Tag: class actions

Lexpert publishes US Cross-border Guide to the Leading Litigation Lawyers in Canada

Lexpert has just published the US Cross-border Guide to the Leading Litigation Lawyers in Canada. This Guide includes valuable information on Lexpert® peer-ranked lawyers, as well as journalist and law-firm written feature articles that keep American attorneys and in-house counsel current on critical legal issues. It is distributed to more than 15,000 US senior in-house

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SCC denies leave in unpaid overtime cases

On Thursday, the Supreme Court denied leave to appeal in unpaid overtime cases Bank of Nova Scotia v. Cindy Fulawka and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Dara Fresco —  allowing for the suits to proceed as class actions. These two cases were among the Top 10 Cases of 2012 identified in Lexpert’s January issue.

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Litigation Financing: US Lobby Group Calls for Regs

In case you missed it, US Chamber of Commerce issued a report a couple of days ago (Oct. 24), written by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, demanding strict oversight over the growing field of litigation financing — an industry referred to as “a coercive enterprise” in the report. (Reuters reporter Nate Raymond first covered

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Hard times – and hope – for law students

Reading the mainstream press lately one would be left with the impression that things are looking pretty grim for law students. Maclean’s, in its annual rankings of professional schools (including law schools) ran a feature this week entitled “Should articling be scrapped?” The feature goes over the well known stats about how law students in Ontario

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Siskinds Retains Securities Class Action Title

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has once again named Toronto- and London-based Siskinds LLP the top securities class action firm in Canada. The bragging rights come as part of ISS’s annual Securities Class Action Services ranking, the SCAS 50, which ranks the top 50 law firms in the world for their work in the field. “It’s

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Big Suits: SCC Refuses Leave to Appeal in Smith v. Inco

Some are surprised at the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to dismiss leave to appeal in Ellen Smith v. Inco Limited on Thursday morning. Others not so much. The case involved a plaintiff class of homeowners in Port Colborne who alleged that Inco’s refinery contaminated the soil with high levels of nickel and that it devalued their property. The

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The growth of Canadian Franchise law

Canadian Franchise law is continually expanding, not surprising given the extent of the rise of franchises here. Canada has the second-highest number of franchises in the world – second only to the US. Industry Canada statistics estimate that as much as $1 of every $5 in our consumer spending goes to franchises. On the legal

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