Monday, 12 October 2015 09:00 Written by Renato Pontello
In September 2012, the Internal Revenue Service awarded Bradley Birkenfeld, a former banker at United Bank Switzerland, US$104 million for blowing the lid off certain aspects of the secretive Swiss banking system. The information he provided greatly diminished Switzerland’s status as an anonymous haven for American tax cheats and allowed the IRS to recover billions in unpaid taxes. Because of his own complicity however he also served 40 months in prison.
Monday, 12 October 2015 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Karen MacDonald says counterfeiting cases are ‘death by a 1,000 cuts’ and summary trials make a huge difference in the ability to go after counterfeiters.|
|Experts say Volkswagen executives must have known at some level about the the emissions-cheating TDI program. Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters|
Monday, 28 September 2015 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|If execs and the board don’t heed your warnings, it could mean quitting your job, says Alan James.|
Last week, I had the honour of judging and then attending the Innovatio Awards ceremony in Toronto. This award ceremony celebrates in-house counsel and their legal departments for their innovative achievements in introducing programs or approaches for reducing costs, increasing efficiencies and, thereby, improving the overall image and increasing the value of in-house legal counsel.
Monday, 21 September 2015 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|‘I think hospitals in Ontario really do have to pay attention to this case and its implications,’ says Elyse Sunshine.|
Monday, 14 September 2015 08:00 Written by Renato Pontello
Monday, 07 September 2015 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|The court said the plaintiffs knew of fuel surcharges charged by airlines like Air Canada, and no class-wide damage occurred.|
Monday, 31 August 2015 08:00 Written by Suzie Lanthier
Most lawyers are used to encountering terms such as “special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages,” and “multiple, punitive, or exemplary damages” in limitation or exclusion of liability provisions. However, when negotiating such provisions in Quebec, you should know these common terms do not have the same meaning and effect under Quebec law.
Monday, 24 August 2015 08:00 Written by Julius Melnitzer
As defined-contribution and combination plans continue to make headway as the designs of choice for many employers in Canada and the United States, litigation risk for sponsors is on the rise.