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DOJ announces extension for its FCPA cooperation pilot program
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2017

White collar law enforcers and regulators rely heavily on tips and voluntary reporting to enhance their enforcement capabilities. As discussed


Implications of the Redwater decision - Where does the buck stop?
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 19 2016

On May 17, 2016, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench released its eagerly awaited decision in Redwater Energy Corporation (Re), 2016 ABQB 278


US Department of Justice Launches Pilot Program to Encourage Self-Reporting, Cooperation and Remediation of FCPA Violations
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • April 19 2016

Last week the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the implementation of a pilot program under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The


Ontario Divisional Court confirms that former directors and officers must remediate while order is under appeal
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 8 2013

On June 19, 2013, in Baker v. Ministry of the Environment, 2013 ONSC 4142 Baker, the Ontario Divisional Court upheld the decision of the Ontario


Appeal Court confirms that innocent party must clean up pollution
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 13 2013

In a decision in Kawartha Lakes (City) v. Ontario (Environment), on May 10, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed the appeal of


Environmental Review Tribunal confirms the liability of current and former directors for clean-up orders
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 27 2011

In its recent decision in Currie v. Director, Ministry of the Environment (Currie) issued on June 7, 2011, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has applied its reasoning in its Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes v. Director, Ministry of Environment decision issued on November 20, 2009 (Kawartha Lakes) to hold corporate directors personally liable to clean up a contaminated site.


Berendsen appeal to Supreme Court discontinued
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • February 7 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada website has recently posted that the Berendsen appeal (from the Ontario Court of Appeal) has been discontinued.


“Fairness” principle overturned by Environmental Review Tribunal
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • December 11 2009

In a landmark decision issued November 20, 2009, the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has effectively overturned the controversial Appletex decision rendered by the Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) some 14 years ago.


Appeal Court overturns trial decision in Berendsen, confirming foreseeability required for historic contamination lawsuit
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • December 2 2009

In its much-anticipated decision in Berendsen v. Ontario, the Ontario Court of Appeal has granted the province’s appeal from a trial decision awarding the plaintiff $2.4M in damages and prejudgment interest for historic property contamination.


New disclosure obligations under federal environmental legislation
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 27 2009

The new federal Environmental Enforcement Act received royal assent on June 18, 2009 and will come into effect upon order of the Governor-in-Council.