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At-a-Glance is a monthly round-up of the latest news in employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, privacy, and other issues in executive risk. 


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Supreme Court of Canada denies leave to appeal - Ontario still not a universal jurisdiction for statutory secondary market securities lawsuits

In March 2019, Canada’s highest court denied leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal’s 2018 decision of Yip v. HSBC Holdings PLC, essentially confirming the appellate court’s ruling. In that case, the Court of Appeal declined to allow the proposed securities class action to proceed on the basis that the defendant did not have a “real and substantial connection” to Ontario. 

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Supreme Court of Canada examines employee vs. independent contractor distinction

In the recent decision of Modern Cleaning Concept Inc. v Comité paritaire de l’entretien d’édifices publics de la région de Québec, a majority of the Supreme Court upheld the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision in determining that, based on the totality of the relationship between the parties, the franchisee at issue was an employee. 

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Record fines levied by UK data protection authority under the GDPR

The UK’s data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has levied a record £183.39 million fine against British Airways. Believed to have commenced in June 2018, users of British Airway’s website were redirected to a fraudulent website, where personal identifiable information (PII) was then collected by fraudsters.

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Back Issues

Supreme Court of Canada rules on attributing fraud to corporate entities
What’s next for PIPEDA: Canada’s “Strengthening Privacy for the Digital Age” Discussion Paper
Recent Ontario decision illustrates difficulty in certifying privacy class actions
Ransomware losses increasing
Private company directors and officers face new fines under CBCA amendments
Directors’ and officers’ fiduciary duty modified in forthcoming CBCA amendments
‘Triton’ malware targeting North American companies next?
The first cannabis product liability class action in Canada gets certified
Insurance implications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Redwater decision
U.S. derivative lawsuit stemming from data breach settles for $29M
Directors denied coverage in U.S. conflict of interest lawsuit due to capacity exclusion
New consumer protection regime for banks one step closer
U.S. court rules "direct means direct" loss under commercial crime policy
EU’s GDPR quickly results in two D&O securities lawsuits
Transmission of malware leads to CASL fine for two companies
U.S. appeal courts find social engineering coverage under commercial crime policies
Goodlife Fitness settles massive wage-and-hour class action