Small Engine Importer Convicted Under The Canadian Environmental Protection Act
A Canadian importer of small engines was recently convicted for violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (“CEPA”). The convictions were under 153(1)(b) and 154 of the Act and require that imported engines conform to certain standards which are set out in the regulations. The crux …View the post titled Small Engine Importer Convicted Under The Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Video Testimonial – Rear End Collision
A rear-end collision that seemed relatively minor, turned into a permanent issue, a spinal disc herniation, for the person who was hit. After interviewing several lawyers, this person chose Jim Virtue and Rasha El-Tawil, who ensured he had a strong legal outcome. He tells his story here: htt…View the post titled Video Testimonial – Rear End Collision
Eritrean Refugees Can Sue for Slavery and Forced Labour, B.C. Court of Appeal Says
It is rare to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the common law using human rights principles. Araya v Nevsun Resources Ltd., a case that I, colleagues at Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP (CFM) and Toronto lawyer James Yap prosecute, is the rare opportunity to do so …View the post titled Eritrean Refugees Can Sue for Slavery and Forced Labour, B.C. Court of Appeal Says
Linda Visser Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Representatives from Siskinds LLP, Sotos LLP & Koskie Minsky LLP have brought the issue of an uncoordinated process for multi-jurisdictional class action lawsuits to the attention of the Canadian Bar Association. Class action lawyer Linda Visser describes how the Canadian framework diff…View the post titled Linda Visser Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Bill 148 Poised to Pass Today
The provincial government went silent throughout much of the fall when Ontarians could expect to have a third reading of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. However, last Thursday, the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs adopted significant amendments to Bill…View the post titled Bill 148 Poised to Pass Today
Sole Director Fined Personally
On October 16, 2017 a sole director for the company Power Grow Systems Inc. was convicted for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of a Provisional Certificate of Approval for a period of approximately four months from April 11, 2015 until August 11, 2015. The individual was the s…View the post titled Sole Director Fined Personally
A costly lesson in how not to conduct a workplace harassment investigation
It seems that everywhere we look these days, sexual harassment is on the radar – whether in Hollywood, the CBC or in our own workplaces. Recent changes to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act now require investigations to be conducted by employers into all incidents or complaints of …View the post titled A costly lesson in how not to conduct a workplace harassment investigation
Securities Fraudsters to the SEC: Can We Have Our Money Back?
Canadian class action litigators have the reputation of being more cautious than their neighbors to the south. It’s a reputation surely bolstered by a recent example of colossal chutzpah where acknowledged fraudsters launched an American securities class action to recover their ill-got…View the post titled Securities Fraudsters to the SEC: Can We Have Our Money Back?
Securities Disclosure and the Direct Liability of Parent Companies at Common Law
In this post, I am canvassing a topic that has been the subject of passing comment by others, but which remains an unconsidered and unresolved issue in Canadian transnational tort cases. The issue is this: in considering whether a parent company owes a duty of care to a third party affected …View the post titled Securities Disclosure and the Direct Liability of Parent Companies at Common Law
Video Testimonial – Insurance
Our client suffered from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), causing her to take time off work due to the pressure in her chest. The insurance company limited her compensation. Civil litigation lawyer, Dagmara Wozniak, provided the legal support that our client nee…View the post titled Video Testimonial – Insurance
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