COVID-19 has made it difficult for many companies to perform some of their contractual obligations, giving rise to a high number of corporate disputes, particularly relating to the application of force majeure and change in law provisions.
US Supreme Court to hear ETS and CMS arguments on January 7
SCOTUS scheduled oral arguments on January 7 to address OSHA's COVID "vaccine or test" Emergency Temporary Standard.
“Ordinary course” during COVID-19 pandemic: Ontario court awards Cineplex over $1.2 billion in dispute with Cineworld over failed acquisition
The Ontario Superior Court recently awarded $1.2 billion damages to Cineplex after Cineworld repudiated a deal to buy the movie theatre operator.
Nationwide injunction issued against vaccine mandate for federal contractors
A nationwide injunction was issued against Executive Order 14042, which mandated federal government contractors to be vaccinated by January 18.
US Fifth Circuit upholds stay on OSHA ETS
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal upheld its stay of federal OSHA's COVID "vaccine-or-test" Emergency Temporary Standard.
Forthcoming constitutional and other legal challenges to US OSHA COVID ETS
OSHA published its Emergency Temporary Standard in response to President Biden's September 2021 Executive Order.
COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme and Indemnity: What is the difference and how will they work?
The No-Fault Scheme commenced on 6 September 2021 and it has been backdated to cover any adverse reactions to vaccinations from February 2021.
Mining arbitration in Africa
Welcome to issue 15 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International Arbitration Report. In this issue we continue our industry series to focus on the mining and metals sector.
A competing perspective: COVID-19-related layoffs are not constructive dismissals
Ontario employers struggling to manage their workforces during the COVID-19 pandemic received welcome news from a favourable Superior Court of Justice decision. In Taylor v Hanley Hospitality Inc., the court held that a temporary layoff caused by reasons related to COVID-19 did not constitute a constructive dismissal at common law.