News and Legal Comment

The law is an ever-changing area as legislation and case law is continually developed. To help you remain up to date, we regularly post news and legal commentary in areas that are relevant to you.

Litigation advice and artificial intelligence

There is much talk in the news about artificial intelligence and the coming loss of jobs, in the legal profession as elsewhere. Without doubt, there are traditional legal tasks that have been successfully transferred to paralegals and will be further … Continue reading

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Post-employment earnings and mitigation

As frequently happens when the Superior Courts attempt to develop well-established common law principles in a way to do justice to the facts of a particular case, the creation of confusion rather than clarity among lawyers is the consequence. It … Continue reading

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Human Rights Tribunal awards damages of $200,000 for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect

All employers should be aware of this case, A.B. v. Joe Singer Shoes Limited, in which the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario awarded $200,000 to the complainant who was a retail worker subject to egregious sexual harassment and assault over … Continue reading

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Workplace Investigations

In an age in which equality, diversity and inclusion are the buzzwords, and employees are encouraged by an entire industry of advisors, supported institutionally and legally by human rights advocates and administrators of the Human Rights Code, to complain of … Continue reading

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Constructive Dismissal and Resignation

When an employer, typically for good business reasons, unilaterally changes the terms of an employee’s work conditions, such as duties or title, the employer runs the risk of a complaint by the employee that the change constitutes a constructive dismissal. … Continue reading

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MISUSE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

The firm was recently successful in restraining the conduct of a senior consultant to Ron’s client in the global security business by misusing confidential and proprietary information as a springboard to the success of the consultant’s new firm in direct … Continue reading

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LEASE INTERPRETATION: WHEN THE FACTS MATTER

The firm has recently been engaged in a matter involving the early termination of a lease where the status of the lease itself was unclear given that the tenant had stopped payment on the deposit to secure the lease, but … Continue reading

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Oppression

The oppression remedy provided under the Business Corporations Act confers on a Court broad equitable discretionary power to rectify “oppressive” conduct.  The SCC has recently confirmed in Wilson v. Alharayeri that corporate directors can bear personal liability in the context … Continue reading

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Cooperatives Versus Condo Corporations: Liability of Owners

Cooperatives are not generally regulated like Condominium corporations governed by the Condominium Act which spells out the rights of condo owners who own a physical unit in the condominium property.  In contrast, in a Cooperative, the owner does not own … Continue reading

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Oppression and Breach of Contract Action Against a Corporation and One Principal for Failure to Deliver Promised Shares

Representing Doctor who was promised shares in a retirement home project

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