The (potentially) high cost of social media posts
Stressing to your teenage children that their posts on Facebook and other social media can have a real cost is something that most parents do. For Patrick Snay, the cost became very real following a recent decision of the Third District Court of Appeal in Florida: Gulliver v. Snay. Snay had …View the post titled The (potentially) high cost of social media posts
Blue Box funding arbitration pleadings
As promised yesterday, here are the Ontario Blue Box funding arbitration pleadings, that is, the position and opening explanation of each side. The arbitration will decide how much stewards (brand owners) must pay to municipalities for the cost of running Blue Box programs in 2014, under th…View the post titled Blue Box funding arbitration pleadings
Ontario Blue Box funding arbitration is public
Arbitrator Robert Armstrong has ruled that the Ontario Blue Box funding arbitration between municipalities and Stewardship Ontario is to be held in public: “This arbitration concerns a significant environmental protection program for the province of Ontario. It also concerns a potentia…View the post titled Ontario Blue Box funding arbitration is public
Confidentiality Provisions – What are they good for?
In resolutions of disputes between both unionized and non-union employees, confidentiality provisions are often employed and, depending on the circumstances, they may be viewed as a critical component of any settlement. I have written previously about the enforcement of confidentiality prov…View the post titled Confidentiality Provisions – What are they good for?
National class actions to be considered at the national level: The Supreme Court of Canada grants leave to appeal in Meeking v Cash Store Inc
On February 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal the decision of the Manitoba Court of Appeal in Meeking v Cash Store Inc, 2013 MBCA 81. Meeking partially enforced an order approving the settlement of a class action by the Ontario Superior Court that determined the r…View the post titled National class actions to be considered at the national level: The Supreme Court of Canada grants leave to appeal in Meeking v Cash Store Inc
Proposed legislation would make the roads safer for cyclists
On Monday, the Province announced new legislation that would improve cyclist safety on Ontario’s roads and highways. If passed, the proposed Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act and supporting amendments to the Highway Traffic Act will: Increase fines for distracted driving from a ra…View the post titled Proposed legislation would make the roads safer for cyclists
The risks of gambling with contaminated sites
A new case from the Ontario Superior Court provides another example of the risks associated with purchasing contaminated sites. In a failed real estate transaction, the potential purchasers were left with substantial costs but did not own the properties they had intended to buy. In 1828445 O…View the post titled The risks of gambling with contaminated sites
Blue Box arbitration update
Intense work is underway preparing for the highly anticipated Blue Box arbitration. The arbitration will decide the multi-million dollar amount that stewards must pay to municipalities for the 2014 Stewards’ Obligation under s. 25(5) of the Waste Diversion Act, 2002. This is the first …View the post titled Blue Box arbitration update
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…View 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…View the post titled 6th Annual Siskinds Golf Play Day
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