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Changes to Law, Major Case Decisions, Industry Trends, & Other Legal Issues

An Update To Our Clients About COVID-19

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Categories: Blog
Pushor Mitchell strives to provide a safe work environment for its employees, to protect its clients, and cooperate within its communities as we respond to COVID-19.

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Trademarks and the Cannabis Industry

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Since the legalization of Cannabis here in Canada in October as of 2018, we have seen an influx of cannabis-based businesses looking to protect their intellectual property rights.

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Online Complaints, Defamation and the Application of the Protection of Public Participation Act

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Categories: Blog, Litigation
As I have written about earlier, the Protection of Public Participation Act is aimed at combating strategy lawsuits against public participation and to guard against the vulnerability of the legal system to SLAPPs being used to censor public opinion, intimidate people and silence critics.

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BC’s New Land Owner Transparency Registry – What Do You Have To Do To Comply?

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Categories: Blog, Business Law
There is a new publicly searchable registry in British Columbia – the Land Owner Transparency Registry. This Registry has been around for almost a year, but there is an upcoming deadline.

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The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A New Federal Statutory Holiday

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
The Federal Government recently passed legislation to create a new annual federal statutory holiday on September 30th.

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Court Finds Notice of Termination of Contract to Subcontractors Not Required to Start Lien Filing Period

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Categories: Blog, Construction
The Builders Lien Act establishes mandatory deadlines for the filing of builders liens against title to land in British Columbia.

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Oral Contracts and Agency: Working out Who Owes What

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For a host of reasons, folks often enter contracts through verbal agreement either not fully appreciating that they are entering into a binding contractual relationship or because one or more parties has refused to agree to reduce the contract to writing.

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Expanding the Scope of Work: Renegotiate, Capitulate or Litigate

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It is an unfortunately common story in construction litigation: parties agree on a scope of work and price, the scope of work changes and the parties don’t go back to the bargaining table to reach an agreement on the new scope of work.

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Powers of Attorney and Your Financial Institution

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A Power of Attorney, if used carefully, is an important estate planning tool. This legal document is commonly prepared to provide for situations where a person cannot manage his or her own affairs.

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Definitive Authority on Derivative Actions in BC

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Intra-company disputes often involve two broad categories of remedies: oppression: where a minority shareholder claims they are being disadvantaged by the majority in some fashion and seek to have the court exercise its broad statutory discretion to correct the issue; and derivative actions: where a shareholder or director seeks to have the court compel a […]

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