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Adam Taylor joins McCarthy law firm

Adam Taylor has left Bennett Jones to join McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group as a partner in Toronto.

Taylor is a corporate finance and M&A lawyer whose experience embraces the mining, natural resource, technology, media and entertainment sectors.

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Wiretaps at centre of gas price-fixing class action

Litigators are watching with interest a Supreme Court of Canada case scheduled for April 24, which will decide whether wiretap information gathered in a Competition Bureau criminal investigation on gasoline price fixing should be turned over to class action lawyers prosecuting a civil case. 854 more words

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Judge appoints Richard Ravitch to advise on Detroit bankruptcy plan

Richard Ravitch, who helped New York weather its fiscal crisis in the 1970s, was named by the judge overseeing Detroit’s record municipal bankruptcy as a court consultant on that city’s debt-cutting plan. 400 more words

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GM asks bankruptcy judge to affirm freedom from ignition switch liability

General Motors Co., which is fighting at least 37 lawsuits over faulty ignition switches, asked a bankruptcy judge to reaffirm a 2009 order freeing the automaker from most of its predecessor’s liabilities. 288 more words

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Cheerios maker General Mills scraps plan to bar consumers from suing the company if they engage with it online

NEW YORK — General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company.

The company, which owns Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait, had posted a notice on its website notifying visitors of a change to its legal terms — visitors using its websites or engaging with it online in a variety of other ways meant they would have to give up their right to sue. 189 more words

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Hong Kong man claims he saved wild boar's 'bacon'

Last year, Toronto courts had to solve the custodianship of the so-called IKEA monkey, Darwin. Now Hong Kong courts are struggling with what to do about a wild boar named Little Tommy. 258 more words

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When 'liking' a brand online voids the right to sue

Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you legal rights?

General Mills, the maker of iconic cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways. 1,047 more words

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