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Published on: 20 Feb 2014 By

More on lead paint cleanup ordered in California

Last month, we gave brief highlights of a landmark lead paint liability case in California. Here is a more detailed analysis, prepared for the excellent legal blog SLAW. The California Superior Court has held three of five paint companies liable for a lead paint cleanup on the ground of publ…

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Published on: 19 Feb 2014 By

Waste Diversion, monopolies and competition on packaging waste

The Recycling Council of Ontario’s annual meeting February 4 began with an electrifying presentation on the huge cost savings that resulted from the German anti-trust bureau breaking up its stewardship organization’s monopoly on processing packaging waste (the majority of our blu…

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Published on: 18 Feb 2014 By

Are common industrial chemicals developmental neurotoxins?

Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children—such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia—according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Th…

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Published on: 13 Feb 2014 By

Quebec court strikes down municipal anti-fracking bylaw

A Quebec court has struck down a Gaspe municipal bylaw that tried to prevent exploratory oil wells being drilled and fracked uncomfortably close to its drinking water supply. The court ruled that the bylaw was invalid because it prevented Petrolia Inc. from carrying out drilling specifically…

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Published on: 5 Feb 2014 By

A Good Day for Investors: The Ontario Court of Appeal Fixes the Timminco Problem

On February 3, 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision Green v Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. This decision set aside the Court’s previous interpretation of the leave process under Part XXIII.1 of the Ontario Securities Act with respect to the limitation period. In doing…

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