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Irving Oil Ltd paints Mike Ashar as 'unsuccessful' hire, slams former president over lawsuit, documents show

BOSTON — Canada’s Irving Oil rejected former top executive Mike Ashar’s allegation that he was underpaid millions of dollars, painting him instead as an “unsuccessful” hire who oversaw a decline in the family-owned company’s worth during his five-year tenure, according to court documents filed this week. 364 more words

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New found love for IPOs kick starts the Canadian capital markets business: Q1 2015 League Tables

As initial public offerings go, the launch of Dundee Acquisition Ltd. might not have been the biggest. Yet the concept is a novel one. The successful listing of Canada’s first “special purpose acquisition company” or “SPAC” shows there is investor desire for something new in Canadian equity markets. 781 more words

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Iceland's president Olafur Grimsson to appear at Bennett Jones event and other legal moves and grooves this week


Bennett Jones welcome President of Iceland

Bennett Jones, in cooperation with the Embassy of Iceland and the Icelandic Canadian Chamber of Commerce will host an event… 393 more words

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Irving Oil Ltd says Mike Ashar's wrongful dismissal allegations thin on details

Irving Oil Ltd.’s legal response to the $50-million wrongful dismissal claim filed by former president Mike Ashar is relatively simple: prove it.

Court documents filed with the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick in Saint John reveal that as far as Irving Oil is concerned, at this stage of the case there are holes in Ashar’s legal claim. 640 more words

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Book review: Legal Procurement Handbook

Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein is no stranger to the purchase of legal services. As the former director of Research Services at Tymetrix, adjunct professor at Columbia and Fordham Law Schools, co-author of a Harvard Business School case on the buying legal decisions of Glaxosmithkline, and now the executive director of Legal Council, Silverstein’s seen it all. 222 more words

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Former Irving Oil Ltd president Mike Ashar files $50M lawsuit claiming he was forced out of company

Two years ago, it looked like Mike Ashar was stepping down as president  of Irving Oil Ltd. on friendly terms. Now he’s filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company that claims his departure was anything but amicable, alleging he was stiffed on bonuses, suffered a toxic workplace, and had his privacy invaded. 613 more words


Class action challenges Just Energy's failure to treat sales agents as employees

A class action against the Just Energy group of companies claims it unlawfully withheld the minimum protection of the Employment Standards Act from its door-to-door sales agents. 200 more words

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