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A cautionary tale: Litigation investigator appointed in Sears matter

  • August 14, 2018
  • JJ Burnell and Richard Bars

On March 2, 2018, Justice Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted an order appointing Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP as litigation investigator in the Sears Canada CCAA proceedings, for the purpose of investigating rights and claims that Sears Canada entities and/or any creditors of the Sears Canada entities may have against any parties.

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Legal developments – Ontario

  • March 21, 2018
  • Tom Stevenson

On Jan. 1, 2017, the All Families are Equal Act came into force. The Act amends the definition of spouse under the Ontario Pension Benefits Act to reference the rules of parentage under the Children’s Law Reform Act.

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Legal developments – Québec

  • September 06, 2017
  • François Parent

François Parent of Lavery provides an update of legal developments in the pensions and benefits sector in Québec.

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Legal Developments – Atlantic Canada

  • September 06, 2017
  • Dante Manna and Stewart McKelvey

Dante Manna of Stewart McKelvey provides an update of legal developments in the pensions and benefits sector in Atlantic Canada.

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Exclusion of medical marijuana from benefits plan contrary to Human Rights Act

  • August 22, 2017
  • Cynthia Lazar

In Skinner v Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund, 2017 CanLII 3240, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry had to determine whether the Board of Trustees of his employee benefits fund violated Mr. Skinner's rights under Nova Scotia's Human Rights Act when it denied coverage for medical marijuana.

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