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Supreme Court rearticulates test under Ontario “anti-SLAPP” legislation

Canada - September 14 2020 On September 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released a pair of highly anticipated decisions on two appeals addressing the test to be applied…

Kevin O’Brien, Karin Sachar.

Ontario Court of Appeal applies “anti-SLAPP” framework to dismiss negligence claim

Canada - January 21 2021 The Court of Appeal for Ontario has just released a pair of noteworthy decisions [PDF] on Ontario’s anti-SLAPP legislation. They provide a useful…

Kevin O’Brien.

CBC lawsuit against CPC raises questions about use of copyrighted media content in partisan election advertisements

Canada - October 18 2019 The CBC has commenced a court proceeding against the Conservative Party of Canada (“the CPC”) and others alleging that their unauthorized use of…

Nathaniel Lipkus, Kevin O’Brien.

Court of Appeal clarifies application of 60 day time limit for hearing Anti-SLAPP motions

Canada, USA - April 24 2020 In its recent decision in Amorosi v. Barker, 2020 ONCA 144 (“Amorosi”), the Court of Appeal for Ontario clarified how the 60 day time limit for the…

Kevin O’Brien.

Some relief for Crystal Wealth investors eyed as OSC settles with BDO for failure to meet auditing standards

Canada - February 11 2020 Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) have once again successfully pursued an audit firm for various failings Staff allege contributed…

Alexander Cobb.