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 Centurion’s medical marijuana trimmer products.    Full Article

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Wine store claims B.C. Wine Institute wrongfully

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


Trinity Western University law school grads can

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


Former Blenz franchisees claim company stymied

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

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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

Family-owned home supply store claims Home Hardware conspired with lenders to force sale or liquidation

Mar 11, 2014 - R. Home Supply Centre Ltd. and Rock and Angela Petrick are suing Home Hardware Stores Ltd. and the Bank of Nova Scotia for conspiracy,... 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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Commercial property crime on the rise in Vancouver

Oct 29, 2013 - Increase in business burglaries concentrated in East Vancouver and the downtown core Full Article

Mining company sued for $340,000 in alleged unpaid wages

Oct 29, 2013 - A project and construction management consultant is suing North American Construction Group (NACG) and Terrane Metals Ltd. for $340,000, claiming... Full Article

B.C. man gets lifetime ban from BCSC for committing fraud

Oct 25, 2013 - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has sanctioned a B.C. man for committing fraud through his various businesses, which include... Full Article

Suburban taxi companies win court battle to pick up Vancouverites

Oct 24, 2013 - Vancouverites will soon have better access to taxis on weekend nights thanks to an October 23 BC Supreme Court ruling.... Full Article

ZLC sues former president for alleged wrongful competition

Oct 22, 2013 - ZLC Private Investment Management Inc. is suing former president Carrie Lyle for allegedly wrongfully competing against the investment management... Full Article

Director and officer of B.C. company agrees to sanctions: BCSC

Oct 15, 2013 - Leonard George Ralph has reached a settlement agreement with the British Columbia Securities Commisssion (BCSC), after admitting that he failed in ... Full Article

Small Business Week: Making sense of trademarks – what, when, why and how

Oct 15, 2013 - You cannot register as a trademark the common name of the product or the service itself. For example, you cannot register “apple” in... Full Article

Delta sues farm for Burns Bog damage

Oct 15, 2013 - Metro Vancouver and the Corporation of Delta are suing a farm and construction company for allegedly damaging Burns Bog.... Full Article

Sun Peaks shareholders sue over tax advice

Oct 08, 2013 - The shareholders of a company that once owned Sun Peaks Resort are suing their accountant for allegedly giving them bad tax advice, which resulted ... Full Article

Former Surrey planner accused of taking bribes pleads guilty to breach of trust

Sep 30, 2013 - A former Surrey city planner has pleaded guilty to breach of trust in connection with allegations that he took bribes from developers and lied to... Full Article

Goldcorp chair reprimanded, settles with OSC

Sep 20, 2013 - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced September 20 that it has approved a settlement agreement with Goldcorp chair Ian Telfer, who... Full Article

BCSC sets hearing for backers of Vancouver Island’s biggest development

Sep 18, 2013 - The British Columbia Securities Commission has set a date next summer to hear evidence alleging that Victoria-based ... Full Article

DTES rooming house landlord sues owner of collapsed Powell Street building

Sep 11, 2013 - One Vancouver non-profit service agency is suing another after a heritage building in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside collapsed against an adjacent... Full Article

Construction company sues insurer over $1.9 million data entry mistake

Sep 10, 2013 - A construction company is suing its insurer over what it claims is a computer error that resulted in the company paying $1.9 million to the wrong... Full Article

Arts Club sues sprinkler inspectors for flooding theatre

Sep 06, 2013 - The Arts Club Theatre Society is suing a numbered company that does business as Vancouver Fire & Safety for allegedly causing a flood in its... Full Article

Family business report: Think twice before hiring your spouse

Sep 03, 2013 - Losing that happy state is never more likely to happen than when the owner suddenly decides his or her spouse should join the group Full Article

North Vancouver media company sues former employee who set up competing business

Aug 27, 2013 - A North Vancouver media company is suing a former employee for allegedly using proprietary information to develop a competing business.... Full Article

English-language school operator sues student advocate for defamation

Aug 26, 2013 - The vice-chair of the Crown corporation that regulates private, post-secondary education has launched a defamation lawsuit to silence a critic of... Full Article

Law society gives Vancouver lawyer 45-day suspension

Aug 26, 2013 - Vancouver lawyer Laird Russell Cruikshank has been suspended for 45 days starting September 1 and must reimburse the Law Society of British... Full Article

Suit claims former fitness facility GM solicited key corporate client

Aug 20, 2013 - Studeo 55 Fitness Inc. is suing a former general manager for resigning at a crucial time and then allegedly soliciting a key corporate client to... Full Article

B.C. timeshare company and its directors distributed shares illegally: BCSC

Aug 16, 2013 - The British Columbia Securities Commission announced this morning (August 16) that it has found that a B.C. timeshare company and four of its five ... Full Article

Backers of Vancouver Island's biggest development broke securities laws: BCSC

Aug 14, 2013 - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is alleging that the developers behind Vancouver Island's largest real-estate project, Capital... Full Article

Court overturns discrimination ruling against Victoria Shipyards

Aug 14, 2013 - The Supreme Court of B.C. has overturned a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruling that a black worker had been subject to discrimination while working... Full Article

Chicago investment firm allegedly defrauded three B.C. residents: BCSC

Aug 14, 2013 - The British Columbia Securities Commission has issued a notice of hearing alleging that a Chicago-based investment firm committed fraud and traded ... Full Article

B.C. company director lied about link to offshore trading, alleges BCSC

Aug 13, 2013 - The British Columbia Securities Commission has issued a notice of hearing alleging that a B.C. man lied to commission staff about his connection... Full Article

Osoyoos Indian Band company sues lawyer after zoo investment sours

Aug 13, 2013 - The Osoyoos Indian Band Development Limited Partnership (OIBDLP) is suing a lawyer after an investment in a tourism attraction at the San Diego... Full Article

BCSC panel finds fraud in sports-betting scheme

Aug 12, 2013 - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) announced August 9 that one of its panels found that a B.C. man committed fraud, made false... Full Article

Kootenay fuel spill prompts class-action lawsuit

Aug 09, 2013 - Residents of a rural Kootenay valley affected by a fuel spill that dumped 35,000 litres of jet fuel into a creek have launched a class-action... Full Article

Royal Bank sues former Waldorf hotel operators

Aug 08, 2013 - Seven months after former Waldorf Hotel operator Waldorf Productions Inc. went public with a plea for support and broke the news that developer ... Full Article

BCSC alleges that foreign exchange trader committed fraud

Aug 07, 2013 - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is alleging that a self-employed trader in foreign exchange (Forex) committed fraud by... Full Article

Canada Line rules, location stalled Jugo Juice franchises: lawsuit

Aug 06, 2013 - Three former Jugo Juice franchisees are suing the Ontario-based smoothie vendor for allegedly misrepresenting the business case for Jugo Juice... Full Article

Pharmasave Drugs sued for allegedly overfilling morphine prescription

Aug 06, 2013 - A patient is suing Pharmasave Drugs for allegedly filling a morphine prescription with pills that were ten times stronger than they were supposed... Full Article

Chinese lawyer working in Vancouver engaged in insider trading: BCSC

Aug 02, 2013 - A Beijing lawyer working in Vancouver has engaged in illegal insider trading, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has alleged.... Full Article

Former geologist allegedly tipped off wife, engaging in insider trading: BCSC

Aug 01, 2013 - A former geologist allegedly shared insider information pertaining to a company he worked for as a consultant with his wife, leading to her... Full Article

Computer security business sues health authority over computer lock contract

Jul 30, 2013 - A computer security company is suing the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) for allegedly breaching a contract to supply computer locks... Full Article

Wall Centre hotel alleges guest set off sprinkler

Jul 23, 2013 - SWC Hotels LLP, which does business as Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel (SWCH), is suing the Lebanese American University (LAU) and Saad Lina... Full Article

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BC Place roof trial to be delayed until next February

Jul 22, 2013 - The multimillion-dollar trial over the BC Place roof renovation, which was scheduled to begin October 21, has been postponed for several months... Full Article

BCSC issues warning about aircraft investment company

Jul 19, 2013 - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has issued a warning to the public about a British Virgin Islands-based company that purports to ... Full Article

Group alleges Food Network stole its program idea

Jul 16, 2013 - A group of Vancouver-area residents and one business are suing Food Network Canada Inc., Cineflix Media Inc./Media Cineflix Inc., 4512812 Canada... Full Article

Commercial Drive Business Society alleges logo misuse

Jul 09, 2013 - The Commercial Drive Business Society (CDBS) is suing a business on Commercial Drive, claiming that it used the CDBS logo without permission.... Full Article

Sustainability report: Will B.C.'s major projects be decided in a courtroom?

Jul 09, 2013 - Careful attention, good faith and concerted effort are always required in environmental assessment and permitting Full Article

Trucking company sues Encana after tractor-trailer accident

Jul 02, 2013 - A trucking business is suing Encana and Spectra Energy Transmission after a semi tractor-trailer accident on a road near Fort Nelson.... Full Article

BCSC alleges Vancouver man structured business to evade securities regulations

Jun 25, 2013 - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has issued a notice of hearing alleging that the director and sole executive officer of a Nevada ... Full Article

BC Hydro sues Wall Financial for alleged damage to equipment

Jun 25, 2013 - BC Hydro is suing Wall Financial for allegedly hiring workers who negligently repaired a sidewalk, thereby crushing a BC Hydro cable, causing $26,... Full Article

Family business report: Will your family business be a casualty of a divorce?

Jun 25, 2013 - Treating divorce as a personal matter when you have a family business could underserve the needs of all involved Full Article

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