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|Illinois Attorney General's Office Announces Intention to Dismiss False Claims Act Against Liquor Retailers|
Yael D. Aufgang, Morgan R. Hirst, Mark P. Rotatori; Jones Day;
May 12, 2015, previously published on April 2015More than 50 cases have been filed against out-of-state liquor retailers and other retailers pursuant to the Illinois False Claims Act ("FCA") in Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court in Chicago. These cases are currently pending before Circuit Court Judge James Snyder.
|Ontario Introduces 2015-2016 Budget: Building Ontario Up|
Stephen Andrews; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
May 12, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Ontario Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa, introduced the province’s 2015-2016 budget “Building Ontario Up”. The key theme is economic growth fueled by new investments in infrastructure.
|Amendment to the Guarantees Acknowledgment Act (Alberta)|
Maria Doerksen, Edward A. Wooldridge; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
May 12, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015The Notaries and Commissioners Act (the “NCA”) will come into force on April 30, 2015. It repeals the Commissioners for Oaths Act and the Notaries Public Act and enforces consequential amendments to the Guarantees Acknowledgment Act (the “GAA”).
|In With The New... Democratic Party - NDP Majority Elected In Alberta|
Colin MacDonald, Beth Reimer-Heck, Alan L. Ross; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
May 12, 2015, previously published on May 07, 2015Political change has come to Alberta. On May 5, 2015 the Alberta Progressive Conservative party lost its four-decade hold on power, ushering in a majority NDP government that has pledged to raise corporate taxes and reassess oil and gas royalties. Canada’s oil industry now faces a new era of...
|Pension Investment Rules Modernized and Clarified|
Monique McAlister; Goodmans LLP - Toronto;
May 12, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015On March 25, the Minister of Finance released the latest series of amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations. Among other things, key amendments to the pension investment rules modernize the rules by replacing outdated definitions and clarifying certain aspects. These amendments come...
|New York Governor’s Budget Proposal Could Result in Major Expansion of State’s Lobbying Law|
Mark F. Glaser, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 12, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015On Feb. 20, 2015, the Governor of New York State announced a series of ethics reforms as part of his budget proposal amendments. Most of the proposed statutory changes pertain to new disclosure obligations for public officials who maintain outside employment, and penalties for failure to comply....
|Administrative Dismissals: A Decidedly Defence Perspective|
Bianca Pedro; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
May 12, 2015, previously published on May 04, 2015In the past several years, administrative dismissal orders have become a routine existence, if not an annoyance, at various stages of the litigation process. At times for the defence, however, they have also become intertwined with the fabric of a file's overall strategy. Sometimes this has meant...
|Documents Mistakenly Disclosed: Litigation Privilege|
May 11, 2015, previously published by When will the courts disallow the use of documents that have been fraudulently or mistakenly obtained? The expert commercial litigation lawyers at Bahamas law firm ParrisWhittaker are highly experienced in advising and representing business organizations involved in commercial disputes. A recent...
|First Nation Rejects $1 Billion Offer for Support of Pacific Northwest LNG Project|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
May 11, 2015, previously published on May 8, 2015The Globe and Mail reports that, after an initial vote, members of Canadian First Nation Lax Kw’alaams have rejected a C$1 billion (approximately $820 million) offer to support the proposed Petronas-led Pacific Northwest LNG project near Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Lax Kw’alaams...
|President Obama Issues Executive Order Authorizing Sanctions for Malicious Cyber Activities: Treasury Department May Designate Individuals and Entities That Engage in Cyber Activities Detrimental to U.S. Interests, Freezing Their Assets and Blocking Transactions With Them|
Jay Clayton, H. Rodgin Cohen, Elizabeth T. Davy, John Evangelakos, Alexander J. Willscher; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
May 8, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015Earlier today, President Obama issued an Executive Order authorizing sanctions against persons found to have engaged in or supported significant malicious cyber activities. Under the order, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to designate and impose sanctions on individuals and entities...