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Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 5:00 PM

Letter from the Editor: The Lawyer’s Daily is now Law360 Canada

I am excited to announce that The Lawyer’s Daily is now Law360 Canada. The decision to launch a Canadian edition of the prestigious Law360 news brand reflects our commitment to create a market-leading offering for premium legal news worldwide while maintaining local news, on-the-ground reporting and expert analysis in Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 1:55 PM

Ontario appeal decision reaffirms court’s reluctance to set aside private arbitral awards Drawing of two hands shaking in front of scales of justice

In the recent decision of Tall Ships Inc. v. Brockville (City), 2022 ONCA 861, the Ontario Court of Appeal has reaffirmed the court’s narrow basis for setting aside private arbitral awards under Ontario’s Arbitration Act in circumstances where the parties have entered into an arbitration agreement which limits the right to appeal to only questions of law. ... [read more]

Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 12:07 PM

Lerners’ new firm chair Kuehl dedicated to gender parity, racial diversity and mentorship Cynthia Kuehl

Lerners’ newest firm chair is putting an emphasis on increasing gender and racial diversity at the firm by highlighting an intersectional issue: “choice.” ... [read more]

Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 9:08 AM

Trusts: A secret, powerful tool and Bill C-32 (Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act) Trusts key

Trusts are those legal documents that can make your eyes glaze over. But, if you do not have a trust, you could be facing a horror story. Or a sad one. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 6:35 AM

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES - Landlord’s remedies - Termination by landlord - Eviction order

Appeal by the Tenant of the decision of the Landlord and Tenant Board (Board) finding that because he was lawfully evicted, and the unit had been reoccupied by the Landlord’s son, the Board did not have jurisdiction to order his return to the rental unit. The Tenant lived in a basement apartment within the Landlord’s house from 1998 until his eviction in 2020. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 4:43 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Home Construction Regulatory Authority can now impose financial penalties on homebuilders

Two years into its mandate, the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) has announced that it is ready to impose administrative penalties on Ontario homebuilders or vendors who breach their legal and ethical obligations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 4:35 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - B.C. court grants foreclosure petition where mortgagor alleged mortgage occurred through fraud

The British Columbia Supreme Court has found no triable issues in a real estate case in which the mortgagor claimed that the mortgage on a Vancouver property was invalid due to alleged fraud. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 1:10 PM

The difficult art of handling clients Woman juggling five red balls

The art of managing one’s clients has befuddled many a lawyer. But Sean Dillman, an enterprising, tech-savvy, ex-general practitioner and co-manager of a law firm has come up with a novel approach: a client prepared for the lawyer experience, he says, will be much easier to manage. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 5:01 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court partially sets aside $400,000 default judgment; defendants allowed to file counterclaim

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice partially set aside a default judgment of $400,000 for individual defendants who did not defend a mortgage action in a timely manner, finding that allegations were “sufficiently serious” to allow them to defend the action. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 9:02 AM

Bread and circuses | Murray Gottheil

I keep reading about mental health issues in the legal profession. Too many lawyers are terminally unhappy. The problem appears to be impossible to fix. Even the Washington Post just ran an article titled, “Want to be happy? Then don’t be a lawyer.” ... [read more]