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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS - Interpretation

Appeal by Burlington Airpark Inc. (Airpark) from an order requiring it to file an application for a permit under the respondent City’s 2014 bylaw for fill work and site alteration carried out before the bylaw was passed and while an earlier bylaw was in effect. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 8:56 AM

In squashing validity of 'promise doctrine' top court clarifies patent boundaries | Richard Pound

A unanimous decision of the full Supreme Court of Canada drove a stake through the heart of the so-called "promise doctrine." ... [read more]

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

Two new associates join Cox & Palmer in Fredericton

Megan Stymiest and Martin Bourgeois have joined Cox & Palmer as associates and will work out of its Fredericton office. ... [read more]

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 12:27 PM

Two new associates join Robins Appleby

Robins Appleby has added two new associates, Jonathan Preece and Ladislav Kovac. ... [read more]

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 11:41 AM

OFFENCES AND ENFORCEMENT - Commission orders in the public interest - Powers of Commission - Disgorgement

Appeals by the defendants from disgorgement orders made against them by the Securities Commission under s. 161(1)(g) of the Securities Act (Act). ... [read more]

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 7:40 AM

Cassels Brock was in conflict of interest by acting for three parties in same case, court of appeal rules Marie-Andree Vermette

The Ontario Court of Appeal has issued a blanket endorsement of a trial judge’s findings of liability against law firm Cassels Brock & Blackwell, ruling that it was in a conflict of interest and breached its fiduciary and contractual obligations to a group of auto dealers during the restructuring of General Motors of Canada Ltd. ... [read more]

Friday, July 07, 2017 @ 11:05 AM

LEASE - Contract of lease - Commercial - Interpretation - Obligations of lessee

Motion by Michael Rossy Ltd. (Rossy) for leave to appeal the judgment which granted 9190-9309 Québec inc.’s (9190) motion for an interlocutory injunction and enjoined Rossy to occupy and use for the purposes of carrying on its business a retail store leased from 9190 in the latter’s shopping center. ... [read more]

Friday, July 07, 2017 @ 8:54 AM

Courts struggle for balance with material changes to renewal franchise agreement

How much leeway does a franchisor have to introduce material changes into a renewal franchise agreement? This depends on the wording of the renewal clause in the original franchise agreement. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 06, 2017 @ 12:23 PM

CGCA Tomorrow's Leader winner calls on bar to mentor junior diverse lawyers

Ingrid Minott, who was named Tomorrow’s Leader at this year’s Canadian General Counsel Awards, has a challenge for veteran members of the bar. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 06, 2017 @ 7:22 AM

LSUC panel ignites debate at Convocation over delivery of legal services through civil societies Malcolm Mercer sm

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Alternative Business Structures Working Group ignited debate at the last Convocation before the summer break with a motion to allow licensees to deliver legal services through civil society organizations. ... [read more]