Category: Constructive Trust

Lousiana Pacific Abandons Plan to Acquire Ainsworth Lumber - July 25, 2014 by zeldalegacy

The Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP) has abandoned its plan to acquire Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd., as a result of a concerns raised by both the Competition Bureau and the United States Department of Justice.  Both agencies had determined that if the proposed acquisition were to go ahead, it would have likely resulted in a substantial [...]
The Litigator – Affleck Greene McMurtry, LLP

Deterrence main objective behind three year corruption sentence - July 24, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Deterrence and denunciation of bribery of foreign public officials were at the fore as a judge sentenced Ottawa businessman Nazir Karigar to three years in jail for agreeing to offer bribes to public officials in India in order to obtain preferential treatment for a bid to supply to Air India. Mr. Karigar was convicted in [...]
The Litigator – Affleck Greene McMurtry, LLP

Business Directory Scammer Sentenced - July 22, 2014 by zeldalegacy

One of four participants in a business directory scam targeting businesses and non-profit organizations in Canada and the United States was sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Quebec Provincial Court after pleading guilty to eight charges of misleading advertising and deceptive telemarketing under the Competition Act. The scheme exacted payments from organizations deceived into believing they had previously [...]
The Litigator – Affleck Greene McMurtry, LLP

Transcontinental Agrees to Sell 34 Community Newspapers - July 19, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Transcontinental Inc. has agreed to sell 34 out of the 74 weekly newspapers it is buying from Quebcor Media Inc. in order to resolve the Competition Bureau’s concerns that the deal would lessen competition in the market for advertising in community newspapers in Quebec. The consent agreement requires that the 34 community newspapers be sold [...]
The Litigator – Affleck Greene McMurtry, LLP

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law - July 19, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Canada’s new Anti-Spam legislation, commonly known as “CASL”, establishes an “opt-in” regime by making it presumptively unlawful to send a commercial electronic message (CEM), unless the recipient has consented to receive it, and the sender includes certain information and an unsubscribe mechanism. CASL applies to anyone who uses email for any commercial purpose. Violators face heavy sanctions, including fines up to million, and private damages actions. Most of CASL’s provisions come into force on July 1, 2014.
The Litigator – Affleck Greene McMurtry, LLP

Will Crowdfunding “Kickstart” Ontario’s Exempt Market? - July 15, 2014 by zeldalegacy

On March 20, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) along with its counterparts in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, unveiled the proposed rules to deal with crowdfunding (among other things) as a source of capital for start-ups and SMEs. The comment period ends on June 18. In a sense, the OSC is playing [...]
The Litigator – Affleck Greene McMurtry, LLP

CASL is Coming. Are You Prepared? - July 14, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Canada’s strict new anti-spam legislation is coming in just three weeks. Is your business prepared? Widely considered to be some of the toughest commercial electronic messaging legislation in the world, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law, or “CASL”, comes into force on July 1 of this year. CASL affect will affect every Canadian business, because it prohibits businesses [...]
The Litigator – Affleck Greene McMurtry, LLP

Reynolds Free to Wrap Up Acquisition of NFP - July 11, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. acquisition of Novelis Foil Products North America Division (NFP) will not lessen or prevent competition substantially, the Competition Bureau concluded recently, even though NFP’s “Alcan” brand competes with Reynolds aluminum foil, and is the leading brand in Canada.
The Litigator – Affleck Greene McMurtry, LLP

Shareholder spat leaves plaintiffs with no remedy, and an order to pay $2.7 million in costs - July 9, 2014 by zeldalegacy

The case of Harris v. Leikin Group Inc. provides another illustration of the messy, and costly, fallout that can occur when there is a dispute within a successful family business.
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Complying with CASL: CRTC Releases Information Bulletin - July 6, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Just in time for the coming into force of Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) on July 1st, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) has published a set of guidelines to help businesses develop corporate compliance programs. Compliance and Enforcement Information Bulletin 2014-326 sets out general guidance and best practices to help ensure businesses and [...]
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