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Investor's claim for lackluster performance of his pref share strategy fails
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • July 13 2017

In Shinoff vs BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and Barbara Schwartz-Zukor, Justice France Dulude dismissed an investor's claim for $5.3M in alleged losses due


U.S. Supreme Court to provide needed clarity on whistleblower protections
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 4 2017

On June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court greenlit an appeal that will address the definition of a "whistleblower" under the U.S. Dodd-Frank


Court Says Canada’s Attempt to Create a National Securities Regulation Scheme is UnconstitutionalAgain
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • Canada
  • June 23 2017

The Quebec Court of Appeals recently held in an advisory opinion that Canada’s attempt to create a national securities regulation scheme with the


Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Finding of Negligence Against Investment Advisor and Employer for Losses Incurred due to Unsuitable High Risk Investments
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 21 2017

The plaintiffs were unsophisticated investors who had opened several accounts, including a margin account, with the investment advisor's employer, and


Talking settlement? Don't get complacent on limitation periods in the meantime
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 19 2017

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court's discretionary decision not to grant retroactive leave to a class of litigants who required


The Final Word? The Ontario Court of Appeal denies nunc pro tunc relief in Pennyfeather v. Timminco
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 9 2017

In Pennyfeather v. Timminco (“Pennyfeather”), the Ontario Court of Appeal delivered yet another ruling concerning the interaction between the


The Final Word? The Ontario Court of Appeal denies nunc pro tunc relief in Pennyfeather v. Timminco
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 9 2017

In Pennyfeather v. Timminco (“Pennyfeather”), the Ontario Court of Appeal delivered yet another ruling concerning the interaction between the


Shareholder activism and proxy contests: issues and trends
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 6 2017

In recent years, the level of shareholder activism in Canada has been growing. Although the number of proxy contests in 2016 showed a marked pullback


The End of an Era: The Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms (Again) that the Securities Class Action Against Timminco is Out of Time
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 30 2017

A secondary market class proceeding against Timminco Ltd. has been in legal purgatory since 2012, a victim of the changing jurisprudence governing the


The SCC Confirms No Right to a Jury Trial for Securities Law Offences
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 29 2017

Aitkens and Peers were charged with offences under the Securities Act (Alberta). Section 194 of the Securities Act (Alberta) provides for a maximum