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Summary Judgment for American Forwarder in Ontario Court

On 20 November 2009, Justice Pitt of the Ontario Superior Court handed down a summary judgment in favour of New Jersey based forwarder and NVOCC (and Magrath O’Connor client) American Transport Logistics against a Toronto-based shipper, Kobi Group. The case … Continue reading

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The Scope of Federal Jurisdiction: Consolidated Fastfrate v Teamsters

Readers may be surprised to learn that an unheralded labour law case is now awaiting appeal before the Supreme Court and is poised to become one of the most significant legal decisions affecting Canadian forwarders. On the surface, the dispute … Continue reading

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Federal Court decision on Taxpayer information

The Court amended their original decision (Gordon v Canada [2007] F.C.J. No. 358, 2007 FC 253, 328 F.T.R. 23, 2007 D.T.C. 5180, 156 A.C.W.S. (3d) 504)  to include that the Department of Justice can access the files of the Canada … Continue reading

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Federal Court Awards Costs Against Department of Justice

Costs were against against the Department of Justice representing Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada for bringing a motion under the Income Tax Act s. 241. Justice O’Keefe awarded costs even though the defendant (HMQ) succeeded in its … Continue reading

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Forwarder wins Summary Judgment based on CIFFA STCs

In reasons dated 7 March 2008, Justice Hugessen of the Federal Court of Canada rendered judgment in favour of the plaintiff forwarder Locher Evers International (LEI). The principal claim was for approximately $215,000 in outstanding charges arising out of more … Continue reading

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Federal Court Decision on use of taxpayer information

The Federal Court ruled on s. 241 of the Income Tax Act – the use of taxpayer information and when it can be released. Subject to notice given to the affected taxpayers, their information can be released during the course … Continue reading

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