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Published on: 29 Dec 2017 By

The Risks of Cutting Off an Employee’s Insurance Benefits After Termination

We frequently warn our clients about the significant risks of prematurely cutting off an employee’s insurance benefits post-termination. Here is an excellent article from the Globe & Mail explaining the reasons for that advice. If you have any questions regarding this article or a…

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Published on: 28 Dec 2017 By

Canada to Invest $44.84 Million Towards the Great Lakes Protection Initiative

The International Joint Commission (“IJC”) is a binational organization created under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. The purpose of the IJC is to prevent and resolve disputes relating to the use and quality of boundary waters. The IJC recognizes that each country is affected by the othe…

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Published on: 27 Dec 2017 By

Class Proceedings Can Fill the Gap in Canadian Regulatory Action

Canadian Investors’ Perceived Vulnerability to Fraudsters A recent Globe and Mail article highlights the difficulty Canadian investors have in recovering proceeds of crime from fraudsters.  Examining 30 years’ worth of regulatory enforcement proceedings, the Globe comes to the conclusion tha…

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Published on: 20 Dec 2017 By

Auditors Must Properly Audit Their Client Companies and Would be Legally Liable if they Fail to do so, Supreme Court of Canada Holds

Case commentary: Deloitte & Touche v Livent Inc (Receiver of), 2017 SCC 63 In a long-awaited judgment rendered today, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada held that Deloitte & Touche (now, Deloitte LLP) owed, and breached, a duty of care by failing to perform a proper statutory audi…

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Published on: 18 Dec 2017 By

Home Rebate for Climate Change Initiatives

On December 13th the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced its initiatives to promote energy-efficient homes. Ontario residents are eligible for rebates on low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations completed on their homes. This new program is under the Green Ontario Fund, …

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Published on: 15 Dec 2017 By ,

Peter Dillon Featured in Franchise Law Journal – Canada’s Developing Franchise Jurisprudence

The Franchise Law Journal is a respected collection of franchising news, published seasonally by the American Bar Association. Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon was recently featured in the winter 2017 edition for his article Canada: It’s Like Watching A Car Crash in Slow Motion. With homage to …

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Published on: 11 Dec 2017 By

R v. Comeau – Siskinds Lawyers Represent Canadian Consumers in the Supreme Court of Canada in “Free the Beer” Case

On December 6 and 7, I appeared alongside my Siskinds colleagues Paul Bates and Ron Podolny in the Supreme Court of Canada for the hearing of R v. Comeau. Siskinds represented the Interveners Consumers Council of Canada (“CCC”), Canada’s leading general interest consumer advocacy organizatio…

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Published on: 6 Dec 2017 By ,

How Will My Personal Injury Settlement Affect My Family Law Separation or Divorce?

When a personal injury matter settles, there are two primary ways the settlement can be paid out for an adult claimant: a lump sum cash payment, or a structured settlement. A structured settlement is created when some or all of a personal injury settlement is deposited with a life insurance …

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