Rooney v ArcelorMittal: the Superior Court confirms the suitability of Oppression Claims for Certification
In Rooney v ArcelorMittal, the Plaintiffs sought certification of a proposed shareholder class action arising out of the events leading up to the successful takeover of Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (“BIM”). The key issue in dispute was certification of claims for relief from oppressi…View the post titled Rooney v ArcelorMittal: the Superior Court confirms the suitability of Oppression Claims for Certification
2018 Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Annual Report
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (“ECO”) released her office’s 2018 Annual Report, titled, “Back to Basics: Respecting the Public’s Voice on the Environment” on November 13, 2018. The Report is published in four volumes, spanning 339 pages. Volume 1 reports on government ministri…View the post titled 2018 Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Annual Report
Government “Eco Fees” on New Tires Eliminated
If you recently purchased winter tires in Ontario you may have noticed that the government “eco-fees” charged on the purchase of new tires was eliminated as of October 1, 2018. The fee, which was approximately $3.30 per tire for passenger and light trucks was levied by the government to supp…View the post titled Government “Eco Fees” on New Tires Eliminated
How personal injury lawyers are paid
People are sometimes reluctant to seek legal advice after being injured. They believe they cannot afford legal fees and expenses, particularly if their injuries have caused them to be off work. Contingency fees In most cases, however, an injured person who files a lawsuit against a negligent…View the post titled How personal injury lawyers are paid
Cannabis License Act: Franchising Implications
Store Ownership and Licensed Producers Corporate store ownership will not be an option for licensed producers who wish to establish a significant presence in the cannabis retail market. Section 4(4) of the Cannabis License Act prohibits licensed producers and their affiliates from operating …View the post titled Cannabis License Act: Franchising Implications
Federal Court Scheduled to Hear Application for Judicial Review in David Suzuki Foundation et al v. Attorney General of Canada, Minister of Health et al.
This week, the Federal Court of Canada is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case of David Suzuki Foundation et al v. Attorney General of Canada, Minister of Health et al, T-1071-16 (“Suzuki Foundation”). Suzuki Foundation is an application for judicial review brought by the David Suzuk…View the post titled Federal Court Scheduled to Hear Application for Judicial Review in David Suzuki Foundation et al v. Attorney General of Canada, Minister of Health et al.
TELUS v. Wellman – Siskinds lawyers represent consumer association in the Supreme Court of Canada
On November 6, Siskinds represented the Intervener Consumers’ Association of Canada (“CAC”) in the Supreme Court’s hearing of TELUS v. Wellman. The Court’s decision could have major implications on Canadians’ access to the civil justice system. The Wellman appeal arose from a certified class…View the post titled TELUS v. Wellman – Siskinds lawyers represent consumer association in the Supreme Court of Canada
Directors Plead Guilty
On November 5, 2018 two directors of a dry-cleaning operation pled guilty to contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (“Regulation”). One of the directors was fined $10,500 a portio…View the post titled Directors Plead Guilty
The interaction between accident benefits and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
Car crashes often cause serious injuries, which can be long term and require substantial treatment. Some accident victims unfortunately become disabled as a result of their injuries. In addition to what might be available through private benefits or through an automobile insurance policy, an…View the post titled The interaction between accident benefits and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
Environmental Bill of Rights “Leave to Appeal” Test Remains a Significant Hurdle to ECA Appeals
The Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT” or “Tribunal”) released a decision in Freshway Investments Inc. v. Ontario (MECP) on November 5, 2018 denying an application for leave to appeal an Environmental Compliance Approval (“ECA”) for a Waste Disposal Site in York Region, Ontario (the “Site”…View the post titled Environmental Bill of Rights “Leave to Appeal” Test Remains a Significant Hurdle to ECA Appeals
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