Going to court in Ontario: Commencing a legal application in a commercial litigation dispute
What is a Legal Application? A legal application refers to the form of the court procedure used to resolve a legal dispute. An application differs from a legal action. An action is the standard legal process that most people are familiar with. While an action concludes with a trial before a …View the post titled Going to court in Ontario: Commencing a legal application in a commercial litigation dispute
Equity compensation plans: Stock options, RSUs, and allocation
In my practice, I frequently provide advice on a specific area of law: stock option plans, or as I prefer to refer to them, equity compensation plans. Since this is just an introduction, I will focus on two common topics that founders frequently inquire about when considering an equity compe…View the post titled Equity compensation plans: Stock options, RSUs, and allocation
Understanding data protection agreements: Key concepts and benefits
Data protection agreements – specifically, what are they, and as a business, should I have them? Three types of data Generally, your business signs data protection agreements with third-parties when you are providing important data to them. Here, data is referred to as one of three typ…View the post titled Understanding data protection agreements: Key concepts and benefits
Protecting your business: Cybersecurity and cyber hygiene
To illustrate the importance of proper cybersecurity and cyber hygiene practices, I will provide a brief example of a common cyber threat known as Business Email Compromise (BEC). Then, I will present actionable steps that you can take today to enhance the protection of your business. Busine…View the post titled Protecting your business: Cybersecurity and cyber hygiene
Cost management and claims reduction: WSIB and Occupational Health & Safety
Our management-side labour and employment group at Siskinds is dedicated to offering effective strategies and advice to our employer clients, including helping them manage and control costs tied to their employment relationship with workers. A significant part of my practice revolves around …View the post titled Cost management and claims reduction: WSIB and Occupational Health & Safety
Business litigation: Tips for prevention and best practices
What is business litigation? Business litigation involves legal disputes where parties either sue or are sued. Cases typically involve two key components: liability, determining who caused harm, and damages, addressing losses incurred. Success in a case requires both liability and damages to…View the post titled Business litigation: Tips for prevention and best practices
Entering Canada as a business visitor: Essential requirements
In this blog, I will discuss the prerequisites for entering Canada as a business visitor, while also touching upon instances where a work permit is necessary or where a work permit exemption may be applicable. Our immigration team consistently receives inquiries from Canadian companies and o…View the post titled Entering Canada as a business visitor: Essential requirements
Canopy Growth Corporation’s alleged misrepresentation of BioSteel’s revenue (TSX: WEED; NASDAQ: CGC)
On July 6, 2023, Siskinds LLP filed a proposed securities misrepresentation class action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Canopy Growth Corporation, its directors and senior officers, Canopy’s auditor KPMG LLP and two of BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc.’s (“BioSteel”) senior of…View the post titled Canopy Growth Corporation’s alleged misrepresentation of BioSteel’s revenue (TSX: WEED; NASDAQ: CGC)
Is there a limitation period on sexual assault claims in Ontario?
Governed by the Limitations Act, 2002 (“Limitations Act”) in Ontario, a limitation period is the time within which one party must commence an action against another. The standard limitation period is two years from the date of the loss or the date the loss was discovered. Failure to commence…View the post titled Is there a limitation period on sexual assault claims in Ontario?
Newly released J&J bankruptcy plan for compensating talcum powder cancer claims includes Canadian claims
A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that is pursuing a US bankruptcy to resolve thousands of talcum powder lawsuits has filed its plan for compensating cancer victims with pending claims, and the proposed plan directly impacts the rights of Canadians. The Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization pr…View the post titled Newly released J&J bankruptcy plan for compensating talcum powder cancer claims includes Canadian claims
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