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Published on: 10 Dec 2015 By

Zofran: The Dangers of Off-Label Drug Use

The Class Actions team at Siskinds LLP recently commenced a new case against the pharmaceutical manufacturers of Zofran. The class action claim alleges that the drug manufacturers failed to warn that off-label use of Zofran is unsafe for pregnant women. Zofran is a powerful anti-nausea medic…

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Published on: 8 Dec 2015 By

Avis Favaro of CTV News Interviews Jill McCartney of Siskinds LLP regarding Zofran Class Action

The Class Actions team at Siskinds LLP recently commenced a new case against the pharmaceutical manufacturers of Zofran. The class action claim alleges that the drug manufacturers failed to warn that Zofran was unsafe for pregnant women. Zofran is a powerful anti-nausea medication approved b…

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Published on: 4 Dec 2015 By

Auditor General: Ontario Must Manage its Contaminated Sites

On December 2, the Auditor General released her 2015 report. This year’s report included a chapter on management of contaminated sites. In all, there are almost 800 contaminated sites owned by Ontario, of which 288 have recorded liabilities, estimated at $1.792 billion dollars. Her report fo…

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Published on: 2 Dec 2015 By

Proposed Changes to the OHSA: The more things change, the more they stay the same?

Laws intended to change social behaviour are sometimes referred to as “social engineering” legislation.  The obvious example is the Human Rights Code, which prohibits discrimination on protected grounds and requires employers to accommodate many of the personal challenges employees face. Som…

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Published on: 27 Nov 2015 By

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Consulting Regarding New System for Calculating Employer Premiums

Most employers in Ontario are subject to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (the “WSIA”), with the majority of those employers falling under Schedule 1 of the legislation. For Schedule 1 employers, contact with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the “WSIB”) generally occurs only a…

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Published on: 23 Nov 2015 By

Siskinds congratulates Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s next Environmental Commissioner

The environmental law team at Siskinds LLP wishes Dianne every success in her new role as the Environmental Commissioner for Ontario. Dianne will be sworn in and officially take office on November 26, 2015. Not long after, she will be attending the annual climate change conference (COP21) he…

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Published on: 5 Nov 2015 By

Cross-Border Cooperation in Class Action Litigation

This is an excerpt from an article written by Siskinds Class Action lawyers Ron Podolny and Daniel Bach and originally published by the American Association for Justice. Introduction  Counsel in Canada and the U.S. frequently pursue parallel class actions on the basis of identical allegation…

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