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23 december 2019

15:40
On December 20, 2019, the Brussels Court of First Instance handed down its judgment in The Republic of Kazakhstan v Ascom Group S.A. et al whereby it recognized and enforced a US$540 million arbitral award against the Republic of Kazakhstan on...

13:09
Attorneys from The PARRIS Law Firm and Panish Shea & Boyle LLP filed a restitution hearing brief that highlights many disturbing facts about the hazardous chemicals that SoCalGas withheld from the public and first responders.  Depositions involving...

11:00
On December 17, 2019 in Montreal, Canada Border Services Agency officers arrested Mohamed Ratni, a fugitive on the "Wanted by the CBSA" list. Mr. Ratni had been on the list since September 2016. The Algerian national had a Canada-wide warrant for...

10:05
A Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) will consider whether to accept a Settlement Agreement entered into between IIROC staff and Paul Barreca. The Agreement concerns conduct involving a failure to...

09:30
Canadian diplomats and their families who suffered acquired brain injuries while serving their country in Havana are reacting to the announcement that their U.S. counterparts are set to receive long-term, emergency care, while they continue to face...

09:15
On December 4th, 2019, members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force stopped a vehicle suspected of being involved in contraband smuggling activity. As a result of the investigation, a Search Warrant for a mini-storage unit located in the city of...

09:00
In the news release, WMI Liquidating Trust Announces Court Approval to Close Chapter 11 Cases, issued 20-Dec-2019 by WMI Liquidating Trust over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, first sentence, should read "between...

08:38
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are appealing to a person with mesothelioma or their family members to call us anytime at 800-714-0303. Mesothelioma does not observe holidays or weekends-neither do we. In fact-the holidays are in many...

08:33
Ally Law, a global legal network that includes more than 70 member firms and nearly 3,000 lawyers worldwide, is pleased to announce that eight law firms joined the organization in 2019. The addition of these new member firms, all of which are among...

08:00
Quantum Corporation announced today that the Company and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") have settled a cease-and-desist proceeding arising out of the SEC's investigation of the matters disclosed in the Company's Current Reports on...


21 december 2019

09:22
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CTRC) has handed down a clear and unequivocal finding that Bell is giving itself an undue advantage at TVA Sports' expense. Excerpt from the CRTC decision:"The Commission finds that...


20 december 2019

14:08
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Government of Quebec's decision to request that the Quebec Court of Appeal rule on the constitutionality of Bill C-92, the Indigenous child welfare act, is a setback that will...

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The Commission issued an Order in the above named matter. A copy of the Order dated December 20, 2019 is available at www.osc.gov.on.ca  OFFICE OF THE SECRETARYGRACE KNAKOWSKISECRETARY TO THE COMMISSION SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission

13:35
The UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust ("UEBT"), on behalf of the certified class of plaintiffs, and the People of the State of California, today sought preliminary approval of a historic, eve-of-trial settlement resolving all claims in their antitrust...

11:26
A federal court jury in Dallas has found former Dallas Cowboys player Michael Kiselak not guilty in a health care fraud case tied to prescription creams to treat pain and scars. Kiselak, 52, of Southlake, was charged in 2016 with conspiracy to...

10:31
Every three years, Georgia Power Co. presents its case for deciding power rates for residents, large commercial businesses and other businesses, including restaurants. During the first week of November, the PSC heard testimonies from various groups,...

10:00
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) today issued its latest Compliance Report highlighting its compliance priorities in the year ahead. "This report helps the firms we regulate focus their supervision and risk management...

09:00
WMI Liquidating Trust (the "Liquidating Trust") (the "Trust"), formed pursuant to the confirmed Seventh Amended Joint Plan of Affiliated Debtors under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (as modified, the "Plan") of Washington Mutual,...

08:00
On December 18, 2019, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (the "Court") advised that it will issue the form of order (the "Order") which IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. ("IBC") proposed is appropriate following the December 4, 2019 interlocutory...

06:55
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved a Notice of Certification of Class Proceeding ("the "Notice") for a class proceeding against BlackBerry Ltd. The Notice informs the class members about the case, who is included in the class, and how...

06:45
Bausch Health Companies Inc. ("Bausch Health" or the "Company") and its dermatology business, Ortho Dermatologics, one of the largest prescription dermatology health care businesses, have agreed to resolve the outstanding intellectual property...


19 december 2019

20:15
Alicia Sienne Voltmer, of counsel in the Dallas office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, served as lead counsel for Paul Quinn College, a nationally recognized Historically Black College, in the Rebecca Musser v. Paul Quinn College (PQC)...

20:09
The Law Offices of Lawrence H. Schoenbach, and the Law Offices of Dratel & Lewis, P.C. filed a 4.2-Billion USD federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf of U.S.-based Swedish asylum seeker Victor Carlstrom. The lawsuit was filed...

20:00
The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends members of the administration and the U.S. House of Representatives for their bipartisan leadership in passing the much-anticipated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA, the...

17:13
Hydro One Networks Inc. ("Hydro One"), Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution company, received a decision from the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") on the company's motion to reconsider the handling of pension contributions included...

17:04
FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger organization, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. (1:19-cv-03749-CKK) seeking release of the Boeing Corporation's proposed changes to the 737 MAX submitted to the Federal...

16:56
Building-disaster lawyers Robert J. Mongeluzzi and Andrew R. Duffy, of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C. (SMBB), are available to discuss today's raging, fatal South Philadelphia row-house fire that they preliminarily believe has "all the...

16:55
The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") announced that it has issued a Notice of Settlement Hearing dated December 10, 2019 regarding the presentation, review and consideration of a proposed settlement agreement by a Hearing Panel of...

16:51
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Feng Xue, managing partner of the firm's Shanghai office, has been appointed chair of the China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, a program that promotes Chicago as a global city,...

16:21
The United Steelworkers (USW) today filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana to protest Alcoa USA Corporation's terminating life insurance benefits for approximately 8,900 union-represented retirees. Alcoa...

16:00
WEQ Holdings Inc. (formerly WesternOne Inc.) ("WEQ" or the "Corporation") by The Bowra Group Inc. in its capacity as the Court-appointed liquidator of WEQ (the "Liquidator"), provides an update as to the liquidation proceedings. As announced in its...

15:30
On December 19, 2019, the Luxembourg Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in The Republic of Kazakhstan v Ascom Group S.A. et al whereby it recognized and enforced a US$540 million arbitral award against the Republic of Kazakhstan on Luxembourg...

14:30
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has added four new Vice President positions to its structure in a move that promises to smooth the path to continued growth. These new, high-value positions were filled from within by highly qualified...

14:30
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today, December 19, 2019, that tax evasion and fraud charges were laid as a result of a joint criminal investigation with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) into the illegal activities of an organized crime...

13:38
IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.'s ("IBC") complaint (the "Complaint") against Mr. Michael L. Schrider, Chief Operating Officer of Ucore Rare Metals. Inc. ("Ucore"), will proceed in Utah based on a recent ruling by United States District Court Judge...

12:38
On December 17, 2019 a proposed class action was filed in Toronto on behalf of all Canadians whose personal information was compromised in the LifeLabs privacy breach. The Breach is the largest to date in Canada and the first to include sensitive...

12:35
Today, the FEB Fair Trade Coalition, whose members include the Forging Industry Association (FIA), Ellwood Group, and Finkl Steel, filed petitions asking the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. Commerce Department to investigate...

11:40
An appearance has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) for the purpose of setting a date for the disciplinary hearing in the matter of Sean Michael Nother. The discipline hearing...

10:54
Beaumont-based law firm, Provost Umphrey, has filed a series of individual lawsuits in Harris County, Texas, against Equinor, a Norwegian-based energy company (formerly Statoil) and its related oil and gas entities. The firm is representing over 200...

10:49
Bracewell LLP announced today that K. Brock Bailey and Constance Gall Rhebergen have each been elected to serve three-year terms on Bracewell's management committee. K. Brock Bailey ? Bailey serves as the managing partner...

10:07
Berger Montague PC, Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin, LLC, and Sauder Schelkopf LLC are pleased to announce that the class action lawsuit filed by their clients against The Glen Mills Schools will proceed after the United States District...

09:05
For the second time in as many months, a unanimous jury in federal court agreed that Ford intentionally violated consumer protection laws and awarded the maximum penalties allowed.  The plaintiffs, Salvador and Yvonne Quintero, claimed that problems...

09:01
THE CATALYST CAPITAL GROUP INC. and HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY, RICHARD A. BAKER, LISA BAKER, LISA AND RICHARD BAKER ENTERPRISES, LLC, RED TRUST, YELLOW TRUST, BLUE TRUST, ROBERT BAKER, CHRISTINA BAKER, A TRUST FOR BETTINA JANE RICHMAN,  A TRUST FOR EMMA...

09:00
WorldAware, a global leader in risk management solutions, releases its annual Global Forecast 2020 report providing expert insight and analysis around geopolitical, environmental and other threat areas for 2020. The report breaks down key global...

09:00
Celgard, LLC (Celgard), a subsidiary of Polypore International, LP (Polypore), filed a First Amended Complaint against Defendants Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co. Ltd. (US) and Research Institute (Senior-California), Shenzhen Senior Technology...

08:29
Capital Pro-Égaux Inc. (the "Company") (NEX: CPE.H) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Technique d'usinage Sinlab Inc. ("Sinlab"), has entered into a confidential settlement agreement and mutual general release (the "Confidential Settlement...


18 december 2019

19:20
SmileDirectClub, , the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, today announced that 21 of the consumer "class"  plaintiffs under the Ciccio class action complaint have voluntarily withdrawn their...

18:05
A 2020 budget bill under consideration would authorize a one-year, $5 billion extension of the new markets tax credit (NMTC) past its scheduled sunset at the end of 2019. Community development professionals will discuss what lies ahead for the NMTC...

17:29
There's a story of a young Hollywood writer bragging to a veteran movie producer on the quality of his script, extolling that "It's not only a great comedy, but it also has a message." To which the producer replies: "Just write me the comedy....

16:59
A Hearing Panel of the Central Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has issued its Reasons for Decision dated December 17, 2019 ("Reasons for Decision") in connection with a settlement hearing held in Toronto,...