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In the Crosshairs: Federal Government Finds Itself at the Centre of Rights-based Climate Litigation in ENvironnement JEUnesse v. Attorney General of Canada
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • January 22 2019

In 2015, the case of Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the Netherlands (Urgenda) broke new ground as the first successful climate change action


Setting a new record?: The Ontario Superior Court would have awarded a minimum of 36 months of notice had the plaintiff asked for it
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 18 2019

“Calculating a length of reasonable notice of dismissal is more of an art than a science. The reasonableness of the notice must be decided with


Cy-près Distributions: Uses and Controversies
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 18 2019

Cy-près distributions disburse settlement funds or damages awards to charities or other public interest organizations in circumstances where it is


The Sandbox is Open
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 17 2019

The Ontario Energy Board (the "OEB") announced yesterday that it has opened its Innovation Sandbox (the "Sandbox"). The Sandbox is where energy


Canadian Patent Act amendments introduce file wrapper estoppel
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 17 2019

New amendments to the Canadian Patent Act deem a patent’s Canadian prosecution history (the so-called file wrapper) material in litigation where claim


Ontario Employers: Don’t Forget to Post New ESA Poster
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 16 2019

Following the recent changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) made by Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, the


Highlights of 2018 Canadian Restructuring Law
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 16 2019

While 2018 saw a slight decrease in nationwide CCAA filings (with 19 total cases commenced, compared to 23 in 2017), there were a number of important


New World Order? The Disclosure Pilot Comes into Effect
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 16 2019

On 1 January 2019, the new two-year disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, which will include the Commercial Court


Department of Finance Canada Issues Consultation Paper on Open Banking
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 14 2019

On January 11, 2019, the Department of Finance Canada released a consultation paper (the “Consultation Paper”) seeking the views of Canadians on the


British Columbia “Employer Health Tax” Now in Effect
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 14 2019

As part of the British Columbia government’s plan to phase out Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums, it has established the new “employer health tax”