We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close
Focus On
NEW In-House Counsel | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Immigration | Natural Resources | Real Estate | Tax



Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

Pallett Valo partner to head veterans’ organization

Ray Mikkola, a partner and the head of the corporate commercial division at the Mississauga, Ont.-based business law firm Pallett Valo LLP has been elected as national president of the Last Post Fund. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 10:48 AM

Federal Court of Appeal rules Alberta firm’s restructuring was not abusive tax avoidance — yet Bradley Bryan, University of Victoria Faculty of Law

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court decision that said an Alberta company’s corporate restructuring was done solely to confer tax benefit to the company’s main shareholder as no financial gain had yet been realized, but opened the door for the tax authorities to look at the situation in the future should the shareholder make any steps to benefit financially from his actions. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 9:01 AM

SUPPLIERS OF GOODS - Product liability - Manufacturers - Retailers

Appeal by Maple Leaf Foods and Maple Leaf Consumer Foods (“Maple Leaf”) from a motion judge’s decision on a summary judgment motion concluding Maple Leaf owed a duty of care to franchisees in relation to production, sale and distribution of ready-made meats and a duty of care with respect to representation that the meats were fit for human consumption. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 1:44 PM

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP expands trade group

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP has grown its international trade team with the addition of three new partners. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 9:43 AM

Maximizing recoveries to secured creditors in B.C. condo development condo_construction_sm

On April 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued a decision in Forjay Management Ltd. v. 0981478 B.C. Ltd., 2018 BCSC 527 [Forjay] directing a receiver to disclaim 40 pre-sale contracts in the receivership of a strata condominium development in Langley, B.C., known as “Murrayville House”. This decision confirms that the Courts will consider maximizing value for the benefit of secured lenders in priority to purchasers with pre-sale contracts. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Decision affects mortgage fraud insurance claims, title insurers mortgage_funds_sm

A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the importance of disbursing private mortgage funds only directly to the registered title holder and not to a third party. ... [read more]

Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 12:57 PM

Doug Ford vs. Ontario Hydro brass | Caroline Jageman

On June 7, Doug Ford received a strong mandate from Ontario voters to implement his vision for the province. ... [read more]

Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 10:48 AM

Corporate ownership transparency: Canada vs. the Caymans corporate_transparancy_sm

Do Canadians want corporate secrecy or transparency? Do Canadians want shell companies and numbered companies? “I’m an open book” versus “none of your business.” ... [read more]

Thursday, June 07, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

With latest Chevron decision, issues of piercing corporate veil remain unlock_secrets_sm

The long and twisting saga of Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation took another turn recently with the latest decision in this matter from the Ontario Court of Appeal (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation 2018 ONCA 472). ... [read more]

Thursday, June 07, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

‘Unprecedented’ the new norm in Canada-U.S. trade relations trade_war_sm

“We have to believe that at some point their common sense will prevail,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, echoing the thoughts of many throughout his country and around the world following the latest escalation in the ongoing trade war between Canada and the United States. ... [read more]