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Ontario Court Considers Content of Implied Duty of Good Faith in Business Negotiations

In a recent motion seeking an interlocutory injunction to restrain the sale of a business, Justice Wilton-Siegel considered the content of an implied duty of good faith. In SCM Insurance Services Inc. v. Medisys Corporate...more

8/20/2014 - Acquisitions Canada Contract Negotiations Good Faith Interlocutory Injunctions Purchase Agreement

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 Addresses Important Questions for Securities Class Action Claims, Overrules Its Prior Decision Enforcing...

In Green v. CIBC, released on February 3, 2014, a specially convened five-judge panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario addressed important issues for securities class actions across Canada....more

2/5/2014 - Canada Class Action Ontario Securities Commission Securities Litigation Statute of Limitations

The Supreme Court of Canada Seeks to Improve Access to Justice through Expanded Summary Judgment Motions

The Supreme Court of Canada has released its much anticipated decision dealing with summary judgment motions. In a welcome outcome, the Court has lowered the bar for obtaining summary judgments, such that many parties and the...more

1/28/2014 - Canada SCC Summary Judgment

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

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

The Supreme Court Weighs in on the Balance of Private Interests Versus the Public Good in Nuisance

On March 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. v. Ontario (Transportation), 2013 SCC 13. In Antrim, the Ontario government built a new highway which effectively put a truck...more

3/12/2013 - Injurious Affection Nuisance Public Projects

Hot Topics in Mining Litigation

Recent Canadian and international trends point to signs of an increasingly litigious mining industry and an increased risk of liability exposure for mining companies, officers and directors. Over the last several months,...more

3/4/2013 - CFPOA Class Action Environmental Assessment Certificates Human Rights Mining

Class Actions: New Decisions Send a Strong Warning to Class Counsel on Fee Premiums

In two significant rulings in Ontario, the Courts have sent a strong signal to plaintiff class action firms that they will not be entitled to claim a fee premium following a successful settlement unless they can demonstrate...more

2/18/2013 - Attorney's Fees Class Action Settlement

Ontario Court Makes Rare Decision in Common Issues Class Action Trial

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released its decision in the common issues class action trial of Ramdath v. George Brown College, 2012 ONSC 6173. This is one of the very few rulings on the merits of a class...more

11/26/2012

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