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SCC issues ‘big change’ to contract law – Sattva gives last word to trial judges, arbitrators

Mary Paterson speaks with Law Times about the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp., which found that arbitrators and trial judges should have the last word in most cases that turn on the interpretation of contracts.

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New white paper: Food Product Liability in Canada

New white paper: Food Product Liability in Canada

Our Food Products Group explores five of the most frequent triggers for food, beverage and health product-related litigation and offers suggestions to minimize legal risk.

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Ontario Court Considers Content of Implied Duty of Good Faith in Business Negotiations

In SCM Insurance Services Inc. v. Medisys Corporate Health LP, Justice Wilton-Siegel found that, in the circumstances, a party was given the right of first negotiation and was therefore owed a duty to negotiate in good faith.

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Class actions for exaggerated health claims on the rise: report

Following the release of the “Food Product Liability in Canada” white paper, Sonia Bjorkquist and Craig Lockwood speak with Canadian Lawyer about the surge in U.S. class actions – a trend that is creeping its way into Canada.

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Ontario Court Of Appeal Upholds Finding of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Respecting Executive Compensation

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial court decision which concluded that the CEO, who was also a director, breached his fiduciary duty to the corporation when the directors of Unique Broadband Systems, Inc. approved changes to a share appreciation rights plan and an extraordinary bonus.

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fraud-on-the-Market Doctrine

Supreme Court of Canada Limits the Right to Appeal Commercial Arbitral Decisions on Issues of Contractual Interpretation

In Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp., the SCC overturned the historical approach and held that contractual interpretation involves questions of mixed fact and law rather than pure questions of law.

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