The primary goal for defendants at the outset of a class proceeding is refusal of certification. However, it is important to note that denial of certification under the Class Proceedings Act does not put an end to the case.
Bureau van Dijk, a private business intelligence advisory company, in conjunction with the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors, recently released its North America M&A Report for Q3 2014 which analyzed North American M&A activity valued at US$5 million to US$500 million for the period of July to September 2014.
On October 20, 2014, BC Environment Minister Mary Polak introduced legislation for the management of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the province’s burgeoning liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.
There are many situations in which a developer may need to begin construction before a certain date, but cannot get their building permit in time.
A US appeals court has dismissed a proposed securities fraud class action, clarifying when a corporation will be deemed to make misstatements knowingly.
In his recent decision in McSherry v. Zimmer GMBH, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court certified a national opt out class action that dovetails with a related national opt in class action previously certified in British Columbia.
On October 11, 2014, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) announced that its newly developed resolution stay protocol would be adopted by 18 of the biggest banking organizations in the world.
The Court of Appeal for Ontario today denied certifying a “misclassification” class action claiming overtime pay. In doing so, the Court confirmed that where job descriptions of the proposed class are variable they do not have common issues.
Lately, unpaid interns have been on the Ministry of Labour’s radar. In June 2013 a policy statement was published which reminded employers that most unpaid internships run afoul of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). I wrote about this policy statement in a previous post.