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Environmental and OHS class actions: playing for “keeps”

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 16 2012

Many heavy industry companies operating in Canada require licences from environmental regulatory authorities where their operations may have an impact on the environment

Judgment overturned in major Ontario environmental class action

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 21 2011

On October 7, 2011, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed a $36 million judgment issued in July of 2010 in connection with an environmental class action against Inco Limited (now Vale Canada Ltd., referred to here as “Inco”

Judgment overturned in major Ontario environmental class action

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • October 11 2011

On July 26, 2010, McLennan Ross reported on a decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, ordering Inco Limited (“Inco”) to pay $36 million to past and present property owners in Port Colborne in connection with a class action

Health, safety and environment: the key differences between environmental and occupational health and safety investigations

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 17 2010

Recent provincial and federal regulatory developments in the environmental and occupational health and safety ("OHS") fields have combined to create a new enforcement reality in Alberta; one that is particularly focused upon the oil sands industry, but by no means limited only to those operators