It is common practice for defendants to enter into settlement negotiations with plaintiffs’ counsel before a proposed class action is authorized or certified.
Australian Government Announces Tightened Rules Around Foreign Investment in Australian Agricultural Land
On 11 February 2015, the Australian government announced that it would be changing the threshold for notifications of agricultural land purchases by foreign investors from $252 million to $15 million from 1 March 2015.
Last week ended on a high note for death with dignity advocates, when the Supreme Court of Canada held that the prohibition on physician-assisted suicide was unconstitutional, thus making way for doctor-assisted suicide across the country. So what’s left to consider?
A wealth of information about securities class actions in Canada and the U.S. is available thanks to the excellent efforts of NERA Economic Consulting (“NERA”).
A Calgary trial is nearing conclusion on criminal charges against Gary Allen Sorenson (“Sorenson”) and Milowe Brost (“Brost”) relating to an alleged $300 million Ponzi scheme that operated between 1999 to 2008 with money from thousands of investors across the United States and Canada.
The Market Trends Subcommittee of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (the ABA Subcommittee) of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association released in late December 2014 its latest edition of the Strategic Buyer/Public Target M&A Deal Points Study (the US Study) which analyses acquisitions of US publicly-traded targets announced in 2013.
In Ontario, a settlement in a class action must be approved by the Court. The same is true of class counsel’s fees. What happens when the Court makes an order refusing to approve a settlement and class counsel’s fees?
The South African insurance regulator has published a governance and risk management framework for insurers. For a snapshot view, here are ten things to know about the new framework.
It is part and parcel of a retail employee’s job to interact with customers and assist them in making purchases. However, if an employee with a disability/injury has trouble in performing this essential duty, how far must the employer go in accommodating that employee?