introduce fundamental changes to trademark law that will cost Canadian businesses dearly, lawyers say.

The amendments are hidden deep in Bill C-31, which is the legislation the federal government has introduced to Parliament to implement the budget announced Feb. 776 more words

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EU lawmakers back high-frequency trade curbs

High-frequency traders in the European Union are set to face some of the toughest rules in the world, as legislators backed rules that they said would curb volatility and make markets safer. 369 more words