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Managing risky businesses: Did the customers sign a waiver?

Canada - May 17 2018 Waivers of liability have found major significance. The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that owners and operators of certain businesses can validly…

New CBA Protocol Creates Opportunity to Case-Manage Overlapping Multijurisdictional Class Actions

Canada - February 21 2018 The current state of overlapping multijurisdictional class actions in Canada is conducive to inefficiencies, chaos, and abuse. A new Canadian Bar…

Rights of First Offer and Rights of First Refusal: blessings or hidden trap

Canada - August 11 2017 When negotiating an agreement you may run into a clause titled Right of First Refusal (“ROFR”) or Right of First Offer (“ROFO”). Many people might…

John Sotos

CASL Private Lawsuit Suspension: what does it mean?

Canada - June 8 2017 The Government of Canada temporarily suspended the implementation of certain provisions in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) that create a…

Class Action Basics - Why do class actions exist?

Canada - April 25 2017 It may have happened to you. You bought a product and later found out it was harmful. You purchased a car but later found out it was defective and…