Canada - June 27 2022 On June 23, 2022, after years of consultation and debate, the Parliament of Canada passed legislation to extend the term of copyright protection in…
Canada - September 11 2012 A broad and expansive approach the Court’s inherent jurisdiction to do justice between parties by granting orders nunc pro tunc (or with retroactive effect) formed the basis of Justice van Rensburg’s decision in favour of the plaintiffs in Silver v. Imax to address the expiry of a limitation period to commence an action under Part XXIII.1 of the Ontario Securities Act (the “OSA”) while the motion for leave was under reserve.
Canada - June 7 2011 A recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Straus Estate v. Decaire, 2011 ONSC 1157 (“Straus”) serves to reiterate the importance of ensuring that compliance policies and proper training of sales representatives are practiced at the branch level.
Canada - March 11 2011 On March 6, 2011, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a decision dismissing an oppression application brought by Inspiration Mining Corporation against Cassels Brock's client, Ursa Major Minerals Incorporated, in which Inspiration sought to reverse a private placement and/or restrict the voting rights of the private placees.
Canada - September 24 2010 Conflicting decisions emerging in Ontario case law on the proper role of reliance in the certification of class actions for claims of common law misrepresentation will require resolution by the appellate court.