The Globe and Mail - Law

Nortel cleared to end bankruptcy, distribute $7-billion to creditors

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:24:07 -0500

Summation of U.S. and Canadian cases ends years of litigation over the former telecom that filed for bankruptcy in 2009


Cinar founder Weinberg given nearly nine years in fraud case

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:33:41 -0400

Ruling by Quebec Superior Court in Ronald Weinberg’s large-scale fraud case close to the maximum of 10 years requested by Crown prosecutor


Cinar founder Ronald Weinberg, two others found guilty on fraud charges

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:13:52 -0400

The verdict ends what is believed to be Canada’s longest-running jury trial; it was launched in May of 2014


McMillan launches public affairs firm as clients deal with heightened regulations

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:59:37 -0500

McMillan Vantage Policy Group’s goal will be bridging the gap between the private and public sectors


Why the resource rebound could be short lived

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:10:00 -0400

A roundup of the latest content from the magazine for Canada’s legal community


Former KPMG tax accountant admits to insider trading, stock tipping

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:39:37 -0400

Ontario Securities Commission said Andrei Postrado, 28, admitted he earned a profit of $200,375 in 2015 by buying securities of three companies in advance of public announcements of takeover deals


Supreme Court to hear Deloitte's appeal of landmark Livent ruling

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:10:26 -0400

Request relates to a 2014 decision that levied a $118-million penalty against the accounting firm


Former Manitoba premier to be adviser for law firm Dentons

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:33:16 -0400

Gary Doer to join Toronto office of Dentons; will work with clients on Canada-U.S. trans-border matters, as well as global public policy initiatives


Lexpert roundup: Cara buys ownership stake in Original Joe’s

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:15:35 -0400

A roundup of the latest content from the magazine for Canada’s legal community


Stephen Harper to join law firm in Calgary

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:49:28 -0400

Dentons hires former prime minister, whose work will dovetail with the global business-consulting practice he launched after leaving office


Lawsuit says Stingray infringed on Music Choice patents

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:27:47 -0400

Music Choice alleges that Stingray has infringed on four of its U.S. patents, two of which were issued last month


Cameco tax dispute with CRA could lead to tougher regulations

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:25:02 -0400

Cameco set up a Swiss subsidiary to sell it uranium at a low price, a practice the CRA argues is used to avoid tax


AMF distorted Amaya chief’s actions, lawyer says

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:46:44 -0400

Securities regulator accused of speculating about Baazov’s role in insider trading and kickback scheme


How to do business like Donald Trump: the documents

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 17:04:09 -0400

Shuttered in 2011, Trump University is now facing several lawsuits. Unsealed court documents offer a window into how the Donald does business


Alberta stock promoter gets two-year jail sentence for pump-and-dump scheme

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:18:20 -0400

Caroline Meyers will be the first person to serve jail time in Alberta in a pump-and-dump stock case


Louis Bacon can’t sue Peter Nygard in New York over Bahamas property feud

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:24:40 -0400

A New York judge threw out Mr. Bacon’s defamation lawsuit, saying the case should be heard in the Bahamas


Case between Ecuadoreans, Chevron heading to Ontario court

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:07:12 -0400

Lawyers for both parties will meet before an Ontario Superior Court judge this week to argue pretrial motions related to whether a hefty foreign judgment should be recognized in Canada


RBC should get maximum fine in alleged fraud scheme involving billionaire art dealer: French prosecutors

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:47:48 -0400

French prosecutors allege RBC’s wealth-management subsidiary in the Bahamas helped Guy Wildenstein’s family stash thousands of valuable art works away in an offshore trust system


Dentons stocks up on ex-politicians, but 'it’s not about influencing legislation'

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:42:38 -0400

The global law firm welcomed former prime minister Stephen Harper into the fold this week, and it’s for his ideas, not to be a lobbyist, chairman Joseph Andrew says


OSC approves settlement for overpaying Scotiabank clients

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:57:24 -0400

The fee overcharges, which date as far back as 2009 and went undetected for years, affected roughly 45,703 client accounts that were invested in various mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and structured products


Northern Gateway defeat the latest legal rebuke to Harper legacy

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:25:42 -0400

Justices struck down the Northern Gateway because of failure to consult with First Nations communities


Sea-Doo maker BRP to appeal $60-million patent award

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:23:43 -0400

A Florida judge awarded rival Arctic Cat $60-million in damages after finding BRP guilty of willfully infringing on two of the other company’s patents


OSC’s whistle-blower program aims to change corporate behaviour

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:35:42 -0400

Securities violations office ‘a powerful incentive’ for companies to more frequently report misconduct, chair says


B.C. securities watchdog investigation leads to prison sentence

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:24:38 -0400

Fraud charges lead to 27-month prison sentence and restitution costs for Roberto Castano


Former Poseidon executives reach settlement with ASC over allegations

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:14:14 -0400

Three executives said they did not ‘deliberately or intentionally’ intend to contravene Alberta securities laws


Fraud victims press for maximum penalty for Cinar founder

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:00:10 -0400

A group of people who lost their life savings due to Ronald Weinberg’s fraudulent activities say only the 10-year penalty can make up for the suffering they have endured


Four people plead guilty in theft and sale of maternity records

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:58:13 -0400

Records were then used to market registered education savings plan (RESP) investments to new mothers


Top court to hear Bre-X lawyer Groia’s appeal in ‘incivility’ dispute

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:42:58 -0500

Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal from Toronto lawyer Joe Groia in his long-running dispute with the Law Society of Upper Canada


Lanny McDonald, Brookfield going another round in Alberta quarry case

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:47:38 -0400

Two sides are at odds over how a company called Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. went under in 2008


Stingray counters Music Choice’s lawsuit, calls it ‘smear campaign’

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:55:04 -0400

Company files documents alleging Music Choice intends to discredit Stingray and thwart its growth in the U.S.



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