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Published on: 27 Apr 2016 By

$4.77 million Settlement in Cooling Compressors Class Action Approved for Distribution

Settlements in the total amount of $4.77 million have been reached with the Defendants in the Cooling Compressors Class Action to resolve the litigation in its entirety. Persons in Canada who between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2008 purchased Cooling Compressors and products containing …

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Published on: 20 Apr 2016 By

Dry Cleaner Sentenced to House Arrest for Improper Storage of Tetrachloroethylene

An Edmonton businessman and owner of a dry cleaning operation, First Class Cleaners, was given an four-month conditional sentence on that is to be served in the community.  The owner of First Class Cleaners plead guilty to five Canadian Environmental Protection Act offences relating to the u…

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Published on: 14 Apr 2016 By

Congratulations Nazem Kadri and Brian MacDonald, COO of Siskinds LLP

Siskinds LLP would like to congratulate not only Nazem Kadri and his family on his new contract, but also our very own Brian MacDonald. As widely reported yesterday, Nazem signed a six-year, $27 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In addition to being the COO of Siskinds LLP, Bria…

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Published on: 13 Apr 2016 By

Priestly Demolition fined $70,000 for Spill and Failure to Report to MOECC

The defendant, Priestly Demolition Inc. caused chlorine gas to be discharged into the environment when an employee operating a magnetic grapple attempted to move old pressurized gas cylinders. During the move, a valve snapped releasing the gas. The employee experienced a burning sensation an…

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Published on: 22 Mar 2016 By

A reminder: Employees Have Obligations, Too

You probably know that employers are required to accommodate a disability to the point of undue hardship. If you’ve ever been involved in a situation requiring accommodation, you probably also know that “undue hardship” is a very high standard. So it’s good to hear about arbitrators who also…

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Published on: 21 Mar 2016 By

The Duty To Accommodate Does Not Require an Employer to Turn Customers Away

A Store Manager for a leather company injured her wrist. Ultimately, the store terminated her position, prompting a human rights application to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. As part of this application, the employee argued that the accommodation process required: the employer continue t…

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Published on: 21 Mar 2016 By

2016 Shaping Up To Be ‘Significant’ Year For Franchise Law

(Note: This article was also published on AdvocateDaily.com) The Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear its first franchise case in more than four decades something that, coupled with significant recent decisions, could bring needed balance to the industry, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tell…

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