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Published on: 30 Jul 2013 By

Personal liability for officers and directors- how far?

Should company directors and officers be personally liable for contamination they did not cause? “Directors’ liability is one of the primary instruments used by policymakers to promote good corporate governance. However, … [t]he imposition of ever-increasing personal liability on directors m…

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Published on: 30 Jul 2013 By

Cy Pres Settlements (Or, How Charities Can Benefit From Class Actions)

In fall 2010, Siskinds was retained to bring a proposed class action against Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) on allegations that the utility company illegally charged interest at a rate of 19.56% per year.  By way of background: The Interest Act requires that where inte…

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Published on: 26 Jul 2013 By

“Hot” Issues In Labour & Employment

In her latest blog post, Beth Traynor looks at the impact of extreme heat in the workplace. A 2012 Labour Relations Board decision found that extreme heat can be an ‘Act of God’ and justification for sending employees home if there is a threat to their safety. Beth also discusses the importa…

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