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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Jul 17, 2019, 17:07 ET Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

JEAN-SMAILLE GERMEIL and FPE TRADING, File No. 2019-26 TORONTO, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Office of the Secretary issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant ...


Jul 17, 2019, 16:09 ET Enforcement Notice - Hearing - IIROC to Hold Settlement Hearing for Sherbrooke Investment Advisor Jean-Pierre Paquette

MONTRÉAL, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has scheduled a hearing to consider whether a...


Jul 17, 2019, 09:00 ET Canadian innovator JL Energy Transportation Inc. successfully defends patent challenge from major Canada/US pipeline and gas processing companies

CALGARY, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - JL Energy Transportation Inc. ("JETI", more: www.jlenergy.com) announces that it has successfully defended a Federal...


Jul 16, 2019, 18:00 ET A Long Way From Justice: Heiltsuk Nation Reacts to Oil Spill Sentence for Kirby Corporation

Nation launches open letter campaign calling for accountability, asking Kirby Corporation President and CEO, David Grzebinski, "Does Kirby Care?"...


Jul 16, 2019, 16:52 ET Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

ALAN BRAUN, JERRY BRAUN, STEVEN MAXWELL (aka STEVEN FASSMAN), BRAUN DEVELOPMENTS (B.C.) LTD., 8022275 CANADA INC. and 0985812 B.C. LTD. (dba...


Jul 16, 2019, 15:52 ET Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

ISSAM EL-BOUJI, File No. 2018-28 TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The Commission issued an Order in the above named matter. A copy of the Order dated...


Jul 16, 2019, 14:38 ET MFDA Hearing Panel makes findings against Roman Vendrov

TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Roman Vendrov ...


Jul 16, 2019, 14:32 ET MFDA announces disciplinary proceeding in respect of Sylvia Suk Fan Wong

TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Sylvia Suk ...


Jul 16, 2019, 14:30 ET MFDA announces settlement hearing to take place in respect of Richard Rhodes

TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Richard...


Jul 16, 2019, 12:45 ET Burnaby woman charged with violating BCSC order

VANCOUVER, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - A woman from Burnaby has been charged with violating the Securities Act after an investigation by the Criminal...


Jul 15, 2019, 15:39 ET Notice from the Office of the Secretary - Ontario Securities Commission

MAJD KITMITTO, STEVEN VANNATTA, CHRISTOPHER CANDUSSO, CLAUDIO CANDUSSO, DONALD ALEXANDER (SANDY) GOSS, JOHN FIELDING, and FRANK FAKHRY, File No....


Jul 15, 2019, 14:40 ET Financial Mitigation Measures: Universitas Announces Conclusion of File Review Process

QUEBEC, July 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Universitas Financial, an industry-leading name in the field of education savings, announces the conclusion of...


Jul 15, 2019, 14:03 ET NWAC CEO Urges United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People to Revisit Definition of the Crime of Genocide in International Law

OTTAWA, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - In response to the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and...


Jul 15, 2019, 10:00 ET Privacy breach: Desjardins announces identity theft protection for all caisse members

MONTREAL, July 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - All Desjardins caisse members are now automatically protected against identity theft. Desjardins is the first...


Jul 15, 2019, 09:02 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

TORONTO, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal...


Jul 13, 2019, 07:00 ET Proposed Settlement of Canadian AMS Women's Pelvic Mesh Litigation

TORONTO, July 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Siskinds LLP, Rochon Genova LLP, Siskinds, Desmeules sencrl and Merchant Law Group announced today a Canada-wide...


Jul 12, 2019, 21:00 ET SpeakEasy Named as Defendant in Action Commenced By Tietz and Loewen V. Bridgemark Financial Corp. et al

/THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES./ VANCOUVER, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ -...


Jul 12, 2019, 17:45 ET ENvironnement JEUnesse will continue to fight for climate justice

MONTREAL, July 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Yesterday, Justice Gary D.D. Morrison of the Superior Court of Quebec delivered his judgment in which he...


Jul 12, 2019, 17:38 ET International Arbitration Tribunal Rules It Has Jurisdiction to Hear Agility's Dispute with Iraq

Agility Public Warehousing Company KSCP announced today that an international arbitration tribunal constituted under the auspices of the World Bank's ...


Jul 12, 2019, 15:11 ET CUPE Ontario members and the community rally against Ford Conservative's cuts to Brant Family and Children's Services as entire Board resigns

BRANTFORD, ON, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Fred Hahn, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Ontario (CUPE Ontario) joined front-line workers...


Jul 11, 2019, 14:10 ET Enforcement Notice - Decision - The Financial and Consumer Services Tribunal Issues Decision on Review in the Matter of Robert Adrian Crandall

SAINT JOHN, NB, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The decisions of a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the...


Jul 11, 2019, 07:15 ET Dene ask Federal Court to order Minister Bennett back to the table

WINNIPEG, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Two days before the 20th anniversary of the start of negotiations to recognize Denesuline rights within their...


Jul 10, 2019, 16:06 ET Prime Minister announces the nomination of the Honourable Nicholas Kasirer to the Supreme Court of Canada

OTTAWA, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the nomination of the Honourable Nicholas Kasirer to the Supreme...


Jul 10, 2019, 16:02 ET MFDA announces disciplinary proceeding in respect of Mark Wagner

TORONTO, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Mark...


Jul 10, 2019, 16:01 ET MFDA Hearing Panel approves settlement agreement with Jake Cadigal

TORONTO, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - A settlement hearing in the matter of Jake Florentino Cadigal ("Respondent") was held yesterday in Winnipeg, Manitoba...