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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 3:04 PM

Businessman ordered to pay damages for anticipatory breach of purchase and sale agreement

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ordered that a businessman who breached a purchase sale agreement to buy a fastener manufacturing company must pay $39,839 in damages. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 2:30 PM

Birth of the metaverse: New digital interactions Hand holding digital assets

In part two of this four-part series we took a historical look at legal definitions of ownership begging the question, what system of ownership is applicable to assets in the metaverse? Is the law dependent on who the user is, meaning an individual’s nationality and where they reside, or is the law dependent on the type of asset owned? Does it matter if the asset is virtual real estate, or a luxury Birkin bag an individual’s avatar used in a game? ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 2:09 PM

Ottawa announces new rules to regulate sale, transfer of non-restricted firearms Marco Mendicino

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has announced what he describes as “new, more stringent” rules to improve the regulation of the sale and transfer of non-restricted firearms. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 2:03 PM

Pulp mill owners granted mediation order in fight with Nova Scotia

A mediation order has been granted between the owners of a pulp mill and the Province of Nova Scotia by the B.C. Supreme Court.  ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 1:43 PM

Role of artificial intelligence for everyday business Airbot

Robert Kepes, a principal of Morris Kepes Winters LLP which is a boutique firm at 390 Bay St. in the middle of Toronto’s financial district, says he is seeing increased traffic nowadays as people gradually return to the office. He and his two partners are now back on-site on a full-time basis, but he says the building which is home to many law firms remains by his estimation about three-quarters empty. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 11:43 AM

Alberta’s municipal statutory defences under fire: Part one Umbrella under attack

Certain sections of the Alberta Municipal Government Act place legal duties on municipalities, while other sections provide them with broad defences. These sections occasionally come into conflict, but previous judicial decisions have tended to favour applying statutory defences broadly to immunize municipalities from liability. (See Ellis v. City of Lethbridge, 2020 ABQB 783; Shanks v. Calgary (City), 2003 ABQB 56; Pulkinen v. Crowsnest Pass (Municipality), 2020 ABPC 53.) This is largely due to the unique budgetary constraints (as well other demands) faced by municipalities. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 9:13 AM

Aboriginal business council names winner of Indigenous women in leadership award

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) announced Shelly Mandeville as the recipient of the 2022 Indigenous Women in Leadership (IWIL) award. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 4:48 PM

SNC-Lavalin, Quebec prosecutor announce remediation agreement over bridge contract kickbacks Kenneth Jull

SNC-Lavalin and Quebec’s Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales (DPCP) have announced a remediation agreement with respect to charges laid over a bridge contract awarded two decades ago. It is believed to be the first in Canada since the country’s remediation agreement regime came into effect in 2018. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 2:28 PM

Product liability causes of action in 2022 Cardboard box with a question mark in it

Product liability causes of action, including in negligence, breach of express warranty and breach of implied warranty under consumer protection legislation, are staples of both individual actions and class actions. Recent decisions in this area continue to shape its evolution, as discussed below. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 1:56 PM

Toronto-Dominion Bank’s motion for summary judgment in proposed class action is dismissed

The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s summary judgment motion against a former customer who accused TD of using false, misleading and deceptive representations concerning its non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees has been dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. ... [read more]