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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 9:29 AM

B.C. Court of Appeal rules against credit unions in overdraft charge class action Paul Bennett

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a class action judgment against a number of British Columbia credit unions, saying charges they levied for overdrafts did not fall under the Criminal Code’s provisions on overdraft charges but were in fact interest. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 7:12 AM

Judge ‘shocked’ by JDR room full of ‘very large dark men’ does ‘not harbour racist views’: federal judicial council Justice Kristine Eidsvik

An Alberta judge who publicly expressed her “shock” in unexpectedly encountering a judicial dispute resolution room “full of very large dark men” does “not harbour racist views” the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) states in a decision that critics say fails to adequately address or acknowledge unconscious and systemic racial bias on the federal bench. ... [read more]

Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 12:25 PM

Legal experts welcome B.C. consultation on financial regulation Cristie Ford

The B.C. government is undertaking a review of its legislation surrounding credit unions and insurance companies, and experts are saying change is necessary in order to more closely align policy with modern standards and deal with a lack of oversight in some areas. ... [read more]

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 1:47 PM

Borden Ladner Gervais expands team

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP has added new partners and associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 2:12 PM

New partner for Dunton Rainville

Isabelle Toupin has joined Dunton Rainville as a partner in the firm’s commercial, banking and real estate team. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

SCC to decide on insolvent companies’ environmental liabilities Redwater

On Feb.15, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in the much-discussed Redwater case (Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Limited 2017 ABCA 124), which has attracted national interest since it highlights the growing tension between secured lenders and regulators over the issue of environmental liabilities, as court-appointed officers in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings exercise their powers to disclaim certain assets for the benefit of debtor companies’ stakeholders. ... [read more]

Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 3:09 PM

Blakes launches program for women returning to workforce

Working in partnership with CIBC, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP has created an initiative to assist women lawyers resume their careers after a break. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 1:19 PM

McCarthy Tétrault announces 18 new partners

Eighteen new members have been added to the ranks of partnership at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. ... [read more]

Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

U.S. firm names three Canadian-based partners

Among the 20 new partners and five new counsel appointed by Chicago-based Baker McKenzie, three are in the firm’s Toronto office. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

New leaders and partners at Borden Ladner Gervais

Personnel changes at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) mean that there are now 19 new partners at the firm and new leaders of one of the firm’s working groups. ... [read more]