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Invokana Class Action

Written by on March 16, 2018.

Invokana Siskinds LLP seeks to recover compensation for Canadians who were prescribed Invokana and who suffered related injuries. Invokana (canagliflozin) is a prescription medication indicated to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Invokana is also available in combination with metformin, under the brand name Invokamet. Invokana May Cause Serious Injuries According to various research studies and reports made by the FDA and Health Canada, Invokana may cause serious sid...

So You’re Interested in Buying a Franchise. What Next?

Written by on March 15, 2018.

So you’re interested in buying a franchise. What next? There are many reasons to buy a franchise. Whether you’re attracted to the prospect of running your own business, the support that being a part a franchise system offers, owning a business that already has an established presence and reputation, the higher rate of success franchised businesses experience over other start-ups or one of any other number of advantages of purchasing a franchise, it’s important that you carefully consider ...

Closing the Wage Gap in Ontario?

Written by on March 12, 2018.

In yet another “time for a change” speech, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced last week that the government will take steps to close the wage gap between men and women. The gender-based wage gap has been stagnant for over a decade at about 30% - usually expressed as women earning 70 cents for every dollar earned by men. Bill 203 is titled the “Pay Transparency Act” and, if passed into law, many large employers will have to make further changes to some long-standing policies and...

Towards a More Cooperative Canadian Class Action Regime: CBA Adopts Revised Judicial Protocol on Multijurisdictional Class Actions

Written by on March 07, 2018.

Class actions will often address wrongs and harm that transcend the borders of a single Canadian province. A faulty medical device might be distributed across the country and wreak its harmful effects upon residents in many or all provinces. Similarly, when a public company misleads its investors about its business, those investors will almost certainly reside all over Canada. That has led to the phenomenon of multijurisdictional class actions, which refers to a situation where class actions ...

Shannon Wilcox Voices Accessibility Challenges in CBC News Interview

Written by on March 02, 2018.

Personal injury law clerk, Shannon Wilcox, was recently joined by Julianne Hazlewood of CBC Radio Canada for an experiential review of accessibility factors in grocery stores. To read about their findings and recommendations or to listen to the broadcast, click here. Shannon is a leading local voice on the subject of accessibility and mobility challenges.

She’s Having a Baby! What do the New Extended EI Parental Benefits Mean for Employers?

Written by on February 28, 2018.

In March 2017, the federal government announced its intention to extend employment insurance parental benefits to 18 months. This change took effect on December 3, 2017. While many Canadian employers are not thrilled with this change, it’s not all bad news. Same Total Maximum EI Benefits Parents currently receive up to 50 weeks of employment insurance benefits when they take time off work because of pregnancy, childbirth or adoption. The maternity benefit[1] is up to 15 weeks, whereas t...

EU Data Privacy Changes Are Just Around the Corner

Written by on February 28, 2018.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a series of laws that were approved by the European Union Parliament that come into effect on May 25th, 2018.   The GDPR standardizes data protection across the EU member states and will bring harmonization across the EU regarding data privacy.  It provides individuals with greater control over the use of their personal data. Companies are processing and holding an increasing amount of personal information about their clients and customers. ...

Silver Wheaton/Wheaton Precious Metals

Written by on February 28, 2018.

Siskinds LLP represents the Plaintiff in a proposed securities class action against Silver Wheaton Corporation (“Silver Wheaton” or the “Company”) and certain of Silver Wheaton’s officers and directors. The class action was commenced in September 2016 on behalf of persons and entities who acquired Silver Wheaton’s securities: (a) pursuant to the prospectus dated March 9, 2015; and/or (b) in the secondary market during the period from August 14, 2013 to July 6, 2015, inclusive (t...

Video Testimonial – Motor Vehicle Accident

Written by on February 22, 2018.

Following a motor vehicle accident, our client suffered various injuries that hindered her ability to work. When the insurance company denied her claim, she met Chris Collins. Chris provided the legal help she needed to continue to heal properly. Now, our client recommends Siskinds and Chris to anyone who needs a lawyer. She tells her story here: [embed][/embed]  

Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?

Written by on February 21, 2018.

Franchise legislation in Canada (BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI) requires the information contained in a franchisor’s disclosure document (“FDD”) to be updated at various times. Follow these steps to ensure that your document is up-to-date: A franchisor needs to ensure that certain information, such as its list of franchisees, is current as of the date of the FDD. This means that, every time the FDD is updated, the list should be too. There is certain inf...