Strategic Considerations in Termination Cases – Part I
When giving advice to employers in cases in which an employee has been terminated without just cause, lawyers often start by assessing what a reasonable notice period might be (after first determining that there is no written employment agreement with a valid termination clause). Of course,…View the post titled Strategic Considerations in Termination Cases – Part I
Enviro West v Copper Mountain, everyone is liable
A long running lawsuit over liability for PCB wastes may finally be over. In Enviro West Inc v. Copper Mountain Mining Corp. a waste hauler, Enviro West, unknowingly picked up waste oil highly contaminated with PCBs and mixed it with uncontaminated oil, resulting in substantial damages. At …View the post titled Enviro West v Copper Mountain, everyone is liable
Lexpert Jim and Scott
Siskinds is proud to announce that James R. Caskey and Scott Ritchie have been recognized by Lexpert with for their individual contributions to the legal profession with a Zenith Award.View the post titled Lexpert Jim and Scott
James R. Caskey and Scott Ritchie recognized by Lexpert
Siskinds is proud to announce that James R. Caskey and Scott Ritchie have been recognized by Lexpert with for their individual contributions to the legal profession with a Zenith Award.For more information, click hereView the post titled James R. Caskey and Scott Ritchie recognized by Lexpert
Dirty Loonie: powerful art about wildlife and oil
A very powerful environmental artwork was on display in City Hall’s parking garage during Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. Dirty Loonie shows an oil derrick, with a dead loon as the tip of the derrick. With each stroke of the pump, the head of the loon is plunged into the oil, as if it we…View the post titled Dirty Loonie: powerful art about wildlife and oil
Losing our touch? Environmental Commissioner reports
Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller has issued another sobering report. “Losing our Touch” is Part 2 of the 2011/2012 Annual Report. He concludes: “We are no longer a jurisdiction that the world looks up to.” (I admit I thought that Mike Harris made…View the post titled Losing our touch? Environmental Commissioner reports
DealMakers of the Year awards….
Another award, thank you for the compliment: “The DealMakers ‘End of Year’ Annual Awards 2012, celebrates the leading, most prolific firms, that have continually displayed a huge degree of quality, tenacity, and ability to punch above their weight, within their area of specialization. …View the post titled DealMakers of the Year awards….
Class Action commenced regarding XL Foods Beef Recall
Siskinds LLP has launched a class action regarding the recalls of XL Foods Inc. beef products due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7.For full details click here.View the post titled Class Action commenced regarding XL Foods Beef Recall
Pesticide crimes by Scotts, largest fine, 50 years after Silent Spring
In September, the Scotts Miracle-Gro pesticide company was sentenced to pay the largest ever criminal penalty, and the largest ever civil penalty, for deliberate violations of the US Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Scott’s sold 70 million pounds of bird foo…View the post titled Pesticide crimes by Scotts, largest fine, 50 years after Silent Spring
$125,000 penalty for dust out
A Mississauga company was fined $100,000 for discharging metal dust, causing an adverse effect, plus the victim fine surcharges of $25,000.View the post titled $125,000 penalty for dust out
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