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HTMLImplications of the Supreme Court Decision on Aboriginal Title
Wally Braul, Radha D. Curpen, Jessica E. Mathewson, E. Bruce Mellett, Brian Monaco; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a unanimous decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44. The decision marks the first time that Aboriginal title has been granted - until now, the concept existed only in theory.

 

HTMLFrance Provides for Consumer Class Actions
Preet K. Bell, Michael A. Eizenga; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
France, following the lead of many other European Union members, has enacted legislation providing for class actions in the consumer law field. The new law, known as the "Hamon Law", was passed in February but is still coming into effect through various decrees, which also provide further...

 

HTMLSaskatchewan and New Brunswick join Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System
James Bartlett, Bradley D. Markel, James T. McClary, Usman M. Sheikh; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
On July 9, 2014, Canada's Minister of Finance announced that Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have agreed to join the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System that has been proposed by the governments of Canada, British Columbia and Ontario. This announcement marks the first material development...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fraud on the Market Theory in Securities Class Actions
Jonathan G. Bell, Kenneth T. Lenz, Barry J. Reiter, Robert W. Staley; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
A much-anticipated decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. was released on June 23, 2014. While the Supreme Court upheld the "fraud on the market" presumption of reliance which has made the U.S. a plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction for securities class...

 

HTMLJudge Rakoff Overturned: SEC-Citigroup Settlement Sent Back for Reconsideration
Alan P. Gardner, Usman M. Sheikh; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
In a long-awaited decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today overturned Judge Rakoff's highly controversial decision which refused to approve a $285-million settlement between the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Citigroup Global Markets Inc....

 

HTMLTax Effective Use by Canadian Online Retailers of Bermuda Operations for International Expansion: 2011 Canada-Bermuda Tax Information Exchange Agreement
Duncan C. Card, Claire M.C. Kennedy, Wesley R. Novotny; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
The growth of online retail sales has globally outstripped the growth of all other retail channels, including during the last recession. For example, in England during 2012, it has been estimated that online e-tail grew by an average of 17 percent, compared to all other retail growth in England of...

 

HTMLStreamlining Disclosure for Venture Issuers: Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations, National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements and National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees
Aaron E. Sonshine, Donald J.M. Sullivan, Jon C. Truswell; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
On May 22, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations (NI 51-102), National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements (NI 41-101), National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees...

 

HTMLA Second Opinion on Fairness Opinions in Commercial Arrangements: Champion Iron Called Into Question by Bear Lake and Royal Host
Derek J. Bell; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
Decisions on corporate plans of arrangement tend to be of two varieties. Most are fairly straightforward decisions, where the applicant proves that it complied with the interim order already issued by the court, shows that a meeting of shareholders was held and shareholders approved the plan, and...

 

HTMLClass Actions Now Available in Belgium
Preet K. Bell, Michael A. Eizenga; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
Belgium has joined the ranks of other European countries that allow for the possibility to file a collective claim, more commonly known as a class action. There is clearly a global trend in favor of class actions and Belgium is no exception, testing the waters by enacting legislation that provides...

 

HTMLStolen Customer Data Results in Ontario's First Certified Privacy Class Action
Michael J. Paris; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
Businesses that collect personal information have an added incentive to monitor employees handling customer data - Ontario's first class action arising from the new tort of "intrusion upon seclusion" was certified last week.

 


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