Consultants claim Coastal Contacts cut them out of multimillion-dollar deal

Aug 19, 2014 - Kovacevic Consult Inc., John Kovacevic, Paolo Venturi and Tommaso Ferrari are suing Coastal Contacts Inc. for allegedly bailing on a consulting agreement before Coastal raised $430 million from a European eyewear firm with their help....    Full Article

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Class-action lawsuit targets CIBC mortgage penalties

Aug 05, 2014 - ‘Vague’ wording and ‘inappropriate’ calculations alleged in mortgage contracts Full Article


Food supplier claims Save On Meats owner Mark Brand

Aug 12, 2014 - Food supplier Sysco Canada Inc. is suing Mark Brand and the much-hyped Save On Meats restaurant for allegedly ... Full Article


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Aug 19, 2014 - Kovacevic Consult Inc., John Kovacevic, Paolo Venturi and Tommaso Ferrari are suing Coastal Contacts Inc. for ... Full Article

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Vancouver Island infomercial host committed fraud worth $65m against hundreds of people, says BCSC

Aug 12, 2014 - David Michael Michaels, a former mutual fund salesperson and infomercial host, defrauded 484 clients – many of whom were seniors – of... Full Article

Food supplier claims Save On Meats owner Mark Brand stiffed it on bills

Aug 12, 2014 - Food supplier Sysco Canada Inc. is suing Mark Brand and the much-hyped Save On Meats restaurant for allegedly failing to pay for more than $324,... Full Article

Lawyer claims Law Society of BC set out to ruin him

Aug 05, 2014 - Lawyer Kevin McLean is suing the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) over an allegedly defamatory "campaign of malicious public attacks"... Full Article

Canucks claim moving company stiffed team on sponsorship deal payment

Jul 30, 2014 - The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership is suing Galaxy Mobile Storage Inc. for allegedly failing to pay for a sponsorship agreement where the... Full Article

Lawyer engaged in illegal insider trading, says BCSC

Jul 30, 2014 - Weiqing Jane Jin, a lawyer from Beijing who is working in Vancouver, has engaged in illegal insider trading, according to the British Columbia... Full Article

Concord Pacific heading to court over False Creek park site

Jul 29, 2014 - Developer Concord Pacific is heading to court in an attempt to stop the False Creek Residents Association from having the company’s sales... Full Article

Three banks accused of fixing price of trillions of dollars worth of silver

Jul 29, 2014 - The Bank of Nova Scotia, Deutsche Bank and HSBC have been accused of fixing the price of trillions of dollars worth of silver, an allegation... Full Article

Government violated duty to consult Taku River Tlingit First Nation over Chieftain Mine project

Jul 24, 2014 - The province breached its duty to consult with a northern British Columbia first nation on a mine in their traditional territory, a B.C. Supreme... Full Article

City spent millions replacing defective and dangerous firefighting equipment, suit says

Jul 22, 2014 - The City of Vancouver is suing Draeger Safety Canada and Drager Safety UK for supplying allegedly defective breathing apparatuses that put the... Full Article

Vancouver woman defrauded hundreds of investors of at least $100m: BCSC

Jul 22, 2014 - A Vancouver resident – a former notary public – and two companies under her control committed fraud worth $100 million, found the... Full Article

B.C. stock blogger accused of using investor's money to shop at Starbucks, pay Visa bill

Jul 21, 2014 - A B.C. blogger who offered investment advice over Twitter is facing a hearing following allegations he took $15,000 from a single investor to... Full Article

Court case against Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson's ties to Hootsuite dismissed

Jul 21, 2014 - A provincial court judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged Vancouver’s mayor was in a conflict of interest over the lease of a city-owned ... Full Article

WordLogic suing SwiftKey maker TouchType for patent infringement

Jul 17, 2014 - Vancouver predictive text developer WordLogic Corporation (WLC) filed a patent infringement lawsuit July 14 against TouchType Ltd., WLC announced... Full Article

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Two men promoted securities in secret, finds BCSC

Jul 16, 2014 - Two men were involved in the promotion of securities for three companies using misrepresentations and misleading statements, found the British... Full Article

Vancouver residents committed $21 million fraud: BCSC

Jul 16, 2014 - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has determined that two Vancouver residents committed $21.7 million fraud but has yet to mete... Full Article

Development firm claims Tough Mudder stiffed it on the bill for obstacle course construction work in Whistler

Jul 15, 2014 - Timberview Developments Ltd. is suing Tough Mudder LLC and Tough Mudder Events Ltd., claiming it hasn’t been paid for building an obstacle... Full Article

Supreme Court clarifies provincial governance and impact of aboriginal title

Jul 15, 2014 - While this decision is... significant for the Tsilhqot’in people… it does not represent a fundamental advance for the law of... Full Article

Without Alberta and Quebec, national securities regulator won’t fly

Jul 10, 2014 - The federal government has touted the addition of two more provinces — Saskatchewan and New Brunswick — as a significant step towards... Full Article

B.C. university and high school students using illegal tobacco: study

Jul 09, 2014 - The use of illegal tobacco at high schools and post-secondary institutions in British Columbia has been found to be as high as more than 50% at... Full Article

Class claims Navistar trucks were defective

Jul 08, 2014 - N&C Transportation Ltd. launched a class action against Navistar International Corp., Navistar Inc., Navistar Canada Inc. and Harbour... Full Article

Tsilhqot'in case is not a template for resolving all First Nations land disputes

Jul 08, 2014 - Pursuing a solution through the courts costs as much time and money as staying in the treaty process, experts say Full Article

B.C. businessman accused of using investor’s money on his girlfriend

Jul 07, 2014 - An ex-mutual fund salesman accused of using a $73,000 investment to cover his girlfriend’s personal expenses is already in the midst of... Full Article

B.C. resident committed fraud, raised $11.7m, alleges BCSC

Jul 04, 2014 - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has issued a notice of hearing alleging that B.C. resident Thomas Arthur Williams committed... Full Article

Company claims union used confidential database to contact employees

Jul 01, 2014 - Wesgar Inc. is suing the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers, Shopmen’s Local 712 and an ... Full Article

North Vancouver day trader defrauded investors, alleges BCSC

Jun 25, 2014 - The British Columbia Securities Commission has issued a notice saying it will examine allegations that a North Vancouver day trader bilked four... Full Article

B.C. resident illegally distributed shares of Berkeley Coffee & Tea: BCSC

Jun 17, 2014 - Robert Waters, a resident of British Columbia and a former investment adviser, has been involved in the illegal distribution of securities, a... Full Article

Canfor claims $25 million in damages for boiler explosions at Northwood mill in 2012

Jun 17, 2014 - Canfor Pulp Ltd. is suing Andritz Inc. for $25 million in damages that occurred following internal explosions in a recovery boiler at... Full Article

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Surrey fights to shed its crime-ridden image

Jun 17, 2014 - While survey finds crime is still a top concern, statistics show the city is getting safer Full Article

Drycleaners could face jail time for violating environmental regulations

Jun 16, 2014 - A provincial court judge asked a lawyer to tell him why he shouldn't send a North Vancouver drycleaning company owner to jail after the company... Full Article

Former Cinnabar Explorations director sanctioned illegal trading, panel rules

Jun 12, 2014 - A former director of a B.C. mining company violated securities laws when he authorized the illegal sale of shares traded to seven investors in... Full Article

Charges laid in shooting of Vancouver business owner

Jun 12, 2014 - Attempted murder charges have been laid against a 61-year-old man suspected of shooting a bike store owner in Yaletown June 10 and exchanging... Full Article

Corruption common in Canadian companies: EY

Jun 11, 2014 - One in five Canadian executives believe that corrupt practices including bribery happen regularly in this country, according to EY’s latest... Full Article

B.C. man fined $2 million after investors lost $600K in Bigfoot ski resort

Jun 06, 2014 - A West Coast businessman has been fined $2 million after a B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) panel found investors in ski resort that was never... Full Article

Businesses using tax evasion software warned to come clean

Jun 06, 2014 - Software used by restaurants and other businesses to avoid paying taxes is now illegal, warns the Canadian Revenue Agency, which is asking... Full Article

Shell gas station contaminated Bank of Nova Scotia's branch property, suit says

Jun 03, 2014 - The Bank of Nova Scotia is suing Shell Canada Ltd. over contaminants that have allegedly migrated from the oil company's gas station onto the... Full Article

Invasion of the trademark snatchers

Jun 03, 2014 - Surrey businesses fear Bill C-31 will let ‘squatters’ poach brands Full Article

Securities regulator accuses B.C. businessman of fraud in two land deals

May 09, 2014 - A B.C. businessman is accused of duping investors into buying shares in a multimillion-dollar property that was in the process of being foreclosed.... Full Article

Suit claims WSP Canada’s engineering errors caused light fixtures to fall from roof of coal plant

May 06, 2014 - Global engineering firm Roberts & Schaefer Co. and its Canadian arm, Roberts & Schaefer Soros Canada Ltd., are suing WSP Canada Inc. for... Full Article

Lawyer son suing lawyer father after law practice buyout deal went sour

Apr 29, 2014 - Lawyer Ryan Fowle is suing his father and fellow lawyer Randall Fowle, claiming the elder Fowle began making "extreme financial demands and... Full Article

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Medical marijuana trimmer firm claims competitor unlawfully badmouthed business to ‘scare’ customers away

Apr 15, 2014 - Centurion Pro Solutions Inc. is suing Gateway Concepts and Ryan Hall, claiming Hall made false and misleading statements to discredit... Full Article

Trinity Western University law school grads can practice law: law society

Apr 11, 2014 - The Law Society of British Columbia's (LSBC) board of governors voted to allow graduates from Trinity Western University's (TWU) planned law... Full Article

Wine store claims B.C. Wine Institute wrongfully prevented sale of VQA store to Liquor Barn

Apr 08, 2014 - The Tasty Grape Wine Store and owner Cindy Holland are suing the British Columbia Wine Institute for allegedly unreasonably denying an application ... Full Article

New York finance firm sues Akela Pharma after investing millions, suit says

Apr 01, 2014 - New York-based finance company Ingalls & Snyder LLC is suing Akela Pharma Inc. and board members Beng Lai, Robert Rieder and Gordon Busenbark... Full Article

Suncor Energy’s random drug testing ruled “unreasonable”

Mar 27, 2014 - Yesterday’s arbitration panel ruling that random drug and alcohol testing by Suncor Energy Inc. would be unreasonable sends a clear signal --... Full Article

Former Blenz franchisees claim company stymied attempts to renew leases and sell their businesses

Mar 25, 2014 - A group of former Blenz Coffee franchisees is suing the coffee company Black Tusk Trading Co. and company directors Sarah Kate Moen, Brian Noble,... Full Article

One-third B.C. businesses tricked by fraudsters: poll

Mar 25, 2014 - West Coast businesses may need a little extra help keeping out of the crosshairs of conmen. Full Article

Father and son claim B.C. government’s expropriation of mineral claims sunk New Moon mining project

Mar 18, 2014 - A father and son in the business of exploring and developing mineral claims are suing the B.C. government for allegedly expropriating some of... Full Article

Heenan Blaikie dissolution shakes up local law sector

Mar 18, 2014 - Partners at large Vancouver firms urged to map out ways to avoid a fate similar to Heenan’s Full Article

Petitioners persist with lawsuit against Gregor Robertson

Mar 14, 2014 - Cedar Party mayoral candidate Glen Chernen is persisting with a petition that aims to have Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson turfed from office for ... Full Article

Mayor files stern response to lawsuit over HootSuite lease

Mar 11, 2014 - Mayor Gregor Robertson has filed an official legal response in the British Columbia Supreme Court March 10 to a petition alleging a conflict of... Full Article

B.C. government hit with another lawsuit over uranium moratorium

Mar 10, 2014 - The British Columbia government is facing another legal challenge over a moratorium on uranium and thorium exploration and mining –... Full Article

Construction firm files lawsuit to stave off business software trade organization's threatened litigation

Mar 04, 2014 - Yellowridge Construction Ltd. is suing the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and DigiFX Networks, claiming the trade organization has repeatedly... Full Article

Shareholder activism and Canadian companies

Mar 03, 2014 - Shareholder activism is on the rise. Recent findings show that Canadian companies were targeted by 6% of public activist campaigns worldwide in... Full Article

BC Place litigants settle retractable roof lawsuit

Feb 26, 2014 - The multimillion-dollar lawsuit surrounding BC Place Stadium's retractable roof has been settled out of court. Full Article

Port Mann Bridge contractor files suit over segment falling into Fraser River

Feb 25, 2014 - Contractor Kiewit/Flatiron GP is suing DEAL S.r.l., McNary Bergeron & Associates LLC, Sani Engineering Ltd., International Bridge Technologies ... Full Article

BC Place roof delays began early: Supreme Court opening arguments

Feb 20, 2014 - The work to build a new roof on BC Place Stadium was already behind when the French company hired to supply support cables began work in July 2010,... Full Article

Canadian Olympic Committee accuses North Face of wrongfully cashing in on Olympic glory with new clothing line

Feb 18, 2014 - The Canadian Olympic Committee is suing VF Outdoor (Canada) Inc., doing business as The North Face, for allegedly passing itself off as a sponsor... Full Article

Moving company claims lost business due to Better Business Bureau bad mouthing online

Feb 11, 2014 - GSSK International Movers Ltd. is suing the Better Business Bureau of Mainland British Columbia for defamation over statements that appear on the... Full Article

Court orders repayment of $6.5 M to investors in vacation scheme

Feb 06, 2014 - The Federal Court of Canada has ordered a UK immigrant who may be facing deportation to pay back more than $6 million to investors – many of ... Full Article

Strong Vancouver profit not enough to prevent Heenan Blaikie dissolution

Feb 05, 2014 - Heenan Blaikie LLP's 35-lawyer Vancouver office was one of the stronger of 10 global offices – but it was not enough to prevent partners at... Full Article

Consulting firm claims Barkerville Gold Mines refused to pay bills

Feb 04, 2014 - Mining consulting firm Mintec Inc. is suing Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. for allegedly failing to pay for research and analysis work on a mine... Full Article

U.S. court dismisses class action against GLG Life Tech Corp.

Feb 03, 2014 - A New York court has removed a cloud of uncertainty swirling above Vancouver-based sugar-substitute producer GLG Life Tech Corp.... Full Article

Firm sues Carson Air over alleged failure to pay for aircraft hangar construction

Jan 28, 2014 - Aries Construction Management is suing Carson Air and 600897 B.C. Ltd. for allegedly failing to pay $264,995 for construction work on an aircraft... Full Article

B.C. mining company Cinnabar Explorations permanently cease-traded: BCSC

Jan 27, 2014 - The British Columbia Securities Commission has ordered a B.C. mining company to permanently cease trading and has sanctioned two B.C. residents.... Full Article

Smelly Central Saanich composter loses court bid to get licence back

Jan 23, 2014 - The Capital Regional District's suspension of Foundation Organics' licence has been upheld by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.... Full Article

Super Save Disposal ordered to pay $145,000 fine

Jan 21, 2014 - A British Columbia court has ordered one of the province’s biggest waste haulers to pay a $145,000 fine for operating an unlicensed waste... Full Article

Mobile home park purchasers allege lawyer and realtor negligence

Jan 14, 2014 - Owners of a mobile home park are suing a lawyer and realtor who helped them buy their Kamloops property over what they claim was due diligence... Full Article

Military contractors steamed over meter installation

Jan 07, 2014 - Corix Utilities Inc. and Corix Utilities (US) Inc. are suing EXP Services Inc. for breach of contract and negligence, claiming steam meters... Full Article

Display designer claims insects infested Christmas decorations installed at government liquor stores

Dec 24, 2013 - Edgar Sandulo, a display designer and installer who does business as Edgar Designs, is suing Christmas Forever and Holland Imports Inc. for... Full Article

Ministry of Environment sued in power plant dispute

Dec 16, 2013 - Engineering consulting firm Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. (KWL) is suing Bluestem Wildlife Services and the Ministry of Environment for... Full Article

More affordable legal advice in the works: Law Society of BC

Dec 12, 2013 - More affordable legal advice and representation for British Columbia businesses and consumers may be coming if a transformation of the... Full Article

Non-payment alleged on defence subcontract

Dec 03, 2013 - A subcontractor who provided excavation and backfilling services to the Ministry of National Defence's Seaforth Armoury Project is suing Bulldog... Full Article

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How to protect your company's name

Nov 29, 2013 - A recent case proves that even if you choose a company name that is not already trademarked, you may be prevented from using it Full Article

College sues Google for defamation

Nov 26, 2013 - The New Image College of Fine Arts and its owners Charlie Van Dyke and John Craig are suing Google Inc., Google Canada Corp. and two unknown... Full Article

Former colleague sued for alleged exclusion

Nov 12, 2013 - A businessman is suing Privatis Technology Corp. and Steven J. McAuley, a former colleague, for allegedly excluding him from an online service he... Full Article

City ordered to halt construction on Kits Point bike path

Nov 08, 2013 - The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered that the City of Vancouver and the Board of Parks and Recreation halt any construction of a... Full Article

Teck Metals fined $210,000 for releasing sodium hydroxide in Columbia River

Nov 06, 2013 - Teck Metals Ltd., a division of Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.A), has been fined $210,000 by the British Columbia Provincial Court for discharging... Full Article

IKEA files suit against Teamsters in trademark tiff

Nov 05, 2013 - IKEA Canada is suing Teamsters Local Union No. 213 for trademark and copyright infringement after learning that union members have been allegedly... Full Article

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