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Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Security for Costs Order in Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation

Posted in Awards and Recognitions, Litigation, Mining

Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, 2017 ONCA 827

Overview

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the motion judge who ordered that the foreign-resident plaintiffs post approximately $1M in security for costs in order to continue their proceeding and appeal against Chevron Corporation (“Chevron”) and Chevron Canada.

This is a significant reversal, as the motion’s judge decision (analyzed here) called into question whether the plaintiffs would be in a position to proceed with their appeal of Justice Hainey’s decision dismissing the proceeding against Chevron Canada on the basis that its assets are not available to satisfy … Continue Reading

Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation – The Latest Development in the Enforcement Proceedings

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Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, 2017 ONCA 741

Overview

Resource extraction industries have been following the Yaiguaje v. Chevron proceedings closely.  The decisions that flow from this action have far-reaching implications surrounding the enforcement of international judgments and the application of those judgments against related domestic parties’ assets.

The proceedings took an interesting turn when the Ontario Court of Appeal recently assessed the merits of the appeal in a security for costs motion.… Continue Reading

McCarthy Tétrault launches Canadian Class Actions Monitor blog

Posted in Awards and Recognitions

For those who may be interested, McCarthy Tétrault has just launched its eleventh blog, Canadian Class Actions Monitor, at http://www.canadianclassactionsmonitor.com. The blog provides the firm’s views on class actions across Canada in sectors including securities, financial services, product liability, competition, healthcare and other areas of business. It also comments on the impact of class actions on Canadian businesses and the legal landscape, and shares our insights on specific class actions in Canada, related developments and cross-border influences

Please visit the blog!… Continue Reading

Canadian Appeals Monitor wins Clawbie

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We are delighted to share that McCarthy Tétrault’s Canadian Appeals Monitor blog has received a 2013 Clawbie (Canadian Law Blog Award) in the Practice Group Blog category, for its overall excellence in covering Canada’s appellate courts and cases.

2013 Canadian Law Blog Awards WinnerCanadian Appeals Monitor is one of McCarthy Tétrault’s 10 blogs covering a variety of practice areas. The Clawbies highlight in particular “This Week at the SCC” as “a strong regular contribution” that “really does take a national firm to pull off.”

We are also very proud of our partner Barry Sookman, whose eponymous Barry Sookman blog was a runner-up in … Continue Reading