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$137 Million Verdict Illustrates Importance of Competent Anti-Harassment Policies in the US

12/11/2021
On October 4, 2021, a North California federal jury awarded a former Tesla subcontractor $137 million after finding that he had been subjected to a hostile work environment and that Tesla was responsible for the harm it caused. The jury found that the contract employee, Owen Diaz, a black male, had been subjected to repeated....
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From Face-to-Face to FaceTime: Legal Issues in Virtual Interviewing in the US

12/11/2021
Due to the global pandemic, employers across North America have begun recruiting new employees virtually, which has resulted in online video exchanges replacing the face-to-face interviewing experience. In June 2021, Forbes reported that in a survey of 1,142 hiring leaders, fifty-four percent said virtual interviews resulted in a more efficient recruitment process, thereby leading surveyors....
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Islamic Pawnbroking (Ar-Rahnu) Explained – A Concept and Reality in Malaysia

12/11/2021
BACKGROUND   There are several institutions in Malaysia which offer Islamic pawnbroking schemes such as the financial institutions/development financial institutions like CIMB, RHB, Bank Islam, Bank Mualamat and Agrobank and also other non-bank financial institutions such as Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia, Pos Malaysia, Ar Rahnu YaPEIM[1] via Koperasi YaPEIM Berhad (KYB), Public Gold and Ar-Rahnu....
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Prior Use on Registered Trademarks in Canada – October 2021

21/10/2021
A decision of the Canadian Federal Court deals with who is entitled to use and register a trademark/tradename. Norsteel Building Systems Ltd. v. Toti Holdings Inc. 2021 FC 927.   The Facts The applicant was incorporated in British Columbia in 1992. Since its incorporation, the applicant has operated primarily under the tradename/trademark NORSTEEL as a....
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Internet Survey Ruled Inadmissible in Canada – October 2021

21/10/2021
A decision of the Federal Court in Ontario, Canada has concluded that an online survey was not admissible in determining whether the parties’ respective trademarks were confusing.   The Oppositions The applicant filed several applications for the trademark KING. The applications were opposed on the basis, among others, that the applied-for marks were confusing with....
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