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Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 4:23 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 4:27 PM

LSO debates need for professional name reader, mailing of certificates at call to bar ceremonies Atrisha Lewis, LSO bencher

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) grappled with two motions relating to operational changes to modernize the upcoming call to the bar ceremonies by having a professional name reader call the names of new licensees and by having certificates mailed out instead of issued in person during the call. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 5:59 AM

CONDOMINIUMS - Purchase and sale of

Application by the administrator for orders confirming the winding up of the strata corporation and approving the sale of the strata corporation. Application by owners J Mok and M Mok to set aside the appointment petition. The owners of one of the strata lots in Strata Plan VR 456, known as Spruce West, brought a petition seeking the appointment of an administrator. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 5:04 PM

‘Law is unclear,’ Alberta Court of Appeal says in allowing appeal from condo corporation Condominium Corporation No. 0522151 (o/a Somerset Condominium) was represented by Roberto Noce of Miller Thomson LLP

Whether or not a developer should be held responsible for poor construction that becomes apparent years after a condominium development has been sold is unclear, the Alberta Court of Appeal has observed in allowing an appeal from a condo corporation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 10:58 AM

Robins Appleby lawyer Taub left lasting legacy | Leor Margulies

Gerald (Gerry) Taub, head of the real estate group at Robins Appleby LLP from 1980 until the early 2000s, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at the age of 84. Gerry left a tremendous legacy in our real estate group, in our firm and most importantly, among his family and friends. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 8:35 AM

Gone phishing: panel discusses perils of remote work, surveillance risks to lawyers, clients Kevin Lo, Froese Forensic Partners Ltd.

In a panel discussion highlighting the shift to remote work, speakers emphasized the need for lawyers to turn their minds to privacy and security issues when working from home, noting that technology adopted during the pandemic can have surveillance impacts that can not only affect a lawyer’s practice, but their clients as well. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 8:20 AM

Privileged buyers: Is more real estate regulation needed? | Aesha Patel and Rawan Hussein

After the global pandemic, the real estate market in Ontario recently witnessed a massive increase in transactions. This market was not kind to buyers for a couple of years now. With more buyers in the market, the demand for homes had been at an all-time high, which resulted in a seller’s market. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 5:48 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Breach of - Conditions and warranties

Appeal by the vendors from a chambers judge’s finding that the respondent purchaser was not in breach of its obligation under a condition precedent in the purchase and sale agreement and ordering that the deposit of $300,000 be returned to the purchaser. The parties entered into an agreement for the purchase and sale of a care home in Abbotsford, BC that required the respondent purchaser, as a condition precedent, to apply for and obtain necessary approvals from the Fraser Health Authority (FHA). ... [read more]

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 9:42 AM

Nova Scotia’s Marine Renewal Energy Act: Important updates Windmills on water

Nova Scotia’s Marine Renewal Energy Act has been amended in response to concerns raised by those working in the sector. ... [read more]

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 6:00 AM

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES - Tenancy agreement - Selection of tenants - Landlord’s rules and regulations - Subletting

Appeal by D’Costa from a decision and order of the Landlord and Tenant Board (“Board”). The Landlord entered into a Lease with the Former Tenants. Pursuant to the early termination of the Lease, all the Former Tenants vacated. Evans, one of the Former Tenants, sublet his room to D’Costa for the last two months of the tenancy. The Landlord refused to accept rent from D’Costa. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 2:26 PM - Last Updated: Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 9:30 AM

Hudson’s Bay Company loses case over unpaid rent in B.C. Court of Appeal

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from the landowner of a mall at which the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) had stopped paying rent. ... [read more]