Second shoe falls: flyrock discharge after Castonguay
If every rock that flies through the air, and does damage, is a "pollution" offence, what else is?View the post titled Second shoe falls: flyrock discharge after Castonguay
A rare pesticide prosecution
Ontario Pesticide Act prosecutions have become infrequent since the Ministry of the Environment stopped having specialized pesticide enforcement staff. It’s hard to know how much actual offences have decreased. The ban on cosmetic uses of pesticides may have helped, and pesticide opera…View the post titled A rare pesticide prosecution
Huge manure spill fines: $120,000 plus surcharge
Two hog farming businesses and a Director must pay manure spill fines of $120,000, plus $30,000 victim fine surcharges, for discharging pig manure into the Thames River and Sweets Creek. The manure impaired the quality of water, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act. The individual Dir…View the post titled Huge manure spill fines: $120,000 plus surcharge
Keep Your Receipt: Evidence in the Class Actions Claims Process
Class actions are commenced on behalf of individuals (called “class members”) who all have the same, or similar, claims for damages. If you think that you may be affected by a class action, it is important to preserve certain evidence that could be helpful in making a claim in the class acti…View the post titled Keep Your Receipt: Evidence in the Class Actions Claims Process
CAROM V BRE-X MINERALS LTD: A Shocking Case Deserves A Shocking Conclusion
In her forthcoming article, The “Illusion of Compensation”: Cy près Distributions in Canadian Class Actions, class actions scholar, Professor Jasminka Kalajdzic, brings to comprehensive light the rather desultory state of cy près settlement jurisprudence in Canada.1 Professor Kalajdzic notes…View the post titled CAROM V BRE-X MINERALS LTD: A Shocking Case Deserves A Shocking Conclusion
Siskinds LLP Welcomes it’s Newest Partners
Siskinds welcomes Linda Visser, Paula Lombardi and Daniel Bach as partners to the firm. Siskinds, Canada's national leader in class actions, welcomes its newest partners, Linda Visser, Paula Lombardi and Daniel Bach. Linda is a member in the Class Actions Department, with a focus on pric…View the post titled Siskinds LLP Welcomes it’s Newest Partners
Siskinds LLP Announces Certification of Manulife Financial Corporation Securities Class Action
.http://www.marketwatch.com/story/siskinds-llp-announces-certification-of-manulife-financial-corporation-securities-class-action-2014-05-12?reflink=MW_news_stmpView the post titled Siskinds LLP Announces Certification of Manulife Financial Corporation Securities Class Action
Blue Box arbitration amended Claim
For those following the fascinating public/ private culture clash that is the Blue Box funding arbitration under the Waste Diversion Act, here is the Amended Municipal Claim. You will see that paragraphs 70 and 71 have been amended, to plead that the Cost Containment Plan was never a legally…View the post titled Blue Box arbitration amended Claim
Best practices for wells in Ontario?
Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment continues to adopt “best management practices” documents as guidance for environmental consultants and industries. The proposed draft guidance on Test Holes and Dewatering Wells: Requirements and Best Management Practices Manual is now …View the post titled Best practices for wells in Ontario?
Anti-fracking bylaws: US Lawyer wins green Nobel prize
Helen Slottje, a lawyer in Ithaca, New York, was recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work “helping towns across New York defend themselves from oil and gas companies by passing local bans on fracking” (the US equivalent of anti-fracking bylaws). Her legal res…View the post titled Anti-fracking bylaws: US Lawyer wins green Nobel prize
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