Canada Initiates Antidumping Case Against Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Several Countries

By | Canada-U.S. Blog | August 22, 2016
Canada Initiates Antidumping Case Against Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Several Countries

On August 19, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency announced an antidumping investigation against concrete reinforcing bar (also known as rebar) from Republic of Belarus, Chinese Taipei, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Portuguese Republic and the Kingdom of Spain.  In 2014, provisional antidumping duties were imposed on rebar from China, Korea and Turkey (and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal  (CITT) issued an injury determination in 2015).

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When Loose Lips Will (or Will Not) Sink Ships: Privilege, Privacy and Wilfulness

On July 26th, 2016, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released an interesting decision that addresses questions regarding: (1) the scope of privilege that applies to work done by lawyers in relation to judicial proceedings; and (2)  the interpretation of BC’s Privacy Act with respect to the requirements of “wilfulness.”

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Court Reiterates Threshold for Settlement Approval: Class Counsel Must Lead Substantive Evidence On the Reasonableness of the Settlement

Court Reiterates Threshold for Settlement Approval: Class Counsel Must Lead Substantive Evidence On the Reasonableness of the Settlement

In a recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Justice Belobaba reiterated the need for parties seeking court approval of a settlement in a class proceeding to provide concrete details and substantive evidence that demonstrates that a settlement in a class proceeding falls within a reasonable range and is in the best interests of the class.

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