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Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 2:20 PM

Clients, counsel walking on sunshine after court clarifies Interest Act in solar decision solarpower_sm.jpg

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Solar Power Network Inc. v. ClearFlow Energy Finance Corp. 2018 ONCA 727. Previously, an application judge found that the use of an annualizing formula (a widely accepted mechanism in commercial agreements) failed to satisfy s. 4 of the Interest Act. ... [read more]

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

Class action against securities dealer’s accountant bound for SCC, lawyer says Daniel_Bach_sm

A class action against a defunct securities dealer that lost more than $10 million in investments is headed to Canada’s top court after Ontario’s Appeal Court tossed a “duty of care” claim against the dealer’s accountant, says a lawyer involved. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 2:33 PM

Lenczner Slaght hires five associates

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP has bolstered its collective experience and knowledge with the addition of five associates, Derek Knoke, Graham Henry, Jonathan D. Langley, Sean Lewis and Zachary Rosen. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

Securities regulators proposing ban on certain upfront sales commissions; Ontario is opposed Fraser McDonald, Allen McDonald Swartz

The umbrella group for Canada’s provincial securities commissions is proposing to prohibit certain upfront payments to dealers in the mutual fund market, but there’s a problem: The Ontario government is against the idea. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 3:06 PM

Rand joins Bentham IMF as legal counsel

Bentham IMF, a world-leading commercial litigation finance company, has hired Paul S. Rand as investment manager and legal counsel for its Toronto office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 11:14 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 2:08 PM

Legal regulators, law groups slam proposed restrictions on agents in summary offence courts, urge fix to Bill C-75 flaws Malcolm_Mercer

Legal regulators, law clinics and bar groups are urging Parliament to make major changes to the Trudeau government’s sweeping package of proposed Criminal Code reforms (Bill C-75). From Sept. 17 to 19, MPs on the Commons Justice Committee are hearing from a parade of legal witnesses about the omnibus bill that would divert thousands of administration of justice offences from trial; restrict the use of preliminary inquiries; streamline the bail system; eliminate peremptory challenges in jury selection; and convert 136 indictable offences into hybrid crimes, among other things. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 9:54 AM

Oatley Vigmond partner admitted to Litigation Counsel of America

Oatley Vigmond announced that partner Troy Lehman has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

Search and seizure of electronic data: too much of a good thing data_security_sm

Seizures of electronic data have become the equivalent of trying to catch trophy fish using bottom trawling nets. Like large, weighted fishing nets dragged across the seafloor, unselectively scooping up everything in their path, seizures of data invariably and easily net their own form of digital bycatch. ... [read more]

Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 12:39 PM

DMG Advocates adds litigation associate

DMG Advocates LLP announced that Corey Groper has joined as an associate, practising corporate commercial litigation. ... [read more]

Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 9:03 AM

Too darn hot: mandating max residential temperatures hot_apartment_sm

Residential landlords in Ontario are required to ensure that all habitable areas of a residence are maintained at a temperature of at least 20 degrees Celsius, pursuant to section 15 (1) of O Reg 517/06 made under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 SO 2006 c. 17 (the RTA). The law is much less clear regarding the obligation of a residential landlord when it comes to the provision of cooling of residences. ... [read more]