Legal Issues This category contains the most recent legal news, including releases regarding new and ongoing legal action and investigations, class-action suits, appeals processes, judgements and settlements. Also included are releases pertaining to the growth and performance of the legal sector and firms, with reports of office openings and expansions as well as significant new hires and partnerships. This section also includes the latest patent law news, with releases covering new applications, granted patents, appeals, and challenges.

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16:15 ET MFDA announces settlement hearing to take place in respect of Patrick Lumbers

TORONTO, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Patrick Hugh ...


14:05 ET Sentence rendered: Brian Boucher

MONTREAL, March 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The eight-year prison term for Brian Boucher, rendered by Justice Compagnone today, is the result of due...


13:00 ET Media Advisory - Two of the Snowden Refugees to Arrive in Canada

TORONTO, March 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Vanessa Rodel and her 7 year-old daughter Keana are currently on a flight from Hong Kong that will land at...


12:18 ET Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

CLIFTON BLAKE ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD., CLIFTON BLAKE MORTGAGE FUND TRUST, QASIM (KC) DAYA, VICTOR HSU, AND WESLEY MYLES, File No. 2019-4 TORONTO, March ...


08:15 ET Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

MARTIN BERNHOLTZ, File No. 2018-16 TORONTO, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Take notice that the hearing in the above named matter scheduled to be heard on...


Mar 22, 2019, 17:58 ET Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. Granted Protection Under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, Including a Stay of Litigation

TORONTO, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Acting on an application by Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. (RBH), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice today granted ...


Mar 22, 2019, 16:26 ET MFDA Hearing Panel approves settlement agreement with Tobias Terrill

TORONTO, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - A settlement hearing in the matter of Tobias Wade Terrill ("Respondent") took place today in Calgary, Alberta before...


Mar 22, 2019, 16:24 ET MFDA announces disciplinary proceeding in respect of Robert John Kent

TORONTO, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Robert...


Mar 22, 2019, 16:21 ET OSC Investor Alert: WiseBanc

TORONTO, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is warning investors that WiseBanc is not registered in Ontario to solicit...


Mar 22, 2019, 14:06 ET CAJ encouraged by charges against officer who arrested media

OTTAWA, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is encouraged to learn that charges have been laid against a Hamilton police...


Mar 22, 2019, 10:15 ET Enforcement Notice - Hearing - IIROC to Hold Settlement Hearing For Former Halifax Investment Advisor Barry Mosher

TORONTO, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has scheduled a hearing to consider whether a...


Mar 21, 2019, 14:29 ET Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

3iQ CORP. and THE BITCOIN FUND, File No. 2019-7 TORONTO, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Office of the Secretary issued a Notice of Hearing to consider...


Mar 21, 2019, 07:50 ET Neovasc Wins German Court Appeal; Announces German Court's Decision to Dismiss CardiAQ's Claim to Co-inventorship of a European Patent for Tiara™

NASDAQ, TSX: NVCN VANCOUVER, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NVCN)(TSX: NVCN), a leader in the development...


Mar 21, 2019, 07:00 ET Deadline Alert: Canadian Lawn Mower Owners Must Make Claims for Money in Lawn Mower Horsepower Labelling Class Actions by May 22, 2019

LONDON, ON, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Class actions initiated in Ontario and Québec have concluded with settlements totalling $7.535 million. Affected...


Mar 20, 2019, 16:59 ET MFDA announces settlement hearing to take place in respect of Joseph Sask

TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Joseph...


Mar 20, 2019, 16:54 ET MFDA Hearing Panel issues Reasons for Decision in the matter of Danny Rana

TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - A Hearing Panel of the Central Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has issued...


Mar 19, 2019, 12:14 ET Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

ANSON ADVISORS INC. and EWING MORRIS & CO. INVESTMENT PARTNERS LTD., File Nos. 2019-5 and 2019-6 TORONTO, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Commission...


Mar 18, 2019, 16:06 ET Real Estate Licences of Robin Andrew Brown and Rob Brown & Associates Suspended

VANCOUVER, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Real Estate Council of British Columbia has suspended the real estate licences of Robin Andrew Brown and Rob...


Mar 18, 2019, 11:00 ET Canadian securities regulators mark Fraud Prevention Month with wide range of activities

MONTREAL, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is encouraging investors to research investment opportunities and...


Mar 18, 2019, 08:58 ET Investigation reveals unlicensed auto insurance sales and policy fraud to vulnerable consumers

Ontario Provincial Police arrest and charge Toronto man for selling fraudulent auto insurance coverage TORONTO, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - A joint...


Mar 18, 2019, 07:30 ET iA Financial Group comments on favourable decision in the Ituna litigation

QUEBEC CITY, March 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - iA Financial Group (Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.) is pleased to advise that...


Mar 18, 2019, 07:15 ET Manulife Statement on Decision in Mosten Litigation

C$ unless otherwise stated TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC SEHK: 945 TORONTO, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife" or the "Company")...


Mar 18, 2019, 07:00 ET CLHIA welcomes Saskatchewan court ruling in Ituna, Mosten and Atwater litigation

TORONTO, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) today welcomed the recent Saskatchewan court ruling with...


Mar 15, 2019, 17:30 ET Settlement Agreement reached for former students of Indian Day Schools

OTTAWA, March 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is continuing the work of righting past wrongs, especially those involving Indigenous...


Mar 15, 2019, 16:58 ET Connacher Oil and Gas Limited Announces Extension of CCAA Stay

CALGARY, March 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Connacher Oil and Gas Limited ("Connacher" or the "Company") announces that it has obtained an order from the Alberta ...