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Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 1:50 PM

SCC certifies class action, upholds lower court’s decision on ‘umbrella purchasers,’ limitation period Russell Brown sm

The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed appeals brought by manufacturers Pioneer Corporation and Toshiba Corporation in a class action certification commenced by a B.C. businessman who accused the electronics firms of “price-fixing” optical disc drives (ODDs), which would include CD, DVD and Blu-ray products. ... [read more]

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

Adding up cost of construction delays construction_costs_sm

No one likes delays. Whether it’s a rain delay at a sporting event or a subway delay stuck somewhere beneath the city of Toronto, delays cost us time that we would rather have spent doing something else. Sometimes, however, delays can cost not only time, but money as well. In this article, we discuss some of the key issues in calculating economic losses in construction delay claims. ... [read more]

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 9:03 AM

Class action settlement shows importance of litigating more than just ‘blockbuster’ cases: lawyer Jonathan Foreman, Harrison Pensa LLP

A settlement has been reached in a class action involving misrepresentation in a takeover bid, a case the plaintiffs’ lawyer is calling the first of its kind in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 8:48 AM

Start your engines: Franchise two-year rescission period stopwatch_flag_sm

Does the statutory two-year limitation period in provincial franchise legislation to deliver a notice of rescission start to run from the main franchise agreement or from any related agreement that is signed later, such as a sublease? ... [read more]

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 6:21 AM

PROPERTY INSURANCE - Business policies - Risk or perils

Appeal by the plaintiffs from a judgment that dismissed the entirety of their first action and part of their second action for insurance coverage. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 9:45 AM

Minden Gross hires partner, four associates

Minden Gross LLP announced that Abbasali (Ali) Kermalli has joined the firm as a partner in the business law group and Samantha Schreiber, Samantha Bogoroch, Nusrat Ali and Darren Nguyen have joined as associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 9:43 AM

Crawley MacKewn Brush adds litigation associate

Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP announced that Dena Givari has joined the Toronto firm as an associate. Her practice focuses on corporate and securities litigation in the civil and regulatory contexts. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 6:24 AM

EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP - Employee, what constitutes

Appeal by the defendant from a decision dismissing its motion for summary judgment dismissing the respondent’s action. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

Overview of laws that impact employment, labour in Canada B&Wcrowdsofworkers.jpg

This article is the first in a series in which we provide a general understanding of the laws and regulations that impact employment and labour in Canada. While every effort has been made to cover developments up to the date of publication, the current status of any legislation should be verified by counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 12:21 PM

Quebec firms Therrien Couture, Joli-Coeur Lacasse merge

Quebec law firms Therrien Couture and Joli-Coeur Lacasse are joining forces, creating Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur. ... [read more]