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By James Plotkin In 108 Media Corporation v. BGOI Films Inc., 2019 ONSC 880, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice re-affirmed the predominant line of case law in Ontario holding that when parties insert the words “final and binding” into an arbitration agreement, they intend to preclude an appeal under section 45 of the Arbitration Act, 1991, […]Continue reading

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Congratulations to Katie Black, Recipient of the Top Forty Under 40 Award!   Our own Katie Black joins Jeff Saikaley in the Top40 Alumni! “The talent in this Forty Under 40 class represents the present and future for Ottawa’s business community,” said Ian Faris, president and CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade, in a statement. […]Continue reading

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The Supreme Court of Canada will soon revisit the Dunsmuir framework for the standard of review applicable to administrative action in the trio of appeals (Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov (37784), Bell Canada et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) (37896) and National Football League et al.  v. Canada (Attorney General) (37897)) Alyssa […]Continue reading

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Our own James Plotkin was interviewed recently on the lawsuits commenced by movie rights holders against thousands of Canadians for alleged illegal download of content such as movies and TV shows. https://www.vice.com/fr_ca/article/zm5bwa/les-poursuites-pour-telechargements-illegaux-sont-en-hausse-au-canada https://torrentfreak.com/movie-outfits-are-quietly-targeting-canadian-file-sharers-in-court-180904/ https://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/09/07/canadians-sued-file-sharing_a_23520421/ https://business.financialpost.com/telecom/media/massive-infringement-movie-rights-holders-are-suing-illegal-downloaders-and-winning https://ottawacitizen.com/telecom/media/massive-infringement-movie-rights-holders-are-suing-illegal-downloaders-and-winning/wcm/9fd319c5-903d-4956-bc8a-4972f8f4dfa7 https://vancouversun.com/telecom/media/massive-infringement-movie-rights-holders-are-suing-illegal-downloaders-and-winning/wcm/168751a6-bcc0-48af-ad5d-95f296724123 https://business.financialpost.com/telecom/top-court-makes-it-more-expensive-to-sue-online-movie-pirates Radio interview: https://soundcloud.com/user-965676831/jim-harrison-show-james-plotkin-sept-11?

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We are honoured to have Michel Bastarache and Ivan Whitehall launch our arbitration practice group and offer their services as arbitrators/mediators. Our amazing group of lawyers at the firm also provide support to the arbitrators in both domestic and international arbitrations. http://digital.ontarioreports.ca/ontarioreports/20180629/?pg=45&pm=2&u1=friend

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