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Honesty is now more than just the best policy: Supreme Court of Canada recognizes a "general organizing principle" of good faith and a duty of honesty in performing contractual obligations

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • November 16 2014

On Nov. 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous decision in Bhasin v Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71. In this landmark case, the Supreme

Appeals decided - 13 November 2014

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 13 2014

On appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for Alberta, 2013 ABCA 98, setting aside the decision of Moen J., 2011 ABQB 637. C markets

Ramdath v George Brown College: the availability of aggregate damages in a consumer protection class action

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 21 2014

In what circumstances can statistical evidence be used to support a finding of aggregate damages in a class action? That was the question before the

Being accountable: fiduciary duties and the business judgment rule

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 18 2014

On July 10, 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal released an important decision regarding corporate governance and shareholders rights. In the case

Boards of Directors Modernization Act, Bill S-217

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 18 2014

On June 19, 2014, Bill S-217 - An Act to modernize the composition of the boards of directors of certain corporations, financial institutions and

The increasing scope of auditors' negligence: Livent Inc. v. Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • May 7 2014

In a decision with far-reaching implications for the accounting industry, on April 4, 2014, Deloitte & Touche was found liable for $85 million for

Achilles Motors temporary dissolution is no Achilles’ heel

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 3 2014

The Ontario Court of Appeal has affirmed earlier case law and the plain language of Ontario's Business Corporations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16 (the

Unanimous shareholders agreements: an important part of a lender's due diligence

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 27 2014

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Diligence is the mother of good luck". Although Franklin was obviously not speaking about unanimous shareholders

Corporate governance update: Canadian developments and trends

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 10 2014

The end of 2013 and early 2014 saw a variety of proposals and developments in Canada on a range of corporate governance matters. Here are a few areas

Shareholder activism in Canada - looking back and looking ahead

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 27 2014

Shareholder activism in Canada continued on the rise in 2013. Canadian corporate and securities laws are in several respects favorable to activists