Canadian Regulator Maintains Express Consent Requirement for Autodialed Telemarketing Calls and Revises Existing Autodialer Rules

By | Focus on Regulation | April 3, 2014
Canadian Regulator Maintains Express Consent Requirement for Autodialed Telemarketing Calls and Revises Existing Autodialer Rules

The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) did not get the relief it sought this week when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a Compliance and Enforcement Regulatory Policy decision denying the CMA’s request that telemarketers be allowed to place calls using an automatic dialing-announcing device (ADAD) without express consent, as long as there is an existing business relationship with the called party. 

“Fraud On the Market” and Securities Class Actions: Canadian Domiciled Companies Await the US Supreme Court’s Ruling in Halliburton Co. V. Erica P. John Fund Inc.

By | Canadian Fraud Law | April 2, 2014

Our team has been monitoring some key developments that could soon impact US and Canadian companies that list shares on US exchanges. One of 2014′s most important legal developments is likely to flow from the US Supreme Court’s ruling on “fraud on the market” theory, to be rendered in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund Inc. (“Haliburton”). Oral argument in Halliburton took place on March 5, 2014.