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Texting for drugs in all the wrong places: the latest on after-acquired cause for termination

Jun 30, 2014

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently reaffirmed that when an employee is terminated “without cause”, but the employer then unearths misconduct which justifies a “for cause” termination, the employer can rely on the misconduct as a full defence to a claim of wrongful dismissal.

Google as the “inadvertent” facilitator: BC Court grants injunction forcing Google to remove websites worldwide

Jun 24, 2014

In a surprising move the BC Supreme Court in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2014 BCSC 1063, released June 13, 2014, has ordered Google, as a third party, to remove from its search engine all websites operated by the defendants in the action.

Agricultural Land Reserve: using farm land for non-farm purposes

Jun 23, 2014

According to a recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Lake Country (District) v. Kelowna Ogopogo Radio Controllers Association, 2014 BCCA 189, a non-agricultural activity – such as flying radio-controlled model planes – may be permitted in the Agricultural Land Reserve (“ALR”) if such an activity does not “interfere with or disrupt the land’s agricultural character.”

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