Category: Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Class Actions: Recent Developments and Practical Lessons

September 12, 2013

Class action practice and jurisprudence are evolving at an accelerated rate. Contributors to this rapid evolution include a plaintiffs’ bar that continues to seek out new business models, new causes of action and novel remedies; the increasing experience of counsel and the judiciary with the common issues trial process; and the increasing complexity of managing multi-jurisdictional claims. Blakes lawyers nationally…

Canada’s First Foreign Bribery Trial Results in First Conviction of an Individual

August 19, 2013

IntroductionOn August 15, 2013, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice convicted Nazir Karigar of offering bribes contrary to section 3(1)(b) of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). This is the first trial decision of a charge under the CFPOA, and the first conviction against an individual. In the course of convicting Mr. Karigar, the Court affirmed a number of interesting and potentially important…

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