Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada's Rejection of Refugee Claims by Colombians Blamed on Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Jennifer O'Brien at QMI Agency is reporting that Canada's Immigration & Refugee Board has rejected a growing number of refugee claims made by persons from Colombia. She reports that:

"Colombia remains on Canada's list of top 10...

Why Does It Appear Anti-Bribery Enforcement Is Lacking in Canada?

On October 2, 2010, I gave a presentation at the University of Windsor, Center for Transnational Law and Justice concerning Canada's anti-bribery laws. The theme of my presentation was that Canada takes a balanced approach to...

Can You Rely on Google Results When Making a Due Diligence Defence

I have not located a Canadian goods and services tax (GST) / harmonized sales tax (HST) case in which the Tax Court of Canada has been asked to accept a appellant's Google research. So, from a Canadian perspective, it is not...

Arbitrator Exceeds Jurisdiction Post Award and British Columbia Court of Appeal Throws Out Award

A recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision (issued on January 25, 2010)allows a defeated party in an arbitration to start over. In Westnav Container Services Ltd. v. Freeport Properties Ltd. (2010 BCCA 33), the British...

Ontario Judge Sentences Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb to 7 and 6 Years in Jail

On August 5, 2009, Ontario Judge Benotto pronounced the sentence in the Livent case. Mr. Garth Drabinsky was sentenced to four years on count one (fraud) and seven on count two (forgery) to be served concurrently. Mr. Myron...

HURRY- -February 12, 2009 Deadline for Air Cargo Settlement Claims

In poor economic times, make sure you knw whether you are entitled to claim settlement monies and file your claim on time. This is an opportunity for Canadian companies and other companies which have shipped goods by air.

You...

Supreme Court of Canada Elevates Solicitor-Client Privilege to Quasi-Constitutional Right

In July 2008, Canada's Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision (Privacy Commissioner of Canada v. Blood Tribe Department of Health) concerning solicitor-client privilege in Canada. It is a great decision – to...

What is Ben Johnson Doing Now?

It is the Olympics and some people are asking what ever happened to Ben Johnson.  The world remembers Ben Johnson as the Canadian track runner who won gold at the Seoul Olympics and lost his medal to doping.

Well, he is...

Don't Be Demanding if the Loan Does Not Have Specified Terms

David Debenham of Lang Michener LLP has provided the following brief summary of Animal House Investments Inc. v. Lisgar Development Ltd., 2008 CanLII 39607.  One of the relevant questions answered in this case is:Is a loan...

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal Decides Japan is Most Appropriate Forum in Case of Vehicles Perishing at Sea

"National Security" Twist in the MDA/Alliant Deal

An unusual situation is developing in the asset transaction between MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and Alliant Techsystems Inc. One of Canada's federal opposition parties is making it known that it...

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal Allows Judicial Review to Reverse Tariff on Audio Recorders

On January 9, 2008, the Federal Court of Appeal heard the judicial review application in Apple Canada Inc., Dell Inc., Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Canada Co.), Sandisk Corporation and Sony of Canada v. Canadian Private...