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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 @ 2:05 PM

Langlois adds partner in Montreal office

Vikki Andrighetti is the latest partner in the Montreal office of Langlois lawyers LLP. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:39 AM

$1.4 billion class action against The Beer Store, LCBO dismissed Michael Eizenga sm

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dismissed a lawsuit launched by a restaurateur in 2014 against the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and a slew of breweries in a decision, counsel says, highlights that regulated conduct defence applies to civil claims. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:07 AM

How E visas help Canadian companies expand into the U.S. american_visa_sm

A Canadian company that has expanded or plans to expand into the U.S. should consider the E visa as a vehicle for movement of workers. There are two types of E visa, the E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor. Both are available under the North American Free Trade Agreement. ... [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]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

Law Commission of Ontario wants to know if class action statute needs updating Nye Thomas

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is conducting a comprehensive review of class actions in the province, the first since Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act (CPA) came into force in 1993. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

Ryerson law school may improve legal employment | Omar Ha-Redeye

The last thing that any student currently in law school probably wants to see is yet another law school. Ryerson University’s latest approval by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada means that Ontario, in the very near future, will be graduating even more law students on to the job market. ... [read more]

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:05 PM

New federal rules on auto recalls overdue, lawyers say Dale Orlando, McLeish Orlando LLP

The federal government has been given new powers to order motor vehicle recalls, a move observers say was long overdue and necessary due to major shifts coming in terms of technology in people’s cars and the legal profession generally. ... [read more]

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 1:25 PM

New regulations unveiled for risky syndicated mortgage market Marlin Horst, Shibley Righton LLP

Canada’s securities administrators have brought out a series of recommendations to reduce the risks for investors in syndicated mortgages, a move observers say will help bring some clarity in a market that has been increasingly seen as needing more oversight. ... [read more]

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:29 AM

Judge who sexually harassed court staffer quietly quit; unlike the U.S., #MeToo hasn’t hit Canadian judiciary TLD Exclusive

A superior court judge who subjected a court staffer to sexualized contact in the workplace quietly resigned after a Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) investigation, without the judicial disciplinary body publicly disclosing his actions until now. ... [read more]