Why the Supreme Court decision in AbitibiBowater won’t work
We have written several times about the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in AbitibiBowater v. Newfoundland, in which insolvency law trumped environmental orders. Today, we want to tell you more about the rule the court laid down, and why it is likely to have perverse consequences. In…View the post titled Why the Supreme Court decision in AbitibiBowater won’t work
Debtors’ prison for bankrupt contaminated sites?
The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal has dismissed an appeal from an individual ordered to clean up the historic contaminated site of a bankrupt company in Brighton, Ontario. Bruce Cooey’s father owned Cooey Metal Products Ltd., which owned and operated an factory in Brighton, O…View the post titled Debtors’ prison for bankrupt contaminated sites?
Pulitzer Prize for Reporting to Inside Climate News
Inside Climate News, a small online non-profit devoted to covering the changing climate, has won one of the most prestigious prizes in journalism. Three Inside Climate reporters received the National Reporting Pulitzer Prize for coverage of pipeline regulation and the hazards of tar sands oi…View the post titled Pulitzer Prize for Reporting to Inside Climate News
Unlimited personal no fault liability for directors and officers?
The Ontario government argued in Superior Court on April 18 that former corporate directors and officers have presumptive, unlimited, personal, no-fault liability to orders to pay all environmental costs associated with the assets of their former corporation, or of the subsidiaries of that c…View the post titled Unlimited personal no fault liability for directors and officers?
Siskinds Wins “Best Social Media Campaign in the Legal Industry” Two Years In A Row.
Siskinds is proud to announce that we have received the 2013 Internet Advertising Competition award for “Best Social Media Campaign in the Legal Industry” presented by The Web Marketing Association for our “Siskinds New Year Charity Challenge”. We would like to thank tbk Creative for working…View the post titled Siskinds Wins “Best Social Media Campaign in the Legal Industry” Two Years In A Row.
Keep green energy, oppose Bill 39
Petition Alert: Oppose Bill 39 and speak out in support of renewable energy in Ontario! Here is an important notice, from the Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative and Solarshare, about how to support renewable energy. The Conservative Party has introduced a Bill to revoke the Green Energy Ac…View the post titled Keep green energy, oppose Bill 39
Insurance Companies Acted In A “Cruel And Malicious” Manner
“The fact that Branco was able to continue to withstand this pressure for so many years on two different fronts is truly remarkable and almost superhuman, even though his resistance may have resulted in irreparable mental distress which may last for the remainder of his lifetime” – Justice M…View the post titled Insurance Companies Acted In A “Cruel And Malicious” Manner
Environmental Tribunal blocks afterthought grounds for leave to appeal
Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal has refused to allow a developer to completely change its proposed grounds for seeking leave to appeal an Environmental Compliance Approval given to an existing industry, under the Environmental Bill of Rights and the Environmental Protection Act…View the post titled Environmental Tribunal blocks afterthought grounds for leave to appeal
What is a “Reasonable” Time to Test Brain Impairment Following a Motor Vehicle Accident?
A Review of F.S.C.O.’s recent decision in Security National Insurance Co./ Monnex Insurance Management Inc. v. Hodges At issue in Hodges, was whether the injured person had sustained an injury properly classified as catastrophic pursuant to section 2(1.2)(e)(i) of the Statutory Accident Bene…View the post titled What is a “Reasonable” Time to Test Brain Impairment Following a Motor Vehicle Accident?
New Law Times Article: “Court sends message with rejection of class settlement”
In a recent article published by Law Times, Siskinds Class Action Associate Daniel Bach gives his thoughts on the recent judicial rejection of the Kidd v. The Canada Life Assurance Co. proposed settlement.Read the full article on the Law Times website here.View the post titled New Law Times Article: “Court sends message with rejection of class settlement”
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