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If you are working in the U.S. under an indepentant contractor agreement with a Canadian company, with an office in Florida, that states that it shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Nova Scotia an the laws of Canada, and they sue you for breach of contract, what is the contractors exposure?
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There is a difference between jurisdiction and applicable law. Jurisdiction means location of suit. For instance, If contract was performed in Florida then jurisdiction can be in Florida or Canada. The liability is the amount of money you can owe as a result of the breach. So your liability is whatever the value of the breach is regardless of whether Canadian law or u.s. law is used.
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If the breach is disclosing company information to a government agency pertaining to a crime commited by the company can the contractor be sued?
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Business Lawyer: Attorney Arcadier, Attorney replied 5 years ago
No. Such activity is protected under both Canadian and U.S. Law.
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