litigation


  • Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    Nov 5, 2018

    The conclusion of the renewed NAFTA agreement, renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, contains new environmental provisions that have enforceable guidelines around water and air quality that the original agreement did not.

  • Ruling on obligations of bankrupt companies coming

    Ruling on obligations of bankrupt companies coming

    Nov 5, 2018

    In the spring, the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in Orphan Well Association, et al. v. Grant Thornton Limited, et al., regarding the obligations that trustees or receivers of bankrupt companies have when it comes to cleaning up contaminated sites they have acquired.

  • Change in provincial government impacts clients

    Change in provincial government impacts clients

    Nov 5, 2018

    With the Ontario government having repealed the province’s Green Energy Act, cancelling the provincial cap-and-trade regime and legislating that proponents cannot sue for certain cancelled projects, lawyers say they need to help their clients manage the political risk of doing business in the current political climate in Ontario.

  • Opting out of class action can have its rewards

    Opting out of class action can have its rewards

    Oct 29, 2018

    The opportunity to opt out of a class action is offered in all Ontario class-action proceedings, but lawyers say there are some fact situations in which pursuing individual claims makes more sense than being part of a class.

  • Privacy-breach class actions may see an uptick

    Privacy-breach class actions may see an uptick

    Oct 29, 2018

    Some lawyers are expecting that new mandatory breach reporting under Canada’s privacy legislation may result in an increase in the number of privacy class actions, which are still in their relative infancy and continue to evolve.

  • Review underway of Class Proceedings Act

    Review underway of Class Proceedings Act

    Oct 29, 2018

    Lawyers say Ontario’s class actions process, which is currently being reviewed, could benefit from some streamlining and efficiencies to move cases along more quickly and avoid duplicate litigation in other jurisdictions.

  • Pre-certification motion can be efficient

    Pre-certification motion can be efficient

    Oct 29, 2018

    Launching a pre-certification motion in a proposed class action is a tough nut to crack, but it can be worth the effort in certain circumstances and may also help to narrow the issues, say lawyers.

  • Damages of $28 million awarded against firm

    Damages of $28 million awarded against firm

    Oct 22, 2018

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice said Trillium Motor World Ltd. is entitled to $28,745,304 in damages against Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and said Cassels Brock is responsible for the administration of the settlement in a class action suit.

  • Monday, October 8, 2018

    Monday, October 8, 2018

    Oct 8, 2018


    Leon Elected As Second Canadian President Of ACTL

    Government Announces New Ontario Judges

    New Group Of Child Protection Lawyers Seeks To Intervene In Ontario Case

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  • Woman granted intervener status at trial

    Woman granted intervener status at trial

    Oct 1, 2018

    A woman who was allegedly sexually harassed by a co-worker — whose employment was subsequently terminated and who now claims damages for wrongful dismissal — has been granted intervener status in the upcoming trial, in what may be a first in Canada.

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