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OSC Rejection of Insider Trading Allegations Emphasizes Prosecution Difficulties

On August 26, 2014, a panel of the Ontario Securities Commission (the “panel”) released its highly anticipated decision involving allegations of insider trading, tipping and conduct contrary to the public interest in...more

8/29/2014 - Hostile Takeover Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Mining OSC

Debate Continues Regarding Proposed Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System

On July 9, 2014, on what Finance Minister Joe Oliver called “a landmark day” for reforming Canada’s capital markets regulatory regime, the federal government announced that Saskatchewan and New Brunswick had agreed to join...more

7/28/2014 - Canada Capital Markets CCMR Financial Regulatory Reform

U.S. Appellate Court Overturns Decision Rejecting SEC’s No-Contest Settlement

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held on June 4, 2014 that the U.S. Southern District Court of New York “abused its discretion” when it refused to approve a “no-contest” settlement agreement between...more

6/9/2014 - Canada Citigroup Enforcement Actions No Contest Clause Non-Judicial Settlement Agreements SEC SEC v Citigroup Settlement

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 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

Supreme Court Clarifies Financial Terms Need Not Be Disclosed in Partial Settlements of Multi-party Litigation

In its June 21, 2013 decision in Sable Offshore Energy Inc. v. Ameron International Corp., 2013 SCC 37, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified that the financial terms in partial settlements of multi-party litigation need not...more

6/24/2013 - Canada Disclosure Requirements Multi-Party Litigation Settlement

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