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Metron Construction Project Manager Sentenced To 3½ Years In Prison
In December 2009, Metron Construction Corporation (Metron) was repairing exterior balconies on the 14th floor of a high-rise apartment building in Toronto.
Canada
9 Mar 2016
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Decision Confirms Potential For Inferred Reliance In Negligent Misrepresentation Class Actions, And For Lawyers’ Liability To Non-Clients
A recent decision of Ontario’s Divisional Court leaves open the possibilities that: (i) in a class action alleging negligent misrepresentation, a court may be able to infer reliance on a class-wide basis, as opposed to needing individual inquiries of class members, and (ii) a lawyer may owe a duty of care to non-clients, in circumstances where the lawyer’s legal opinion is used for promotional purposes.
Canada
9 Nov 2012
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Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Directors’ Fiduciary Duties Are Owed to the Corporation
A welcome clarification of the duties owed by Canadian directors, the top court’s decision in Peoples v. Wise also highlights the importance of transparency, diligence, prudence and process in reaching reasonable business decisions.
Canada
 
22 Nov 2004
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Do Your Commercial Agreements Reflect the Bill C-45 Amendments to Canada’s Criminal Code?
Poorly considered language in financing and other agreements could now expose unwitting organizations and supervisory employees to criminal liability for health and safety, environmental and other accidents. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to develop appropriate language to mitigate that risk.
Canada
12 Nov 2004
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