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Articling student Jayashree Sivakumar writes on the issue of navigating the politics of names —

Articling student Jayashree Sivakumar writes with Iyarusalem Biftu on the issue of navigating the politics of names while entering the legal profession

“Navigating the Politics of Names” The Lawyer’s Daily:  https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/19973/navigating-the-politics-of-names-iyarusalem-biftu-and-jayashree-sivakumar?category=opinion

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Margaret Waddell in Law Times: “Superior Court Ruling Clarifies Auditors’ Liability” —

The following article appeared in the Law Times on July 24, 2017. Visit the original articleLawyers say a recent Ontario Superior Court decision spells out auditors’ liability to their clients’ clients. In Lavender v. Miller Bernstein, Justice Edward Belobaba sided with investors who brought a class action lawsuit against an accounting firm that had audited a now-defunct securities dealer, Buckingham Securities. The plaintiff said the accounting firm, Miller Bernstein, was liable for negligently signing off on reports that falsely said the dealer was in compliance with the Ontario Securities Commission’s requirements on segregation and minimum capital requirements. While the investors had never seen those reports, Belobaba ruled that the auditors had a duty of care to the investors.

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