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Canada's Davis LLP to merge with DLA Piper

DLA Piper, an international law firm with 4,200 lawyers in 30 countries, is merging with Vancouver-based Davis LLP in a deal that will finally give the global firm its long-sought beach head in the Canadian market place. 365 more words

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Plaintiffs who won token $423 at trial must pay defendants more than $1-million in costs

One sows what one reaps, writes Mr. Justice Joseph Quinn of the Ontario Superior Court.

Last October, we told you about a bizarre trial judgment in which Judge Quinn awarded the plaintiff a token $423.20 in damages after a 72-day trial in St. 317 more words

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Conrad Black permanently banned as director or officer of any Ontario public company

Conrad Black has been permanently banned from being a corporate director or officer of a public company in Ontario.

In a 47-page decision issued Friday, Ontario Securities Commission panelists Christopher Portner and Judith N. 384 more words

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George Weston Ltd wins $317-million tax dispute

The Tax Court of Canada has ruled that $317 million earned by George Weston Ltd. in 2003 on terminating various swap contracts amounted to a capital gain and not business income. 262 more words

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Ontario encroaching on independent legal aid bar

The Toronto Lawyers Association is concerned that Ontario is moving away from an independent legal aid bar, saying that the increase in use of staff lawyers will result in a public defender system for criminal cases that is “chronically” under-funded. 158 more words

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Hollinger decision clarifies the boundaries of conflict of interest rules

Lawyers are not automatically in conflict with the interests of a corporation just because they’re taking instructions from executives they might have represented in the past, according to a recent decision from the Law Society of Upper Canada’s appeal tribunal. 598 more words

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Law Society of Upper Canada not yet decided on whether to expand law firm ownership rules

The regulator of Ontario’s legal profession says it will not have a position on whether non-lawyers can take equity ownership positions in law firms before 2016. 441 more words

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