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.

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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Termination of Commercial Real Estate Contract on Basis of Alleged Breach of Environmental Warranties; Return of Deposit

Representing plaintiff purchaser who terminated an agreement of purchase and sale for a commercial property which, according to environmental reports, could not be developed on a cost-effective basis.  The purchaser demanded return of his deposit.  The vendor refused.  The purchaser … Continue reading

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Employment Termination for Cause

Defence of corporation which fired employee for cause after theft of company property.  Termination for cause is risky business, the onus being on the employer to prove just cause; the failure to so prove can result in higher damages payable … Continue reading

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Alleged Human Rights Code Violations

Defence of large dental practice corporation and of gas companies and their principals for alleged violations of Human Rights Code on basis of gender, marital status and age.  Allegations of this nature are a stretch in many instances but are … Continue reading

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Resignation and Competition with Former Employer

In a recent matter involving the sale of a business to a large public company, the vendor was required to sign an agreement with typical confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses.   The acquisition was not a business success. The purchaser … Continue reading

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Withdrawing from a Partnership

Ron routinely advises partners of law and accounting firms on the strategic management of their withdrawal from professional partnerships. He has done so recently for four separate clients. In the consideration of goals, strategy and tactics, the factors to take … Continue reading

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