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Allied Nevada plaintiffs denied leave to advance Securities Act claims against underwriters

In a recent decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward P. Belobaba found that two investment dealers are not experts under the Ontario Securities Act – and they couldn’t be happier about it. In particular, it has been clarified that underwriters are not “experts” and therefore not proper targets for shareholder misrepresentation claims under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act that provides for liability for misrepresentations to investors on the secondary market. In July and August 2014, gold mining company Allied Nevada and two of its executives were sued in the Ontario Superior Court by several investors in a proposed class ... [more] Full article

Top Up or Give Up: Prepaid Phone Card Class Action Dismissed

Prepaid mobile phone services offer flexibility and freedom to those who do not wish to be locked into a monthly plan. The downside is that prepaid phone cards only remain active for a certain ... [more] Full article

Lenders’ misrepresentation claim against auditor summarily dismissed

In the latest chapter in an almost 20-year-old saga involving Philip Services Corp. (“Philip”) and an accounting fraud uncovered in 1998, Ontario Superior Court Justice Perell summarily dismissed a negligent ... [more] Full article

Copycat class actions criticized

Courts have begun to criticize plaintiff lawyers who file multiple overlapping class actions across the country. In Ontario, Perell J. refused to approve an agreement by two BC firms to ... [more] Full article


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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation, including business and construction disputes, fraud, employment law, competition investigations, private competition actions, elections law and dealing with municipal and government regulators.

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Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Fiona brings strong legal research and writing skills in the areas of commercial litigation, securities and insurance law.

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Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kenneth (Ken) Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. With more than 12 years of experience, Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Wendy Sun has substantive experience in domestic and international contractual disputes, competition law, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, negligent misrepresentation, commercial leasing, and intellectual property matters.

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David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

David's practice expertise focuses on all matters of Commercial and Civil Litigation, Competition and Administrative Law. David has acted for clients in a wide range of disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, class action defence, proceedings under the Competition Act, employment law disputes, contract disputes, breach of confidence/intellectual property disputes, fidelity bond claims, and professional negligence claims. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and has also appeared before the Competition Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal.

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