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To Plead Or To Concede?... That Should Be The Question
In Bernstein v. Peoples Trust Company, the Court transmitted "a salutary message… to Class Counsel that they should not over-plead their case and that they should make appropriate admissions or concessions."
17 Jul 2018
Food Fight: Restaurants Can't Recover Lost Profits From Supplier When They Lose Business After A Meat Recall
The Ontario Court of Appeal decision in 1688782 Ontario Inc. v. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is among the first rulings to apply the duty of care analysis from the Supreme Court of Canada's 2017 Livent ruling.
2 Jul 2018
FSCO Issues Draft Guideline On Fair Treatment Of Consumers
In relation to the insurance sector, the proposed FSCO guidance is merely one example of an accelerating global shift in regulatory focus from principally on solvency regulation to increasingly...
19 Apr 2018
Dark Trading Functionality Enhancements Proposed By The TSX
Lit markets may also include dark order types or partly dark order types.
12 May 2017
Avis And Budget Reach Settlement In Alleged Misrepresentation Of Fees And Discounts
On June 2, 2016, the Competition Bureau reached a consent agreement with Aviscar Inc. and Budgetcar Inc. / Budgetauto Inc., over allegations of false or misleading advertising for prices and discounts...
29 Jun 2016
Expert Panel Releases Preliminary Report On Reforming Ontario's Financial Regulatory Regime
On November 4, 2015, an expert panel reviewing Ontario's financial regulatory regime released a preliminary position paper outlining initial conclusions and tentative recommendations...
2 Dec 2015
SEC Proposes Expanding The Corporate "Clawback" Rules
The proposals would significantly expand the range of situations in which such clawbacks would be required.
15 Jul 2015
Quebec Court Of Appeal Affirms Award Of Punitive Damages Without Compensatory Damages In A Consumer Class Action
On February 20, 2015, the Quebec Court of Appeal released its joint decision in four related class actions.
26 May 2015
Red Light: Competition Bureau Alleges Misleading Advertising By Car Rental Firms
In its Notice of Application, the Bureau submits that the prices advertised to the public by Avis and Budget are "not in fact attainable,"...
24 Mar 2015
La Trilogie Marcotte De La Cour Suprême Du Canada
Le 19 septembre, la Cour suprême du Canada a publié les « arrêts Marcotte », dans lesquels elle se prononce sur l’application des articles 12 et 272 de la Loi sur la protection du consommateur,,,
16 Mar 2015
British Columbia Court Of Appeal Overturns Certification Of Pharmaceutical Class Action
The B.C. Court of Appeal unanimously overturned an order certifying a class proceeding against the manufacturers of the weight-loss drug sibutramine.
25 Feb 2015
CRTC Won't Dial Back On Telemarketing Rules
The CRTC has rejected most of the revisions that were considered during its review, electing to make only a few changes.
11 Apr 2014
CRTC Won't Dial Back On Telemarketing Rules
The CRTC has rejected most of the revisions that were considered during its review, electing to make only a few changes.
7 Apr 2014
British Columbia Court Of Appeal Decertifies Pharmaceutical Class Action
In "Wakelam v. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare / Wyeth Soins de Sante Inc.", the British Columbia Court of Appeal overruled a decision certifying a class action involving the sale of cough and cold medicines for use by children.
17 Mar 2014
U.S. Volcker Rule Passed By Regulators
Yesterday, the U.S. SEC, CFTC, FDIC, Federal Reserve, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency approved the final rules implementing the provision of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act commonly referred to as the Volcker Rule.
24 Dec 2013
The Long Reach Of Quebec's Consumer Protection Legislation
On October 31, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered three related decisions (Pro-Sys v. Microsoft, Sun-Rype v. Archer Daniels Midland and Infineon Technologies AG c. Option Consommateurs).
15 Nov 2013
Court Of Appeal Affirms Dismissal Of Negligence Claim For Defective But Non-Dangerous Washing Machines
In Arora v. Whirlpool Canada LP (2013 ONCA 657) the Court of Appeal upheld the denial of certification of claims against Whirlpool on the basis that it is plain and obvious there is no cause of action in negligence for diminution in value of a defective non-dangerous consumer product.
11 Nov 2013
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Is Third Party In Proposed Class Action
In Harrison v. XL Foods Inc., a putative class action launched against XL Foods Inc. for negligence in connection with the 2012 recall of meat from an Alberta processing plant that was found to be contaminated with E. coli, the defendant XL has successfully added the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as a third party to the lawsuit.
25 Sep 2013
U.S. Court Vacates SEC Resource Extraction Issuer Disclosure Rules
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has recently vacated the resource extraction issuer disclosure rules adopted last year by the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
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18 Jul 2013
Reminder: May 1st Deadline For Compliance With Business Conduct Rules Under Dodd-Frank Act
Almost two years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, the overhaul of the US derivatives market is rapidly shifting into the implementation phase.
24 Apr 2013
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