Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse
What is Elder Abuse? Several millennia have passed since, according to the Book of Genesis, Jacob and his mother, Rebecca, conspired to trick Isaac who was, according to biblical scholars, by then an ailing and blind 130 year old man. They tricked him into believing that Jacob was his bro…Continue reading the post titled Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse
The Role of Class Actions in Price-Fixing Enforcement
Introduction I’ve spent my legal career acting for plaintiffs in price-fixing class actions, a somewhat obscure niche which, until recently, simultaneously confounded and fascinated most people I met. Last fall, the Canadian Competition Bureau raided the offices of several major grocery chai…Continue reading the post titled The Role of Class Actions in Price-Fixing Enforcement
We Wrote the Chapter on Environmental Litigation
The Siskinds Environmental Group is pleased to announce that Paula Lombardi, Partner and Group Lead, has co-authored a chapter on environmental claims in the third edition of Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Canadian Precedents of Pleadings. The volume was published in December 2017 …Continue reading the post titled We Wrote the Chapter on Environmental Litigation
Details on the Fisheries Act Overhaul Announced
The federal government has announced certain details about how it intends to overhaul the Fisheries Act. Reform of the Fisheries Act forms part of a broader suite of reforms to Canada’s environmental protection regime which is currently being undertaken by the federal government. These inclu…Continue reading the post titled Details on the Fisheries Act Overhaul Announced
Will my family and friends be affected if I sue?
Introduction Personal injury plaintiffs are often concerned about the implications that starting a lawsuit will have on their loved ones. This concern should never prevent an injured party from pursuing their claim. Outlined below are the different roles friends and family members may play i…Continue reading the post titled Will my family and friends be affected if I sue?
Train Derailment Results in Significant Environmental Fines
On July 6, 2013, 74 unattended freight train cars carrying Bakken Formation crude oil rolled down a 1.2% grade from the town of Nantes and into the downtown area of the Town of Lac-Mégantic. The ensuing derailment resulted in a fire and explosion of multiple tank cars. The devastation was fa…Continue reading the post titled Train Derailment Results in Significant Environmental Fines
Protecting one’s information on social media
Siskinds technology, privacy and cybersecurity lawyer Peter Dillon, was recently interviewed by AdvocateDaily.com regarding the recent scandal that erupted after Facebook data was harvested and used by a political consulting firm. Read the full article below. Protecting one’s information on …Continue reading the post titled Protecting one’s information on social media
Federal Government Releases Country-Wide Carbon Pricing Framework
The federal government has released draft legislative proposals and regulatory framework outlining how it plans to establish a price for carbon pollution across the country. If implemented, the legislation will create a “backstop” for all provinces that have not created their own system for …Continue reading the post titled Federal Government Releases Country-Wide Carbon Pricing Framework
Video Testimonial – Motorcycle Collision
Our client was driving a motorcycle when he collided with a car at an intersection. His active lifestyle changed immediately, and he knew he needed legal help. After receiving a recommendation to hire a personal injury lawyer, our client connected with Jim Mays. Jim provided the legal assist…Continue reading the post titled Video Testimonial – Motorcycle Collision
Concerned Beneficiary? Court Finds Will Challenges Must Have Minimal Evidentiary Basis
The recent decision in Seepa v Seepa, 2017 ONSC 5368 contains observations that may have an impact on future Will challenges under Rule 75.06 of the Rules of Civil Procedure and in particular, on the materials that must be placed before the court in the “Motion for Directions”, which typical…Continue reading the post titled Concerned Beneficiary? Court Finds Will Challenges Must Have Minimal Evidentiary Basis
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