Corporate/commercial law


  • OCA upholds U.S. rabbinical court’s award

    OCA upholds U.S. rabbinical court’s award

    Jul 30, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the enforcement of a New York rabbinical court’s award in a real estate dispute in Ontario, reinforcing the province’s role as a leader in international commercial arbitration law, say lawyers.

  • Insolvency disputes a growing area for litigation funding

    Insolvency disputes a growing area for litigation funding

    Jul 23, 2018

    A recent Quebec case saw the court approve a funding arrangement between a litigation financing company and an insolvent company in order to fund a lawsuit against the insolvent company’s largest creditor, with the financing company getting a share of the proceeds if successful.

  • Lawyers need to be aware of overhaul of construction laws

    Lawyers need to be aware of overhaul of construction laws

    Jul 16, 2018

    An overhaul of construction laws has the potential to reduce the number of payment disputes and speed up the dispute resolution process, lawyers say.

  • Choice architecture

    Jun 25, 2018

    Sometimes, there are phrases that make you roll your eyes.

  • Banks added to alleged conspiracy class action

    Banks added to alleged conspiracy class action

    Jun 25, 2018

    Entities related to TD Bank and BMO will be added as parties to a class action suit against major banks, after Ontario’s Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s decision.

  • Plant breeders’ rights overlooked in cannabis IP strategy

    Plant breeders’ rights overlooked in cannabis IP strategy

    Jun 11, 2018

    Lawyers are encouraging cannabis producers to include plant breeders’ rights in their business’s intellectual property strategy, especially as cannabis is set to become legal this year.

  • More incentives needed for emerging businesses

    More incentives needed for emerging businesses

    Jun 11, 2018

    Intellectual property lawyers say the federal government’s recently announced intellectual property strategy gives a positive framework for IP protection and promotion in Canada, but it could include more concrete incentives for emerging businesses.

  • Businesses should prepare for trademark trolls

    Businesses should prepare for trademark trolls

    Jun 11, 2018

    Intellectual property lawyers expect to see an increase in trademark trolls or squatters after long-awaited amendments to the Trade-marks Act come into force early next year.

  • Glassdoor ordered to turn over user information

    Glassdoor ordered to turn over user information

    Jun 4, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a California-based job search/recruiting website to turn over the names, email and internet protocol addresses of users that posted allegedly defamatory comments about a consulting company in Mississauga.

  • Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

    Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

    Jun 4, 2018

    Bill C-74, the omnibus budget implementation bill, contains provisions that propose to amend the Criminal Code to add a new system of remediation that can be triggered prior to a trial for corporations accused of offences such as bribery of public officials, frauds on government, municipal corruption, prohibited insider trading or false prospectus.

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