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To Plead Or To Concede?... That Should Be The Question
In Bernstein v. Peoples Trust Company, the Court transmitted "a salutary message… to Class Counsel that they should not over-plead their case and that they should make appropriate admissions or concessions."
Canada
17 Jul 2018
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FSCO Issues Draft Guideline On Fair Treatment Of Consumers
In relation to the insurance sector, the proposed FSCO guidance is merely one example of an accelerating global shift in regulatory focus from principally on solvency regulation to increasingly...
Canada
19 Apr 2018
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Avis And Budget Reach Settlement In Alleged Misrepresentation Of Fees And Discounts
On June 2, 2016, the Competition Bureau reached a consent agreement with Aviscar Inc. and Budgetcar Inc. / Budgetauto Inc., over allegations of false or misleading advertising for prices and discounts...
Canada
29 Jun 2016
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Expert Panel Releases Preliminary Report On Reforming Ontario's Financial Regulatory Regime
On November 4, 2015, an expert panel reviewing Ontario's financial regulatory regime released a preliminary position paper outlining initial conclusions and tentative recommendations...
Canada
2 Dec 2015
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Quebec Court Of Appeal Affirms Award Of Punitive Damages Without Compensatory Damages In A Consumer Class Action
On February 20, 2015, the Quebec Court of Appeal released its joint decision in four related class actions.
Canada
26 May 2015
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La Trilogie Marcotte De La Cour Suprême Du Canada
Le 19 septembre, la Cour suprême du Canada a publié les « arrêts Marcotte », dans lesquels elle se prononce sur l’application des articles 12 et 272 de la Loi sur la protection du consommateur,,,
Canada
16 Mar 2015
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CRTC Won't Dial Back On Telemarketing Rules
The CRTC has rejected most of the revisions that were considered during its review, electing to make only a few changes.
Canada
11 Apr 2014
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CRTC Won't Dial Back On Telemarketing Rules
The CRTC has rejected most of the revisions that were considered during its review, electing to make only a few changes.
Canada
7 Apr 2014
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British Columbia Court Of Appeal Decertifies Pharmaceutical Class Action
In "Wakelam v. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare / Wyeth Soins de Sante Inc.", the British Columbia Court of Appeal overruled a decision certifying a class action involving the sale of cough and cold medicines for use by children.
Canada
17 Mar 2014
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The Long Reach Of Quebec's Consumer Protection Legislation
On October 31, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered three related decisions (Pro-Sys v. Microsoft, Sun-Rype v. Archer Daniels Midland and Infineon Technologies AG c. Option Consommateurs).
Canada
15 Nov 2013
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The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act - The New Reality - Video
Topics explored within this seminar include: Mandatory reporting of incidents that pose a threat--or might pose a threat--to human health or safety.
Canada
 
3 May 2012
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Ontario passes new Energy Consumer Protection Act
On April 22, 2010, the Ontario legislature passed Bill 235, which when it comes into force will create a new Energy Consumer Protection Act and amend the Electricity Act, 1998.
Canada
23 Jun 2010
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The Theory Of Regulatory Negligence Is Further Eroded By Recent Decision
In a series of recent preliminary motions heard in a class proceeding, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirmed that alleging regulatory negligence as a cause of action will be very difficult.
Canada
24 Aug 2007
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Ontario’s "Limitations Act" Amendments: A Win-Win For Business And Consumers
Recent amendments to Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002 have returned the ability to suspend, extend, shorten or exclude statutory limitation periods to litigation claimants and parties negotiating agreements – although shortening or excluding a period is still not permitted in a consumer agreement.
Canada
12 Dec 2006
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Products Liability In Flux: Courts Continue To Struggle With The Doctrine Of Waiver Of Tort
Back in the summer of 2004, Mr. Justice Cullity of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted certification of a class action on behalf of users of a certain type of blood glucose monitor, which was alleged to be "dangerously defective" but which appeared to cause no harm: Serhan v. Johnson & Johnson (2004), 72 O.R. (3d) 296 (S.C.J.).
Canada
10 Oct 2006
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