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Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 26 Aug 2016

Consumer Class Actions in respect of Pricing Disclosure: The Québec Superior Court Refuses to Certify a “Drip Pricing” Class Action in Quebec

There have been a number of recent class actions commenced in Canada relating to pricing disclosure - and in particular, the alleged practice of


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 11 Aug 2016

‘No Litigation Should Be Extortionate’: Disqualifying Representative Plaintiffs

A business subject to a class action receives a “without prejudice” letter from a potential class member offering to settle a small personal claim


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 29 Jul 2016

Fighting On Many Fronts: Court Allows Individual Action To Proceed Alongside Class Actions

In Crider v Nguyen, 2016 ONSC 4400, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court recently dismissed a motion by Zimmer, the manufacturer of a hip


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 25 Jan 2016

Schwilgin v. Szivy: Costs may be Inadequate Compensation for Prejudice on a Motion for an Extension of Time

In Schwilgin v. Szivy, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed a self-represented litigant’s request for an extension of time to file a notice of


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 16 Oct 2012

Recent decision renders uncertain how strictly courts will apply limitation period for claims of secondary market misrepresentation

On October 15, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in Trustees of the Millwright Regional Council of Ontario Pension Trust Fund v. Celestica Inc. (Celestica).


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 7 Nov 2011

Vendors beware: Competition Tribunal confirms dissolution as a potential remedy to a completed merger

In an order dated November 3, 2011, the Competition Tribunal confirmed the availability of dissolution as a potential remedy to address the anti-competitive effects of a completed merger.


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 14 Oct 2011

Alberta Court confirms new rights for trustees of a bankrupt franchisee

Section 84.1 was recently added to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and negatively affects franchisors when their franchisees file for bankruptcy.


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 3 Aug 2011

Trick or treat? Changes to Canadian executive compensation disclosure rules come into effect October 31, 2011

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has tightened its executive compensation disclosure requirements and is requiring additional disclosure regarding the qualifications of the compensation committee, the consideration of risks associated with the company’s compensation practices and fees paid to compensation consultants.


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 18 Mar 2011

Green technologies move up the patent examination queue in Canada

In response to the increased public interest in the patenting and commercialization of so-called "green" technologies in Canada, the Patent Rules have been amended to permit free expedited examination of patent applications directed to subject matter in this burgeoning sector.


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 8 Dec 2008

Enhancing director protections in times of financial turmoil

The current state of capital markets combined with deteriorating financial conditions generally have caused directors to anticipate challenging times ahead for their enterprises.

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