Mondaq Canada: Consumer Protection
Stewart McKelvey
Appeal courts in Ontario and Nova Scotia have now issued decisions about Trinity Western University's proposed law school in British Columbia, and at first glance they couldn't be more different.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On July 28, 2016, in Bartram v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc., 2016 BCSC 1409, the BC Supreme Court dismissed the defendants' application for an order striking out a jury notice...
Bennett Jones LLP
Class action trials, a rarity in Canada, are now set to proceed in two separate U.S. District Court cases involving U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and "Trump University".
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Government of Canada has been busy making changes to a number of regulations relating to consumer products.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The beginning of summer break for students across Ontario also means the release of their final grades.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Presented by the CBA Competition Law Section's Marketing Practices Committee and the ABA SAL Advertising Disputes and Litigation and Consumer Protection Committees, this panel will update on significant areas of enforcement on both sides of the border.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
IPEX manufactured a composite pipe called Kitec that was used in plumbing and heating in thousands of residential and commercial premises across North America.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Declining public school enrollment has created an expensive surplus of space which school boards must sell or otherwise find uses for.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On April 20, 2016, Ontario Superior Court Justice Lederer rendered a decision that was both momentous and unusual.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The costs of teacher absenteeism are significant. The SBCI report estimates that the province-wide costs of teacher absences ballooned to over $920 million in the 2014-2015 school year.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Toronto District School Board reported that it intends to open all-gender washrooms in all public schools across the city, as a way of creating a more inclusive school environment for its students.
Cassels Brock
In Swern v Amazon Hardwood Centre Inc., the appeal of an Ontario Small Claims Court decision, the Divisional Court found that product retailers have a duty to disclose product information in the context of an ordinary contractual relationship between a retailer and a consumer.
Cassels Brock
Here's a look at what's new with the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and regulations to the Food and Drugs Act and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Cassels Brock
The Nova Scotia Supreme Court recently released its certification decision in Sweetland v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, a pharmaceutical class action, in which the plaintiffs claimed negligence...
Theall Group LLP
A stout, upholstered chair may, at first blush, seem innocuous. It's easy to ignore the warnings often recited by parents and teachers to sit property when rocking back and forth on a chair's legs.
Theall Group LLP
Even for those who purchase and install products, compliance with statutory regulation is a must.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Prepaid mobile phone services offer flexibility and freedom to those who do not wish to be locked into a monthly plan.
It is possible that as many as 1 in 4 cars on Ontario roads have an issue serious enough to warrant a manufacturer recall.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Experience has taught us that many consumer complaints do not signal a material issue.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
COLD-FX is a top-selling natural health product in Canada, with sales topping nearly $120-million as recently as 2011, according to a November 15, 2015 Globe and Mail article, "Why COLD-FX is too good to be true".
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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
There have been a number of recent class actions commenced in Canada relating to pricing disclosure – and in particular, the alleged practice of "drip pricing".
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
The likelihood of parties in British Columbia coming to a mutually agreeable resolution of human rights disputes may have just become more unlikely as a result of the BC Court of Appeal's recent decision...
Cassels Brock
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice decided that a private school had wrongfully dismissed a teacher who had committed academic fraud by submitting grades he knew to be inaccurate and then lied about it.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Telephone and Internet provider Comwave Networks Inc. of Toronto has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $300,000 for false or misleading representations.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A person who sends a CEM has the onus of proving that the recipient gave express or implied consent to receive the CEM.
Torys LLP
On July 29, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (the FCAC) published final versions of three guidance documents to assist with the implementation of new disclosure requirements set out in the April 2015 update...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In December 2015, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 156, Alternative Financial Services Statute Law Amendment Act (the "Bill")...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On October 5, 2015, the Government of British Columbia introduced Bill 38, the Franchises Act, for first reading in the legislature.
Cassels Brock
In this case, Warner hired an ad agency, Plaid Social (Plaid), to run their YouTube campaign which also required influencers to post on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Miller Thomson LLP
On July 4th, 2016, Ms. Stephanie Benabu, a Montreal resident, filed an application with the Quebec Superior Court to authorize a class action.
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