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MFDA panel finds that branch manager might have duty to monitor non-registrants at branch

The self regulatory organization for mutual fund dealers, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA"), made an interesting decision on May 8, 2012 on a motion by a branch ... [more] Full article

Appeal court finds that “non-final” U.K. order should be enforced in Ontario

Ontario’s Court of Appeal recently recognised a U.K. High Court’s initial order in a scheme of arrangement aimed at winding up the reinsurance business of Cavell Insurance Company Limited. It did so despite the fact that the U.K. court’s order did not meet the traditional requirement that only a final judgment of a foreign court for the payment of a definite sum of money will be enforced in Canada. [more] Full article

Dismissed employee is entitled to damages for lost disability benefits

In its January 10, 2006 decision in Egan v. Alcatel, the Ontario Court of Appeal awarded damages for both lost salary and lost disability benefits to an employee who became disabled three months after she was dismissed. In doing so, Ontario's top court made it clear that an employer is obliged, not only to continue the salary paid to a dismissed employee during an appropriate notice period, but also to continue all employee benefits, including short and long-term disability benefits. [more] Full article

Court of Appeal at fault, 30 class actions become a total loss

Last summer, in David Polowin Real Estate Ltd. v. Dominion of Canada General Insurance Co., the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned its own decision on a question of law it decided just a few years ago in McNaughton Automotive Ltd. v. Co-operators General Insurance Co. In so doing, the Court wrestled with whether and when it could, or should, overrule one of its past decisions. [more] Full article