The Brief

The law has a real-time impact on organizations and individuals in every sector and is always in a state of change. Our publication, The Brief (formerly called The Fillmore Riley Report), offers you the insights of our experienced lawyers, who share their perspectives on how you can be most prepared for the changes that are taking place.

Please note: newsletter articles reflect the state of the law as at the date of publication. 

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  • Important Update: private right of action suspended

    - Further to our recent newsletter, the Government of Canada just announced on June 7 that it is suspending—for the present time—the private rights of action/private damage claims that were to come into effect on July 1, 2017. Read more…

  • Special Privacy Law Edition of The Brief

    - This special edition of The Brief focuses on Privacy Law. In this issue: Is your business ready for CASL’s private right of action? and Misrepresentations in marketing: Private damage claims coming soon Read more…

  • Fall 2016 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Demystifying Constructive Dismissal; What Manitobans need to know about The New Home Warranty Act; Use it or lose it: When does one “use” a trademark in the sale of software?; Lawyer Profile and much more. Read more…

  • Summer 2016 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Medical assistance in dying; Uber & the evolution of Canadian transportation legislation; Unjust dismissal: Developments in federal employment law; Lawyer Profile; and much more Read more…

  • Spring 2016 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Revenge porn, cyberbullying and the law; The tax implications of a Canadian owning property in the United States; In contempt of court? Better bring your toothbrush!; Pursuing previous owners of real property for the cost of environmental remediation; and Lawyer Profile. Read more…

  • Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Animal copyright? This litigation is no “monkey business; Financial healthcare for travellers abroad; Travel insurance & the million-dollar baby; The aging workforce: what employers need to know; Lawyer profile; and much more. Read more…

  • Privacy Law Newsletter

    - In this issue: This special edition of The Brief focuses on Privacy Law. Read "Keeping up with CASL" and "Recent amendments to Canada’s private-sector privacy legislation: What does it mean for your business?" Read more…

  • Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Workplace sexual harassment in the spotlight, house plans and copyright law, Overhaul of The Condominium Act in Manitoba, Lawyer profile; and much more. Read more…

  • Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter

    - In this issue: A novel approach to non-competition clauses; Freedom of testamentary dispositions constrained by public policy; Legitimate, long-term absences and the employer’s duty to accommodate; Lawyer profile; and much more. Read more…

  • Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Canada's new anti-spam law (CASL) comes into force on July 1, 2014. What does it mean for you and your business?; Digital life after death: Practice tips for estate planning and administration; Lawyer profile; and much more. Read more…