Mondaq Canada: Criminal Law
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Last Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada decided in R. v. Lloyd that a mandatory minimum sentence of one year's imprisonment for a second drug trafficking offence is unconstitutional.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Last week the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the implementation of a pilot program under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
In its recent decision in Teva Canada Limited v. Bank of Montreal, the Ontario Court of Appeal revisited defences available to banks under the Bills of Exchange Act in cases of employee cheque fraud.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On the heels of the March 3, 2016 announcement by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Nordion (Canada) Inc. (Nordion Canada) would be paying $375,000 as civil fine...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
​Recent decisions by financial-sector regulators raise a significant question for Canadian investors and markets: Is there value in offering rewards to encourage whistleblowers to step forward?
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
​In R. v. Dey, the Quebec Court has sentenced a credit card fraudster to 18 months incarceration, followed by two years of probation.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This week, Louis Morisset, the President and CEO of Quebec's Autorité des marchés financiers (the AMF) announced that they "have made suppressing illegal insider trading and market manipulation a top priority".
Bennett Jones LLP
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has concluded an investigation into matters arising from a voluntary disclosure by Nordion Inc.
Lerners
It's time for Ontario to re-establish itself as a Canadian leader in the advancement of the rights of sexual violence and harassment victims with a goal of creating an environment that's more safe...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
When offering paid internships or full-time employment to family members or referrals of Chinese foreign officials, Qualcomm did not evaluate or attempt to mitigate the potential FCPA risks associated with the hires.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Electronic signatures are frequently used by businesses and organizations to efficiently execute and exchange documents.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On March 3, 2016, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission accepted an offer in the amount of $375,000 from Nordion (Canada) Inc. as civil penalty for resolution of an anti-corruption enforcement proceeding.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
​In Meridian Credit Union Limited v Baig, the Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed that silence and half-truths can amount to fraudulent misrepresentation.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The SEC alleged that VimpelCom repeatedly achieved an unfair advantage in the Uzbek telecommunications market by bribing a government official related to the President of Uzbekistan.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
​The Manitoba Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal of a 15 month jail term in a case involving an individual who had obtained stolen credit card data in Asia and used it to purchase goods at retailers in Canada.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
March is Fraud Prevention Month at the Competition Bureau. The annual campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the ever-changing landscape of consumer fraud, and informing Canadians on how to protect themselves.
Torkin Manes LLP
Canadian Courts impose a duty on parties to a real estate transaction not to lie or mislead one another about the true nature of the transaction taking place.
Gowling WLG
In the recent Court of Appeal decision in Teva Canada Limited v Bank of Montreal, the Court continued to shift the burden of preventing employee fraud ontp the company defrauded...
Langlois lawyers, LLP
Cyber-attacks and cyber-crimes are becoming increasingly prominent in the news.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In applying to TD for a line of credit, Mr. and Mrs. Jolly represented that they held a beneficial interest in their house.
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In the landmark 2013 decision of Canada v Bedford, the Supreme Court of Canada declared that certain provisions of the Criminal Code violated section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On April 5th, newspapers in Canada began reporting that the Financial Transactions Reports and Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) had imposed its first ever penalty on a bank.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
This week's decisions from the Court of Appeal covered a broad range of topics, including defamation, wrongful dismissal, expropriations, several contract interpretation cases, and a family law case...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In this case, the British Columbia Supreme Court declined jurisdiction in a proceeding in which the plaintiffs sought to hold a parent company responsible for the actions of its subsidiary.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In upholding a $1 million costs award against the Crown in a decision released today, the Ontario Court of Appeal has provided significant protection to commercial landlords and mortgage lenders against forfeiture proceedings...
Langlois lawyers, LLP
In its recent decision in Teva Canada Limited v. Bank of Montreal, the Ontario Court of Appeal revisited defences available to banks under the Bills of Exchange Act in cases of employee cheque fraud.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
​Recent decisions by financial-sector regulators raise a significant question for Canadian investors and markets: Is there value in offering rewards to encourage whistleblowers to step forward?
Grant Thornton
The risks facing your business are evolving—and accumulating—at a breakneck pace.
Clark Wilson LLP
In a recent BCSC decision ICBC was found guilty of malicious prosecution after ICBC wrongfully accused a new immigrant of making fraudulent insurance claims.
Bennett Jones LLP
On April 5, 2016, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Criminal Division announced a one-year pilot project designed to "motivate companies"...
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