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BCSC dismisses insider trading and tipping allegations despite not condoning a respondent’s conduct
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2015

In the recent Re Lum decision, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) dismissed insider trader and tipping allegations against an


Encouraging trend in securities class action decisions protects issuers from unmeritorious claims
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 27 2015

A series of recent decisions has given issuers, directors, officers and other capital market participants reason for optimism that the leave


Can in-house counsel be summoned by the AMF to testify in an investigation?
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • July 24 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal with respect to the 2014 Quebec Court of Appeal decision requiring in-house counsel to attend an


Liability for opinions: Omnicare’s lessons for Canadian securities lawyers
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 17 2015

When might a wrong opinion give rise to prospectus misrepresentation? The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed this question in its much-anticipated


Excalibur: the Divisional Court affirms that class actions are not always preferable and that Ontario courts should not always “go global”
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 16 2015

In the recent Excalibur Special Opportunities LP v Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP decision, a majority of the Ontario Divisional Court upheld the


Supreme Court raises bar for leave to bring secondary market securities class actions
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • July 14 2015

In Theratechnologies Inc v 12185 Canada Inc, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Section 225(4) of the Quebec Securities Act which, as a


Theratechnologies Inc. v. 12185 Canada Inc: Supreme Court of Canada raises the bar for obtaining leave to bring secondary market securities class actions
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • June 30 2015

In Theratechnologies Inc. v. 12185 Canada Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that requirements that plaintiffs demonstrate that their


Costs awards in class actions: equal treatment for plaintiffs and defendants
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • June 30 2015

In Fischer v IG Investments Management Ltd, the Ontario Divisional Court rejected the notion that Ontario courts should treat plaintiffs and


Filtrage des actions en responsabilité visant le marché secondaire la Cour suprême hausse la barre pour les demandeurs
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2015

Fin mai 2014, le cours de l’action de Theratechnologies Inc. (Thera) chute brusquement de 58 en deux jours. Le marché réagit à l’annonce des


Disgorgement remedy: recent developments in the province of Ontario
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • May 21 2015

On May 5, 2014, Ontario’s Divisional Court dismissed the appeal of Otto Spork, Konstantinos Ekonomidis, and Natalie Spork from the decision of the