Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act again
The Ontario and federal governments have signed the latest (8th) version of the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (2014 COA). The purpose of this agreement is to implement Canada’s commitments to protect the Great Lakes made in partnership with the Un…View the post titled Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act again
Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill
In January of 2013, Shell Canada allegedly spilled “flare liquids”, similar to gasoline, from its refinery in Sarnia. People in a nearby First Nation (often affected by Chemical Valley spills) experienced odours, irritation and illness. After waiting until the end of the two year…View the post titled Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill
Supreme Court hears Chevron Ecuador pollution appeal
Can foreign pollution judgments be enforced in Canada? The Supreme Court of Canada has heard arguments on the attempt by Ecuador pollution plaintiffs to enforce their $9 plus billion Ecuador judgment against Chevron’s Canadian assets, in Chevron Corporation, et al. v. Daniel Carlos Lus…View the post titled Supreme Court hears Chevron Ecuador pollution appeal
Sydney Tar Ponds Environmental Class Action is over
The neighbours wanted to hold the federal and provincial governments liable for air, water and soil pollution caused by the historic Sydney steel mill and coke worksView the post titled Sydney Tar Ponds Environmental Class Action is over
Arbitration Decision: Jazey v. State Farm
Rasha El-Tawil of Siskinds LLP recently conducted a successful arbitration against State Farm Insurance in which the arbitrator awarded all benefits claimed and a significant punitive special award against State Farm. The claimant was injured in a motor vehicle accident on September 9, 2008 …View the post titled Arbitration Decision: Jazey v. State Farm
Less environmental enforcement = more private prosecutions?
When governments do little to enforce environmental laws, generally or in particular areas, private citizens and environmental groups sometimes try to fill the gaps with private prosecutions. These cases are burdensome and expensive to handle, but can make a significant difference, as Ecojus…View the post titled Less environmental enforcement = more private prosecutions?
Armtec Infrastructure Inc. (Français)
En 2011, Siskinds LLP et Siskinds Desmeules ont déposé des recours collectifs proposés en Ontario et au Québec contre Armtec Infrastructure Inc. (TSX:ARF) (« Armtec »). Certains dirigeants et administrateurs d’Armtec et certains preneurs fermes d’une offre d’actions Armtec faite en vertu d’u…View the post titled Armtec Infrastructure Inc. (Français)
Zungui Haixi Corporation (Français)
En octobre 2011, Siskinds LLP a intenté un recours collectif proposé en Ontario contre Zungui Haixi Corporation (« ZUN »), certains de ses dirigeants et administrateurs, les vérificateurs de ZUN, Ernst & Young LLP, et les soumissionnaires dans le cadre du placement initial des actions d…View the post titled Zungui Haixi Corporation (Français)
Cathay Forest Products Corp. (Français)
Le 9 juin 2011, Siskinds LLP, représentant un investisseur individuel de Cathay Forest Products Corp (« Cathay », ancien symbole TSX-V : « CFZ »), numéro CUSIP : 14915N) a intenté une proposition de recours collectif à la Cour supérieure de justice de l’Ontario (« la Cour ») contre Cathay et…View the post titled Cathay Forest Products Corp. (Français)
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