Towards a New Class Action Certification Costs Framework?
Introduction In a succession of decisions issued in November 2013, Justice Belobaba articulated a new framework for determining the appropriate level of costs to be awarded on class action certification motions.1 Citing the fundamental objective of access to justice, Belobaba J. expressed a…Continue reading the post titled Towards a New Class Action Certification Costs Framework?
6th Annual Siskinds Golf Play Day
Join us on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club for a day of fun while raising funds for Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre. The tourney will be a 9-hole Texas format using the full, 18-hole course. Each hole will feature either a traditiona…Continue reading the post titled 6th Annual Siskinds Golf Play Day
Siskinds’ Medical Malpractice team in the news
Siskinds’ Medical Malpractice Team’s recent successful trial decision was featured in the National Post and CTV News. This trial decision awarded significant damages to the plaintiff for an emergency room physician’s failure to recognize the possibility of a stroke, his decision to reduce bl…Continue reading the post titled Siskinds’ Medical Malpractice team in the news
Supreme Court considers Chevron leave to appeal; fraudulent Ecuador judgment re pollution
Donziger and his team "wrote the [Ecuadorian] court's Judgment themselves and promised $500,000 to the Ecuadorian judge to rule in their favor and sign their judgment."Continue reading the post titled Supreme Court considers Chevron leave to appeal; fraudulent Ecuador judgment re pollution
New Ontario Invasive Species law posted for comment
Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources is inviting “constructive” comments by by April 14, 2014 on its proposed new Invasive Species Act. The proposed Invasive Species law would make Ontario the first jurisdiction in Canada with stand-alone invasive species legislation. I…Continue reading the post titled New Ontario Invasive Species law posted for comment
Save monarch butterflies: plant milkweed. Now it will be legal
Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) is proposing an amendment to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 1096 – General (the Regulation) in order to update the Schedule of Noxious Weeds. This long overdue proposal would remove milkweed spp. (scientific name Asclepias spp.) from the…Continue reading the post titled Save monarch butterflies: plant milkweed. Now it will be legal
Things we wish judges knew about environmental offences by directors
Dianne Saxe had a precious opportunity to tell judges what we wish they knew about environmental offences by directors and and officers, particularly in relation to sentencing. Our bottom lines: Fairness, Good Science, and the real differences between Foresight and Hindsight. It is rarely co…Continue reading the post titled Things we wish judges knew about environmental offences by directors
Importance of local environmental groups
Since it was founded in 1995, Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers and its members have been recognized many times for the work they do. Most recently David James, President of the QB Streamkeepers, was recognized as the volunteer of the year by the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. Local volunte…Continue reading the post titled Importance of local environmental groups
Ecuador oil pollution claim can try again to collect from Chevron in Canada
Indigenous Ecuadorian villagers can try again to enforce a controversial $18 billion environmental damage award against Texaco (now merged with Chevron Corp., one of the world’s largest corporations) in Canada. This is part of a worldwide legal battle between the villagers, seeking to …Continue reading the post titled Ecuador oil pollution claim can try again to collect from Chevron in Canada
Systemic problems in Canada’s protection of species at risk
In a groundbreaking case, Ecojustice has demonstrated the “endemic systemic problems” in Canada’s species at risk protection regime. On February 14, 2014 Justice Mactavish of the Federal Court released her decision in Western Canada Wilderness Committee v. Canada (Fisherie…Continue reading the post titled Systemic problems in Canada’s protection of species at risk
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