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Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Legal bend in the road

It has been argued that Ontario courts have failed on a number of occasions to properly apply the test for liability on the part of a municipal authority with respect to the maintenance of its roads. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Defining de facto

Louis XIV’s Finance Minister famously observed that “the art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Last rights

By now we have all heard about Target’s less than successful venture into the Canadian market. For some, the closing of Target stores in Canada, so soon after their trumpeted opening, also means the loss of their employment. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

All together or one at a time

There is little doubt that the strong trend in class proceedings for many years has been pro-certification. Although these cases open up the possibility of access to justice to aggrieved class members, they also often impose staggering cost on defendants. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Protecting that bright idea

What happens when your client discovers that a patent application for their invention was filed by an erstwhile business partner without identifying your client as an inventor or applicant? ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Defending the will

We all know it’s impossible to write an effective will for a client without investigating the details of the client’s circumstances and estate. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Ontario shifts workplace dynamic

Bill 18 was introduced in the Ontario legislature in July 2014 and received royal assent on Nov. 20. Many statutes governing provincially regulated workplaces and the employer-employee relationship have been modified as a result of this Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Solitary on the spot

Based on mounting evidence of the harmful and counterproductive effects of solitary confinement, a 2011 U.N. report called on states to limit solitary placements to 15 days and to not use solitary at all for young people or prisoners with mental illness. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Click and close

Ontario’s Electronic Commerce Act allows for signing a range of commercial transactions using electronic means such as digital signatures. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Leveling the world’s playing fields

The big question within the context of an international sport system is how to deal effectively with the resolution of disputes internationally. ... [read more]