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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

Gardère new IP partner with Gowling WLG’s Montreal office

Gowling WLG announced that Sébastien Gardère has joined the firm as a partner in its Montreal office and member of the firm’s intellectual property (IP) and advertising & product regulatory groups.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 9:13 AM

Legality of Canadian cannabis stops at the U.S. border cannabis_border_sm

In the United States, medicinal and recreational cannabis use has been legalized in several states. However, under United States Federal law, cannabis use and possession is illegal and is considered a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the US Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Under U.S. Immigration law, anyone who has violated a federal or state law relating to a controlled substance is inadmissible to the country. ... [read more]

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 10:35 AM

Lax corporate disclosure aids money launderers: C.D. Howe report laundering_money_sm

A recently released report (“Hidden Beneficial Ownership and Control: Canada as a Pawn in the Global Game of Money Laundering”) by Denis Meunier on behalf of the C.D. Howe Institute, concludes that the lack of transparency as to beneficial ownership of corporations and trusts in Canada may lead to international money laundering taking place here. ... [read more]

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 9:06 AM

Next move being considered after Appeal Court rejects oppression remedy, lawyer says Dave_Hill_sm

A Manitoba Appeal Court judge set a “dangerous precedent” in taking it upon herself to broach and then rule on the inappropriateness of an “oppression remedy” given to a plaintiff who sued his brother after a deal to split up their business went sideways, says a lawyer involved. ... [read more]

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]