Corporate/commercial law


  • Fate of controversial CASL section unknown

    Fate of controversial CASL section unknown

    Mar 19, 2018

    The fate of a controversial section in Canada’s anti-spam legislation that allowed consumers the right to sue for breaches, before it was put on hold, remains unclear.

  • Carriage of price-fixing class action awarded

    Carriage of price-fixing class action awarded

    Mar 12, 2018

    An Ontario judge has awarded carriage of a proposed class action against bread sellers for an alleged price-fixing scheme to a consortium led by Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP.

  • LTB issues

    Mar 12, 2018

    Paralegal James Moak has brought a court application in the Ontario Superior Court to try to stop property managers who are not licensed to practise law from providing legal services at the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board.

  • Beware the use of crypto-currencies

    Mar 12, 2018

    Crypto-currencies are the newest and biggest trend in the financial industry. Fuelled by millennials who have grown up in the digital age, their popularity is reaching new heights.

  • A potential national securities regulator raises concerns

    A potential national securities regulator raises concerns

    Mar 5, 2018

    On March 22, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the appeal on the Quebec government’s reference regarding the attempt to create a voluntary new pan-Canadian securities regulatory body.

  • Supreme Court sets out liability for auditors

    Supreme Court sets out liability for auditors

    Mar 5, 2018

    The Supreme Court of Canada has laid out the scope of responsibility for auditors following a 4-3 decision that found that Deloitte & Touche was negligent in performing a statutory audit and failing to uncover fraud committed by Livent Inc.’s management.

  • Payments lawyers disappointed by SCC ruling

    Payments lawyers disappointed by SCC ruling

    Mar 5, 2018

    In a decision delivered in October 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that banks that had been the victims of a fraudulent cheque scheme were required to repay the company whose employee drew up the false cheques.

  • $1-million crossclaim against firm heads to trial

    $1-million crossclaim against firm heads to trial

    Mar 5, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal is letting a $1-million counterclaim against Aird & Berlis LLP proceed to trial.

  • When #MeToo reaches the boardroom

    When #MeToo reaches the boardroom

    Mar 5, 2018

    The #MeToo movement has been impacting all levels of society, from political leaders to senior executives.

  • Insider trading ruling upheld by Court of Appeal

    Insider trading ruling upheld by Court of Appeal

    Feb 5, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled for the first time on the interpretation of the definition of a “person in a special relationship” with an issuer in an insider trading and tipper case.

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