Toronto Neighbourhood Heats Up Over Copyright Battle

October 13, 2017
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Copyright can apply to a wide variety of creative works. This includes sculpture, paintings and architectural work. An architect generally maintains the copyright in architectural designs unless those designs were developed for a client under the explicit understanding that the client owns the architect’s work product. But what happens when a newly built house appears to bear the exact same design as another house in the same neighbourhood?

The 10th Anniversary of the Not-for-Profit LAB Update – Save the Date!

March 31, 2017
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The Annual Not-for-Profit LAB Update is celebrating 10 years! Nelligan O’Brien Payne will once again be joining Collins Barrow Ottawa and RBC Royal Bank in presenting the 10th annual Not-for-Profit Sector LAB Update. This event is designed to provide you with a comprehensive update on the recent changes and issues affecting not-for-profit organizations and charities. Come meet our experts as they explore all things legal, accounting and banking for the not-for-profit sector.

Reporting Requirements for Labour Organizations and Labour Trusts Waived

December 21, 2016
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In 2015, changes were made to the Income Tax Act to impose extensive financial disclosure obligations on labour organizations and labour trusts; information that would be made publicly available through publication on Canada Revenue Agency’s website. The broad array of information to be reported includes the salaries and benefits paid to particular officers, directors, trustees,… Read more »

Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Condo Boards are Entitled to Deference

September 14, 2016
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In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, the Court confirms that, as long as a Board of Directors acts honestly and in good faith, and exercises the care, diligence and skill of a reasonably prudent person, the Board’s decision is owed deference. As long as the Board’s decision falls on the range of reasonable choices, a Court should not interfere.