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Published on: 3 Jul 2014 By

Neighbours must pay their fair share to prune boundary trees

A new case from the Ontario Superior Court has ruled that the costs associated with pruning and maintaining trees growing on property lines should be shared between owners of neighbouring properties, and municipalities must take this principle into account in issuing maintenance orders again…

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Published on: 2 Jul 2014 By

Basic’s Alive – The Judicial Oak Weathers the Storm

For over 20 years, securities class actions in the U.S. have relied on the ‘fraud-on-the-market’ theory of reliance for investors. This was established by the 1988 case Basic Inc v Levinson. Recently some have question this theory. Earlier this week the Supreme Court released its decision in…

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Published on: 16 Jun 2014 By

Alberta TCE class action – claims in trespass, nuisance, Rylands v. Fletcher dismissed

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) operated a train repair facility, known as the Ogden shops, since the early 1900s in a heavily industrialized area outside Calgary. Over the years, a residential area grew up around the shops. TCE was used as a degreaser in the shops from the mid-1950s to the m…

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Published on: 9 Jun 2014 By

Federal govt proposes new air pollution regulations

The federal government has proposed a major set of new air pollution regulations to reduce industrial-source air pollution, starting with performance standards for the cement sector and two equipment types: gaseous-fuel-fired non-utility boilers/ heaters and stationary spark-ignition gaseous…

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Published on: 9 Jun 2014 By

New OHSA Regulations Coming into Force on July 1, 2014

On July 1, 2014, the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation will come into effect, requiring that all Ontario employers ensure their employees complete mandatory safety awareness training. Paula Lombardi, Amanda Shaw and Anna Stoll discuss what this means for employ…

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