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1897, the Salomon Case: Judicial Life Breathed Into Corporations

1897, the Salomon Case: Judicial Life Breathed Into Corporations
Aron Salomon may have slipped into history unknown were it not for the fledgling legal status of corporations and the legal case his company prompted in 1895.

British Columbia Company Law: Business Corporations Act

A company, in British Columbia, is somewhat of a privilege. It is something you ask the government to create. Before the government will create your company, there are a few things it demands that you do first.

Buying A Company in British Columbia

The legal framework underneath that gut-wrenching decision: to buy that company or not to buy that company?

Church Law

A summary of church law; the law of churches, their ministers and congregations, especially the law of the United Church of Canada.

Civil Law Dictionary

A civil law dictionary ... in English!

Competition Law: Antitrust With Teeth

Competition Law: Antitrust With Teeth
Albeit an infant in terms of institutional history, Canada's competition law has sharp baby teeth to investigate and address abusive anti-competitive conduct.

Consumer Law

Consumer Law
Consumer law, aka consumer protection law, keeps the economy humming and the buyers and users of food, pharmaceutical products, lawn mowers and computers safe. That's the theory. Here's the law.

Consumer Law Cases: The Judicial Teething of Consumer Protection Law

Consumer Law Cases: The Judicial  Teething of Consumer Protection Law
The greatest hits of law cases in the evolving area of consumer rights and protection as distributors seek to puff and the consumer, the truth.

Consumer Scams

Consumer Scams
Keep your money: learn how to spot and avoid consumer scams.

Contracts With Children

Contracts With Children
The law of children and their contracts .... voidable, but not always.

Corporate Mobility 101: The Legal Authority of a Corporation to Operate Outside It's Original Jurisdiction

Corporate Mobility 101: The Legal Authority of a Corporation to Operate Outside It's Original Jurisdiction
The law of corporate mobility; the legal authority of a corporation to operate outside the territory of its original jurisdiction.

Credit Card Law: David v Goliath

Credit Card Law: David v Goliath
Consumers have a love-hate relationship with their credit cards, but banks have nothin' but love for their credit card holders! Know your rights.

David wins against Goliath of Canadian Banks

Consumers file class action on bank currency credit card fees and win! In a Supreme court ruling [1] «A class action was launched by consumers t...

Ending A Business Partnership

Ending A Business Partnership
Partnership law know no duty more sacred than the easy death or dissolution of a partnership, or the gentle and fair ousting of a partner.

Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (UNCITRAL)

Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (UNCITRAL)
A UN Treaty which standardizes domestic arbitration rules and administrations of various states so as to promote international trade.

Partnership Law: The Firm

Partnership Law: The Firm
The business structure of a partnership is often a sentimental choice for two like-minded business persons. But one must be fully alive to the hazards of partnerships as it is not all it is made out to be.

Personal Property Security In Canada

Personal Property Security In Canada
The law of personal property security in Canada: bared naked ... unsecured!

Property Law Cases

Property Law Cases
Ahh the joys of chattels!

Proprietorship / Sole Proprietorship

The sole proprietorship is the oldest business structure known to man. It has its unique advantages but also disadvantages.

Québec's Civil Code

Quebec's Civil Code: a model of transparent and accessible law.

School Law

School Law
School law: don't pack a lunch without it. Need-to-know law for students, teachers and parents.

School Law, Part 2

School law, part 2. Need-to-know law for students, parents and teachers.

Shareholders, Directors and Officers: The Corporation’s Leadership Triumvirate

Shareholders, Directors and Officers: The Corporation’s Leadership Triumvirate
The interplay, authority and roles of shareholders, directors and officers as the intellectual backbone of every corporation.

Tax Audit: The Tax Man Cometh!

Tax Audit: The Tax Man Cometh!
The tax audit is a necessary evil in a self-reporting income tax system, an occasional "cost of doing business". This article sheds some light on the black hole that an income tax audit can seem.

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
As transactions spill over the borders defining legal communities in our decentralized world legal order, the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods provides a workable method of coordinating this diversity.

United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection

United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection
Consumer law has a tentative start in international law, as 1985 United Nations Guidelines set out a wish-list of ideals and principles.

Valuation of a Business or Partnership

Valuation of a Business or Partnership
The valuation, appraisal or assessment of the value of a business is an art and not a science but to which, basic principles apply.