Brian Radnoff

Brian Radnoff

Lerners LLP

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Can a hyperlink be defamatory?

Now that traditionally print and television-based publications are being published on the internet, courts are being asked to apply defamation law to internet publications. The unique structure of the internet as a medium...more

10/1/2014 - Canada Defamation Hyperlink Media Popular

Can a comment on a blog post be defamatory?

Defamation law continues to be in the news, with actions recently being threatened or commenced against municipal and provincial politicians in Ontario. The rise of the internet as a medium through which anyone can (and many...more

9/17/2014 - Appeals Blogs Canada Defamation Social Networks

Fraud on the Market: Alive and Well After Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund

In a much-anticipated case that slightly modified one of the most important doctrines in American securities law, the United States (U.S.) Supreme Court has determined to keep the “fraud on the market” theory of reliance in...more

7/7/2014 - Basic v Levinson Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Misrepresentation SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Striking Oil?: Court allows secondary market securities class action for shares purchased on a foreign stock exchange

In Kaynes v. BP, 2013 ONSC 5802, Justice Conway determined that a statutory claim for secondary market misrepresentation under the Ontario Securities Act (“OSA”) is a “statutory tort” over which the Ontario Superior Court of...more

1/22/2014 - Canada Foreign Exchanges Investors Jurisdiction Ontario Securities Act Stocks

Partnership agreements needs to be thorough

I was recently interviewed by Law Times regarding a case about partnership buy-in agreements, which, in my view, should contain all material terms, particularly regarding payments the new partners are to make to the firm....more

12/2/2013 - Canada Partnership Agreements Partnerships

Consumers can join class actions over price-fixing

On October 31, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released three important judgments dealing with whether consumers can sue manufacturers who are involved in conspiracies that increase the prices of products that consumers...more

11/4/2013 - Canada Class Action Conspiracies Price-Fixing SCC

Dip in securities class actions in 2012 not a surprise

In this interview about trends in securities class actions, securities litigator Brian Radnoff observed that it wasn’t surprising there were fewer securities class actions filed in Canada in 2012 than in years prior. ...more

9/25/2013 - Canada Class Action

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