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Australia
Clyde & Co
On 24 April 2020, the High Court allowed the appeal in Moore v Scenic Tours Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 17. The Court confirmed that damages for "disappointment and distress" are available to consumers for a breach of...
Canada
McLennan Ross LLP
In a recent decision, Cubbon Building Centre Ltd v Gabrysh, 2020 ABQB 219, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench answers the question...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On April 30, amendments to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act (FCAC) and certain amendments to the Bank Act related to the new federal financial consumer protection framework (Bill C-86) came into force.
Bennett Jones LLP
This is an important decision for food service businesses for several reasons.
Torys LLP
Amendments to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act (FCAC Act) and to the Bank Act—introduced to strengthen the role and increase the powers of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
COVID-19 has brought with it a new way of life, and in light of our new reality, many companies that did not have an online presence have been rushing to get online. From retail, to dance and exercise classes.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In a move prompted by the COVID-19 crisis, the Ontario government modified the "Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices" regulation under the Insurance Act of Ontario in order to reduce barriers...
Fasken
Though a voluntary or government-ordered product recall does not necessarily constitute proof of a hidden defect, product recalls are often followed by requests to institute class actions in Canada, and particularly in Quebec ...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In a judgment rendered on April 9, 2020,[1] the Supreme Court of Canada dimissed the application for leave to appeal against a landmark decision rendered by the Court of Appeal of Quebec regarding prescription drug manufacturers' duty to warn.
European Union
Gowling WLG
With EU Member States adopting different strategies to address the COVID-19 outbreak, this update considers the guidance issued by the European Commission (the "Commission") on competition law enforcement in the current crisis.
India
AMLEGALS
The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (the Act) was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, on July 8, 2019.
Ikigai Law
The Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 ("PSS Act") for the first time recognized payments as a different function from a bank's core functions, such as lending, accepting deposits or managing monetary policy
King, Stubb & Kasiva
As the law of economics clearly proves that demand and supply are directly proportional to each other.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The outbreak of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has not only enormously disrupted human lives worldwide but has also adversely impacted several industries.
Singh & Associates
The Hon'ble Supreme Court contended that the main motive of the Act is to provide expeditious disposal of the consumer disputes and that it is for the protection and benefit of the consumer.
Ireland
Matheson
An overview on businesses facing unprecedented pressure in the context of the Covid-19 crisis, consumer law regulators have acted swiftly to (i) remind businesses that consumer laws continue to apply, ...
Malta
Mamo TCV Advocates
On 22 April 2020, the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (the "MCCAA") published a consultation regarding a Bill to amend the Consumer Affairs Act...
Nigeria
Ikigai Law
Cryptocurrencies, or digital currencies secured using encryption techniques, have seized the imagination of a motley crew of anti-capitalists, financial experts and computer scientists.
Oman
STA Law Firm
What are the principal legislation and regulation pertaining to product liability?
Gorodissky & Partners
The UK Government has provided designers and manufacturers with protection from product liability claims which arise from new ventilators.
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