News Archive

As milestones must be celebrated, we are proud to share news of CorbinPartners' 25th anniversary as Canada’s trusted provider of market intelligence for boardrooms and courtrooms [1994 – 2019].

June 12, 2017

CorbinPartners’ survey evidence assists Federal Court with Captain Morgan matter

Consumer survey evidence from CorbinPartners assisted the Federal Court in a decision related to trademark infringement of the trade dress of Captain Morgan rum (Diageo Canada Inc v Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc). In the decision, Justice Boswell accepted the survey into evidence, and cited it as being “relevant to the ...

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May 1, 2017

MRIA adds Expert Evidence Chapter to Code of Conduct

The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association has added a new appendix on “Social Science as Expert Evidence” to the members’ Code of Conduct. The addition is based on Ruth Corbin’s adaptations of chapters she wrote for the Benchbook of the Federal Court of Canada and the Canadian Trademark Law Benchbook. ...

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February 1, 2017

Just released: CorbinPartners’ 2016 Year in Review

CorbinPartners has released the 2016 Year in Review of Social Science Evidence. This report catalogues references to survey and other social scientific evidence in Canadian legal and regulatory proceedings, as well as in expert literature. ...

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December 15, 2016

CorbinPartners survey evidence assists Federal Court on TMOB appeal

Consumer survey evidence from CorbinPartners assisted the Federal Court in a judicial review for Bauer Hockey Corp. v. Easton Hockey Canada, Inc. In the decision, Justice Richard Bell determined that affidavit evidence, including an expert report from Dr. Ruth Corbin, “would have materially changed the outcome of the [Trademarks Opposition] ...

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October 31, 2016

Dr. Corbin published in Annual Review of Civil Litigation

Dr. Ruth Corbin’s article “Breaking the Expert Evidence Logjam: Experts Weigh In” was recently published in the authoritative Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2016. The article addresses the perception that expert evidence can be a “problem area” in legal testimony; and focuses on worldwide efforts to improve the process by ...

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October 3, 2016

Ruth Corbin speaks at TLA Ethics and Professionalism session

CorbinPartners Chair Ruth Corbin will be speaking on cognitive bias in the courtroom on Wednesday, October 19, in Toronto. Corbin will be presenting her own research on the topic, as well as moderating a judge’s discussion on the ethics of using cognitive techniques. ...

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June 3, 2016

Ruth Corbin named MRIA Fellow for distinguished career contributions

We are proud to announce that CorbinPartners Chair, Dr. Ruth Corbin, was named a Fellow of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) at its annual national conference in Montreal. Among the significant citations in the nomination was Ruth’s contribution to the development of forensic market research in Canada. ...

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March 1, 2016

Just released: 2015 Year in Review – Social Science Evidence

CorbinPartners has released the 2015 Year in Review of Social Science Evidence. This report catalogues references to survey and other social scientific evidence in Canadian legal and regulatory proceedings, as well as in expert literature. ...

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January 22, 2016

CorbinPartners wins MRIA Award of Excellence for Bitcoin Study

CorbinPartners is honoured and excited to be a recipient of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association’s Murray Philp Altruistic Award. This award recognizes market research completed on a pro-bono or reduced remuneration basis that contributes positively to the beneficiaries of the organization’s work. ...

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January 22, 2016

Canadian merchants champing at the Bitcoin for greater consumer acceptance

CorbinPartners interviewed merchants across Canada about their experience with and opinions on Bitcoin. Four out of five of those who currently accept Bitcoin said they would recommend it to other Canadian businesses, citing speed, security and convenience as just a few of its advantages. ...

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