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Published on: 30 Sep 2016 By

A Case for Parent-Entity Tort Liability for Wrongful Conduct at Subsidiary Operations

The development of the common law depends on the Bar proposing something new when circumstances require.  I recognize that’s not new thinking.  Denning said it in 1954 and certainly better than me, in Parker: If we never do anything which has not been done before, we shall never get anywhere…

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Published on: 29 Sep 2016 By

Limits to the intervention capability of the Quebec Class Action Fund

On September 7, 2016, the Superior Court of Quebec rendered an interesting judgment that clarified the limits of the power of intervention of the Fonds d’aide aux actions collectives (hereinafter referred to as the “Fonds”). The Fonds’s mission is to provide financial support to …

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Published on: 28 Sep 2016 By

How to avoid liability and make deals happen!

Course Type: Complimentary Session Course Length: 2 1/2 hrs Province: ON Location: Siskinds LLP Office (London), St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre, Mississauga Head Office Course Overview and Scope Do you know the risks associated with hidden environmental liabilities to lenders, bu…

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Published on: 28 Sep 2016 By ,

How to avoid liability and make deals happen!

Course Type: Complimentary Session Course Length: 2 1/2 hrs Province: ON Location: Siskinds LLP Office (London), St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre, Mississauga Head Office Course Overview and Scope Do you know the risks associated with hidden environmental liabilities to lenders, bu…

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Published on: 28 Sep 2016 By

Failure to Notify brings $150,000 Fine Despite no Damage to Property

Two companies, Consbec Inc. and Bruman Construction Inc., were fined a collective total of $150,000 for failing to notify the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”) of a fly-rock discharge. Bruman owns and operates an aggregate quarry located in North Bay.  Consbec was hire…

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Published on: 27 Sep 2016 By

Video Game Data Could Provide Useful Health Information In A Lawsuit

In personal injury lawsuits, the injured party is usually required to produce documents relating to their health.  Medical records from a doctor or medical practitioner are the most obvious of these, but it is becoming more common to include electronic data. Electronic data about your health…

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Published on: 26 Sep 2016 By

Former counsel escapes damages award when new counsel fails to sue on time

In June, 2016, Justice Faieta of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded damages of $57,712.31 plus interest against legal counsel who failed to file a claim within the required limitation period. Missed deadline and time-management errors are the biggest cause of claims against lawyer…

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Published on: 15 Sep 2016 By

Ontario Minimum Wage Rates Increase October 1, 2016

Employers take note!  The minimum wage for provincially-regulated employees in Ontario will increase again on October 1, 2016.  The new rates will be: General Minimum Wage $11.40 / hour This rate applies to most employees. Student Minimum Wage $10.70 / hour This rate applies to students unde…

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