Larry Lowenstein

Larry Lowenstein

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fraud-on-the-Market Doctrine

In its highly anticipated decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. released this week, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that plaintiffs in securities class actions could continue to rely on the...more

6/26/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Action Class Certification Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Hope-Based Claim and Reaffirms Limits for Pure Economic Loss

In Mandeville v. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, 2014 ONCA 417, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether a company owed a novel of duty of care to stakeholders in connection with a legitimate transaction that...more

5/28/2014 - Canada Economic Loss Doctrine Life Insurance

2014 Litigation Report: Managing Risk

In This Issue: Introduction; Food and Beverage Products: Managing Mounting Litigation Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry; Procurement Pitfalls: Best Practices to Manage Risk; Securities and Consumer Class Actions:...more

1/31/2014 - Canada Class Action Compliance False Advertising FDA Food Labeling Food Recalls Food Safety Misrepresentation Procurement Guidelines Risk Management Supply Chain

Supreme Court of Canada Modifies Preferability Inquiry in Class Proceedings

In a decision that will affect class proceedings throughout Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada today set out a new approach for the certification of class actions. Specifically, the Supreme Court changed the analysis used to...more

12/13/2013 - Canada Class Action Class Certification Investors Market Timing Ontario Securities Commission SCC

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Limitation Period for Secondary Proceedings in Securities Enforcement Context

The Supreme Court of Canada has recently provided clarity on the limitation period applicable to “secondary proceedings” in the securities enforcement context. Subject to a few exceptions, these proceedings, brought in the...more

12/6/2013 - Canada Enforcement SCC Securities Litigation

Class Members in Ontario Securities Action Can Be Bound by Settlement of Parallel U.S. Class Proceeding

An Ontario court has just released a welcome decision for issuers who may find themselves defending parallel securities class actions in multiple jurisdictions. In the decision, the judge held that members of a class...more

3/21/2013 - Canada Class Action Foreign Judgments Jurisdiction Settlement

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