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Class action settlement challenges: unclaimed funds
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • March 4 2015

Yet another class action settlement looks like it will have unclaimed funds at the end of the claims period. The settlement between AMT, Montreal's

Federal Court of Appeal extends time for publication of notice of revocation of registered charity status for religious school
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 9 2013

In a newly released decision of the Federal Court of Appeal ("Court"), Cheder Chabad v Minister of National Revenue, a registered charity under the

British Columbia Court considers conditional donations
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • March 31 2014

On October 17, 2013, the British Columbia Supreme Court in Norman Estate v. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada, 2013 BCSC 2099, held

Court finds fundraiser guilty of fraud
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2012

Adam Gour stands charged that "...between the 1st day of September in the year 2009 and the 30th day of November in the year 2009, at the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, and elsewhere in the Province of Ontario, he did by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means defraud the people of Ontario the sum in excess of $5000.00..." (R. v. Gour, 2012 ONSC 4082, para. 1

FCA dismisses appeal of revocation of charity status
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • August 4 2015

In Public Television Association of Quebec v. M.N.R. (2015 FCA 170), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by the Public Television

Third party penalties in Income Tax Act do not attract Charter protection: Supreme Court of Canada affirms Federal Court of Appeal decision in Guindon v. Canada
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 14 2015

On July 31, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Guindon v. Canada. At issue was whether the third party penalties in section

Private parties not liable for public interest costs
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 12 2015

As detailed elsewhere on this blog (here and here), courts are becoming increasingly resistant to attempts by third parties, specifically

Ontario court comments on executive compensation
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 28 2014

Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided Unique Broadband Systems, Inc. (Re), in which it overturned the trial judge's decision to

Guindon v. Canada: Supreme Court of Canada upholds administrative penalties in leveraged donation scheme
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 8 2015

In the recent decision of Guindon v. Canada, 2015 SCC 41, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that administrative penalties assessed against Julie

The balancing act: directors’ duties in Canada vs. the U.S.
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 18 2015

When evaluating major corporate decisions, such as potential merger-andacquisition opportunities, a corporation's board of directors is tasked with