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Monday, 08 September 2014 09:00 Written by Margaret L. Waddell
Following the 2010 Supreme Court of the United States decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, there was significant speculation in many quarters that Canada would become the class action haven for internationally scoped securities class actions.
Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00 Written by Stephen Mabey
Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00 Written by Debra Forman
During your career, you may be called upon by a friend, cousin, brother, sister, mother-in-law, or others you have known for a long time to swear an affidavit or notarize a document. On many occasions, their requests may not be aligned with the law society rules and other legal or ethical obligations incumbent on us. As lawyers we must follow, without exception, rules incumbent to our integrity in those circumstances — even if doing so might offend the person seeking your assistance. The following are some recommendations to consider when taking an affidavit.