Archive for the ‘ Marketing Law ’ Category

Another Slap in the Face for Ontario’s Injured Victims

 

On March 8, 2017, Ontario M.P.P. Mike Colle introduced a Private Member’s Bill, “An Act to amend the Law Society Act and the Solicitors Act with respect to matters related to personal injury claims and client agreements in legislature” (Bill 103).

Bill 103 set out a number of prohibitive measures including the capping of all new contingency fee agreements to no more than 15% of the award, a ban on all referral fees in personal injury matters and requiring Law Society approval of personal injury advertising.

While the purpose of the Bill may be well intentioned, it is very misguided and will only serve to diminish access to justice to Ontario’s most vulnerable. Read more

Contests Gone Wild: Controlling the Promotional Contest in Canada

 

 

Have you ever thought about organizing a Bikini Contest to give away a prize? What about organizing any promotional contest?

The reality is, promotional contests are absolutely everywhere.  Canadians love contests, and the contest industry is on a high. It’s almost impossible getting through your day without coming across some advertised contest. Whether you observe them online, on the radio, or on roadside billboards, the laws governing how these contests must run are crucial for every advertiser to be aware of in order to avoid severe criminal and civil penalties in the event of legal shortfalls. Read more