News & Events
David Rosenfeld Quoted in Journal de Montréal’s Article about the Thalidomide Survivors Contribution Program Class Action
March 15, 2018
David Rosenfeld was quoted in the March 13, 2018 Le Journal de Montréal article “Victoire d’une survivante de la thalidomide contre Ottawa.” To read the article, please click here. For information about the class action and updates as they occur, please click here. David Rosenfeld cité dans l’article du Journal de Montréal sur le recours
March 1, 2018
The 2018 Federal Budget was released on February 27, 2018, and amongst other things, included a major and somewhat surprising announcement regarding the phase out of the CRA’s Health and Welfare Trust Policy, which has governed health and welfare trusts (HWTs) since 1966. The announcement was included in the Tax Measures: Supplementary Information document released
Pension and Benefits
Arleen Huggins to Speak at York University’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2018 Event
March 21, 2018
Arleen Huggins will be speaking at York University’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination event on March 21, 2018. The event will focus on the theme of Sustaining Anti-Discrimination in the Era of Backlash. Arleen will be part of a moderated session that includes 4 panelists in a roundtable discussion; creating a forum through
May 10, 2018
Arleen Huggins will be speaking at the TLA’s “Fostering Women Leadership in the Legal Profession” Program, on May 10, 2018. Arleen will be part of an all-star panel of leading lawyers that will explore the perspectives and solutions that firms, organizations, and individuals are undertaking to clarify and increase pathways to leadership for women lawyers.
February 12, 2018
In Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc., 2018 ONSC 718, Perell J. stayed a proposed class action on behalf of Uber drivers due to a clause in the parties’ Service Agreement that mandated they resolve disputes by arbitration in The Netherlands. In upholding the arbitration clause, the Court followed the precedent set by the Supreme Court
February 8, 2018
Rob Gain was quoted in the February 7, 2018 Toronto Star article “LIUNA pension fund leads $1 billion fight over alleged decade-long conspiracy to rig foreign currency markets.” To read the article, please click here. For information about the class action and updates as they occur, please visit: http://kmlaw.ca/cases/forex-canadian-class-action/.
March 8, 2018
Arleen Huggins will be speaking at the OBA Business Law Program, “Buying and Selling a Business: A Comprehensive Guide” on March 8, 2018. The Program will take place at Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events in Toronto from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Arleen will discuss “Hot Issues in the Sale of a Business”. For more information about the Program, please click
February 8, 2018 - February 9, 2018
Andrew Hatnay will be speaking at the 15th Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference on February 9, 2018. The Conference will take place at the Fairmont Hotel, in Vancouver. Andrew will be speaking on “Deemed Trusts in the CCAA”. To review the Conference agenda, please click here.
January 15, 2018
The British Columbia Court of Appeal, in a decision released this past summer, took the opportunity to remind employers that precision in drafting restrictive covenants (those of non-competition in particular) is a necessity. In this particular case, an optical company operating retail stores and eye examination clinics had a non-competition covenant within contracts with its
January 5, 2018
On November 22, 2017 Ontario passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Bill 148”) which contains significant amendments to labour and employment legislation in Ontario, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, 1995, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn, first introduced the legislation on