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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 12:16 PM

Creditor’s undisclosed billing practices don’t void loan guarantee, B.C. Appeal Court rules Hal Hicks, Fulton & Company LLP

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled that a finance company did not fraudulently misrepresent itself in dealing with a woman who was a guarantor of a loan to her husband’s trucking company. Cynthia LeRoy was a guarantor of a loan by Century Services Co. to Ted LeRoy Trucking Ltd. (TLT), a company owned by her husband in which she was an employee. ... [read more]

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 10:11 AM - Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 3:33 PM

SCC affirms 7-2 Ontario and B.C. regulators’ denial of accreditation to TWU’s proposed law school Janet Epp Buckingham

In a four-opinion ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 7-2 that the refusal of the law societies of Ontario and B.C. to accredit Trinity Western University’s (TWU) proposed law school was reasonable because the regulators proportionately balanced the impact on the religious freedom rights of TWU’s community with the regulators’ mandate to protect the public — including promoting equal access to the legal profession, diversity and lawyer competence, as well as upholding a positive public perception of the legal profession. ... [read more]

Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 11:36 AM

Financial Services Regulatory Authority names CEO

Mark White has been appointed as the inaugural chief executive officer of the board of directors of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA). ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Langlois grows team in Quebec

Langlois lawyers has expanded its Quebec legal team. Sophie Hébert, Xavier Berwald-Grégoire and Mélissa Bazin have joined the Montreal office, while Vincent Tremblay, Marie-Pier Auger and Virginie Beauchemin are now part of the Quebec City operations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

No two-part test required for limitation of liability clauses: B.C. Appeal Court Rob McLennan

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled a lower court judge erred in saying a two-part test is required for determining whether cases involving a limitation of liability clause can be summarily dismissed, a decision the appellant's counsel says provides guidance on how courts should approach such cases. ... [read more]

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]