In Branco v. American Home Assurance Co., Justice Acton of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench awarded a combined total of C$4.5-million in punitive damages against the two defendant insurers.
The Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in "Sun Indalex Finance, LLC v. United Steel Workers".
In a recent decision, an Ontario arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a grievor with 37 years of service for repeated violations of the company’s health and safety rules and policies.
On May 10, 2013, the senior deputy commissioner at the Mergers Branch of the Competition Bureau (the Bureau) announced that the Bureau is changing its information requirements for merger transactions involving the upstream sector of the Canadian oil and gas industry.
The decision handed down by trial judge Daniel H. Tingley in a case pitting 21 former "Dunkin' Donut" franchisees against their franchisor, Dunkin' Brand Canada Ltd. ("Dunkin' Brands"), was appealed by Dunkin' Brands on July 23, 2012.
Canada has recently announced publicly that it was joining 20 of its trading partners, including the United States, Mexico, the European Union, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Australia in negotiating a new international instrument to further liberalize trade in services.
Those who have been following the progress of the securities class action saga of Silver v. IMAX will be interested to note that another decision in the long-running case has been released.
On December 22, 2012, the Canadian government solicited views on the withdrawal of general preferential tariff status from imports of beneficiary countries.
On March 29, the Obama Administration issued a press release outlining its plan to encourage private investment in infrastructure.
A discussion on a number of potential issues and traps that tax practitioners need to navigate to successfully implement and maintain an estate freeze.
The Supreme Court of Canada has recently denied leave to appeal today from the Federal Court of Appeal decision in Eli Lilly Canada Inc v Novopharm Ltd., 2012 FCA 232.
The Quebec Superior Court has recently rendered a unique decision limiting class actions in an important way.
Threatening to resign, when used by an employee to bargain for better working conditions, is a weapon that cuts both ways.
Distracted driving, and in particular texting while driving, are important occupational safety issues, and employers need to act, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says in a new brochure called " Distracted Driving: No Texting".
Life and property and casualty insurers in Canada may be required to implement their "own regulatory solvency assessment" ("ORSA") by next January.
Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Bob Chiarelli, has recently sent a letter to both the Ontario Power Authority and the Independent Electricity System Operator requesting that both organizations work together to develop recommendations for a new integrated regional energy planning process.
The World Trade Organization has released its official ruling on Canada’s Appeal regarding Ontario’s Green Energy Act and its Feed-in Tariff program.
An M&A Series by Cassels Brock, partner Andrew Reback looks at tax related issues that may arise whenever shares of companies are purchased or disposed of.
In 2011 the City of Toronto (the "City") commenced review of its Official Plan (the "OP Review").
In a concise unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of Monsanto against a farmer who reproduced patented seeds by planting and harvesting second generation seeds without Monsanto's permission.