Context is Everything – Miller v FSD Pharma Inc.
In the recent case of Miller v FSD Pharma, Inc.1, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice clarified the standard for materiality in a motion for leave to commence an action under s. 138.3 of the Ontario Securities Act (“OSA”) for misrepresentations in secondary market disclosure. We have proba…Continue reading the post titled Context is Everything – Miller v FSD Pharma Inc.
Court finds against insurer who held insured to an “absurd” standard
Lamb v Cooperators, 2020 ONSC 4955 You’ve been struck by a car. You have pain in part of your body. You’re not yet entirely sure where. Then, yes, okay it’s your arm. Your arm hurts. But where exactly. It’s more your shoulder. How bad is the pain though? You think you might have hit your...Continue reading the post titled Court finds against insurer who held insured to an “absurd” standard
Support for Businesses during COVID-19: CEBA application deadline extended
Despite being able to resume operations following the lifting of certain governmental restrictions related to COVID-19, many business owners continue to experience unprecedented financial challenges. After months of decreased revenue – or possibly even periods without any revenue – business …Continue reading the post titled Support for Businesses during COVID-19: CEBA application deadline extended
Climate-Change Litigation: Failure to disclose risks
On July 22, 2020 a 23 year old individual led the filing of a class action lawsuit against the Australian government alleging that the government failed to disclose the material risk of climate change to investors in government bonds1. Instead of seeking damages the relief sought seeks to re…Continue reading the post titled Climate-Change Litigation: Failure to disclose risks
Communication breakdown – Warner v Google LLC
Introduction The British Columbia Supreme Court’s recent decision in Warner v Google LLC (“Warner”)1, a privacy class action related to the collection of data from smartphones, puts the role of the representative plaintiff and the nature of the solicitor-client relationship in the class acti…Continue reading the post titled Communication breakdown – Warner v Google LLC
Intellectual Property Considerations for Professionals: Who owns educational or promotional content (like this article)?
Copyright in Content Many businesses, including medical clinics and dental offices, are re-opening after being forced to shut down by public health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the shut down, many professionals and small business owners published various articles, blog po…Continue reading the post titled Intellectual Property Considerations for Professionals: Who owns educational or promotional content (like this article)?
Filing deadlines extended for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in response to COVID-19 – Update: Final extension
Note: This post has been updated to reflect additional notices issued by CIPO, mostly recently on August 5, 2020, each which further extended the previously announced extension. As Canada responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has taken the drasti…Continue reading the post titled Filing deadlines extended for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in response to COVID-19 – Update: Final extension
Recent court decisions create and perpetuate uncertainty in Ontario employment law
As COVID-19 seemed to put the world on “hold” for some time in 2020, Ontario courts were still busy at work releasing decisions with significant implications for employers. While we generally expect court decisions to resolve uncertainties in the law, I want to highlight three recent decisio…Continue reading the post titled Recent court decisions create and perpetuate uncertainty in Ontario employment law
Essential visitors, essential caregivers, and COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, strict guidelines have been put in place regarding visitors at long-term care homes. On June 10, 2020, the Chief Medical Officer of Health (“CMOH”) provided an update to “Directive #3” to include precautions and procedures for homes to follow in relation to mana…Continue reading the post titled Essential visitors, essential caregivers, and COVID-19
Resuming visits in long-term care homes
On March 13, 2020, visits were restricted in long term care homes and other residential care settings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Provincial Government, in two documents entitled “Resuming Visits in Long-Term Care Homes” and “Update to Visits at Long-Term Care Homes” has recently a…Continue reading the post titled Resuming visits in long-term care homes