Class Action Case Comment: Vester v Boston Scientific Ltd., 2017 ONSC 1095
Background The Defendants, Boston Scientific Ltd. and Boston Scientific Corporation (collectively “Boston Scientific”) designed, manufactured and sold transvaginal mesh (“TVM”) medical devices that were implanted into thousands of Canadian women for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinen…View the post titled Class Action Case Comment: Vester v Boston Scientific Ltd., 2017 ONSC 1095
Canada’s Anti-Spam Laws Enhance Consumer Protection and Provide Compensation for Improper Electronic Activities
(Note: There have been changes to the legislature since this article was published. Please go here for an update.) The laws of Canada protect consumers and computer users against improper commercial electronic activities. If you are a Canadian consumer who uses a computer or goes on the inte…View the post titled Canada’s Anti-Spam Laws Enhance Consumer Protection and Provide Compensation for Improper Electronic Activities
Quebec’s plan to save an endangered woodland caribou herd through captivation
The Quebec government has taken an unorthodox, and controversial, approach to protecting an endangered herd of woodland caribou. The herd’s habitat is found outside the city of Val d’Or. Recently, the herd’s population has faced intense pressure from logging, hunting, and ATV’ing. These acti…View the post titled Quebec’s plan to save an endangered woodland caribou herd through captivation
Raibex decision alters franchise landscape on presale disclosure
The disclosure obligations for franchisors expanded with a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling, and will change the way deals are struck in the province, says franchise lawyer Peter Dillon. In Raibex Canada Ltd. v. ASWR Franchising Corp., 2016 ONSC 5575 (CanLII), the judge found …View the post titled Raibex decision alters franchise landscape on presale disclosure
How Long Do I Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim?
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to pursue a personal injury claim, you should be aware of the following time limits. Failure to take the necessary steps within these time limits could extinguish your legal rights. It is always recommended that you speak with a personal injur…View the post titled How Long Do I Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim?
Federal EA Panel Releases its Recommendations for Reform
Earlier this month, after several months of consultations, the expert panel that was established to review Canada’s federal environmental assessment processes (the “Panel”) released its findings in a report entitled Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada. The Pa…View the post titled Federal EA Panel Releases its Recommendations for Reform
Congratulations, Paula Boutis!
Siskinds warmly congratulates Paula Boutis from our Environmental Group on her appointment to the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”), effective May 1, 2017. With her appointment as a full-time member to the Ontario Municipal Board, Paula Boutis will be leaving private practice after nearly 17 y…View the post titled Congratulations, Paula Boutis!
Case Commentary: Bernstein v Peoples Trust Company, 2017 ONSC 752
A recent decision certifying a class action for prepaid payment cards demonstrates the potential of Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act and the limits of creative technical arguments at the threshold certification stage. Case Background Bernstein v Peoples Trust Company is a class action regar…View the post titled Case Commentary: Bernstein v Peoples Trust Company, 2017 ONSC 752
Can a landlord be sued for historical contamination potentially caused by its tenant?
A recent decision on a summary judgement motion underscores the difficulty inherent in suing a landlord for contamination caused by its tenant. In Sorban Investments Ltd v Litwack, 2017 ONSC 706, several Defendants successfully brought a motion for summary judgement dismissing the plaintiff’…View the post titled Can a landlord be sued for historical contamination potentially caused by its tenant?
Des Moines Water Works sues County for Agricultural Runoff
The Storm Lake Times, a small family-run Iowa newspaper, won a 2017 Pulitzer Price award for its coverage of issues associated with farm pollution from local agricultural companies and the failure of the County to control the agricultural runoff in the area. The Storm Lake Times covered how …View the post titled Des Moines Water Works sues County for Agricultural Runoff
Receive Blog Posts
By subscribing to our blog, you will receive an email when a new post is added. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to us at [email protected] with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line.