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Published on: 7 Apr 2017 By

Ontario’s First Cap and Trade Program Auction

On April 3, 2017 Ontario announced the results of its first auction of greenhouse gas emissions allowances (GHG Auction) that was held March 22, 2017. The cap and trade program has a market cycle consisting of compliance periods. In each compliance period there are emission allowance distrib…

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Published on: 7 Feb 2017 By

Unproven Complaints Against Employers Could Soon be Released to the Public

The Toronto Star has recently started a legal challenge that, if successful, may result in human rights, occupational health and safety, and other complaints made against employers being made public, despite the fact that those allegations are unproven. Most hearings today are not handled by…

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Published on: 1 Feb 2017 By

E-Discovery Software useful for small cases

The use of electronic discovery software in litigation with large volumes of data has become standard practice. The software allows the user to leverage analytics to better understand the data and to streamline the document review process. While we routinely use e-discovery software for our …

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Published on: 20 Dec 2016 By

$2.1B Settlement in Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Class Action Announced

On December 19, 2016, a settlement agreement was announced in the class action involving Volkswagen and consumer claims related to the 2.0L diesel emissions software matter. The matter affected approximately 105,000 vehicles across Canada and generated a high level of interest when the issue…

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Published on: 6 Dec 2016 By

Franchising An Increasingly High-Risk Venture For Franchisors

(Note: This article originally appeared on AdvocateDaily.com) Canada is frequently hyped as an idyllic place to launch a franchise business, but that’s not the case for many franchisors who face tougher obstacles than their counterparts in other countries, says London franchise lawyer Peter …

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