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Directors Beware: The Ontario Court of Appeal Reminds Directors that they are Personally Liable for the Tortious Conduct they Engage in on Behalf of the Corporation, Even if Carried Out in the Best Interests of the Corporation
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 3 2016

In Meridian Credit Union Limited v Baig, 2016 ONCA 150 the Ontario Court of Appeal confirms that directors can be held personally responsible for


Alberta Court Awards Elevated Costs For Breach of Contract and Discourages Misleading Negotiation Tactics
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 2 2016

Complete indemnification for solicitor-client costs is rare, however, this was the recent award granted by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench in


Do insurers have a duty to defend as a result of a failure to comply with PCI DSS
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 2 2016

On April 4, 2016, the Québec Court of Appeal issued its decision in Aldo Group Inc. c. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada 2016 QCCA 554 which


Shareholder Activism and Proxy Contests: Issues and Trends
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada
  • April 29 2016

The year 2015 was significant for proxy contests in Canada, with a total of 55 contests, exceeding the previous record high of 43 contests set in 2009


Restarting the Clock: Court of Appeal Affirms Two-Year Limitation Period for Oppression Remedy Cases
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • April 27 2016

In its recent decision in Maurice v. Alles, the Court of Appeal for Ontario held that oppression remedy claims under the Ontario Business


Alberta court grants Encana’s application for a stay of action and referral to arbitration
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 22 2016

On April 12, 2016, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench stayed an action started by Toyota Tsusho Wheatland Inc. (TTWI) against Encana Corporation


Court of Appeal Confirms Class Action Contract Claims can be Decided on Summary Judgment
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 22 2016

On April 4, 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal granted summary judgment in Sankar v Bell Mobility Inc., dismissing a certified class action against


Applications for leave to appeal dismissed - 21 April 2016
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 21 2016

The Alberta Utilities Commission held a Utilities Asset Disposition proceeding and addressed risk for stranded assets; assets no longer used to


Court of Appeal Summaries (April 11-15, 2016)
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • April 18 2016

Following are this week’s summaries of civil decisions released by the Court of Appeal. Topics covered included limitation periods, summary judgment


A Reminder That Modern Large Partnerships are Still Partnerships
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • April 8 2016

Large law and accounting firms ostensibly bear little resemblance to traditional, small-scale partnerships. Nevertheless, in the recent Ontario