As the holiday season approaches Siskinds is getting in the spirit of giving with our annual Angel Tree. Each year Siskinds partners with a local charitable organization to assist families in need over the holiday. This year Siskinds is proud to partner with the Women’s Rural Resource Centre in Strathroy.
The Freeman on the Land movement is a small but growing concern for Canadian Courts. Certain individuals are attempting to argue that Canadian laws do not apply to them and attempt use a poor understanding of the law to try to undermine the legal system. This is time consuming for the Courts and creates a real problem for people who are victims of their tactics. In this article
, Siskinds Associate Laura Geddes
discusses the strategies that Freemen try to use and some of the repercussions for them and the justice system.
This week Siskinds Securities lawyers Dimitri Lascaris and Alex Dimson published a feature article in the Financial Post titled, “Investment advisers must earn their keep
“. The feature looks at the “best interest” policy for financial advisors. Dimitri and Alex argue that a fiduciary duty should be imposed on advisors.
The deadline to submit a claim for the Chocolate Price-Fixing Class Action is December 15, 2013. Over $17 million is available for distribution. Consumers, retailers and other commercial entities who purchased Hershey, Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars chocolate products between October 1, 2005 and September 30, 2007 are encouraged to submit a claim
In her first blog
post, Siskinds associate Jennifer Lohuis
discusses a recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision outlining an employer’s duty to accommodate. Jennifer considers the implications of the decision and offers steps for employers to take to ensure they are in compliance.
Siskinds would like to announce the launch of our new Facebook page supporting the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation team. The page will act as a place for both members and prospective members of our actions to find answers to their questions and discuss the actions they are involved in. Please come and join the discussion here