Yacine Agnaou is one of a handful of Canadian lawyers who took on Quebec tax authorities and plead a case so successfully that now others are trying to follow suit. Now Agnaou is immersed in another legal battle against another government department, and once again the odds of winning are stacked against him.
Municipalities faced with soaring pension deficits consider sharing the risk, and reneging on promises to employees.
Scandals may have bruised Bitcoin’s image and elicited growing calls for government intervention, but it has done little to mask the potential of virtual currencies and the promise behind Bitcoin’s underlying technology.
The Tax Court of Canada, in yet another legal blow to Quebec’s tax authorities, chastised Revenue Quebec for expecting business to act as a “tax police” after it withheld input tax credits from a meat processing company because it ostensibly had not been diligent in its dealings with its suppliers.
A Montreal law firm caught in a tangled web of complicated lawsuits after a former partner allegedly orchestrated a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme through his lawyer’s trust account lost a key legal battle before the Quebec Court of Appeal in a ruling that underscores the exposure law firms face when dealing with rogue lawyers.
An international agreement signed by Canada and 16 other countries is widely expected to simplify and speed up the patent prosecution process while yielding significant cost savings to patent applicants at a time when intellectual property has become the backbone of innovative companies.
Independent risk management advisors must be registered with the provincial securities regulator in order to carry on advisory activities related to insurance product offerings, following a precedent-setting ruling by the Court of Quebec that is being hailed as a victory for Quebec consumers by insurance and legal experts.