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Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 12:45 PM

Five new associates at WeirFoulds

WeirFoulds LLP announced that five associates have joined the firm: Alexandra DiCenzo, Elinor Izmaylov, Vipal Jain, Jonathan Lee and Claire McNevin. ... [read more]

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 1:44 PM

Builder’s risk or commercial general liability: which insurance policy applies? House under construction

When unfortunate circumstances (e.g. flood, fire, etc.) cause significant damage to a major renovation or expansion project while construction is underway, including damage to newly renovated property and pre-existing property, which insurance policy(ies) ought to cover the losses? ... [read more]

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 9:03 AM

Legal experts decry Ontario’s ‘terrible’ new community housing policy Daniel Del Gobbo

The Ontario government’s move to allow community housing providers to turn away prospective tenants who have been evicted from housing for committing a crime is raising alarm bells for lawyers and academics, who call the new policy disturbing and “terrible.” ... [read more]

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Tax audits likely coming for Home Depot commercial account holders Man_paying_cash

Earlier in September, Home Depot commercial credit cardholders received a message from the home renovation behemoth stating that it was required, by a court order, to disclose to the Canada Revenue Agency its commercial customers’ business names, addresses and the total annual amounts of purchases charged to their accounts. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 5:33 PM - Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 12:38 AM

SCC affirms Ontario owns Crown copyright in plans of survey filed with province’s land registry system Rosalie Abella

In its first judgment on Crown copyright, the Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld the summary dismissal of a breach of copyright class action launched in 2007 by Ontario’s land surveyors, whose plans of survey filed with the provincial land registry system are being sold online by a commercial database, on Ontario’s behalf, without payment to the surveyor-creators. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 1:50 PM

COPYRIGHT - Ownership - Crown

Appeal from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal affirming a decision dismissing a class action brought by Keatley Surveying Ltd (Keatley). ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 8:23 AM

CONDOMINIUMS - Developers - Obligations of

Appeal by the vendor from two summary judgments finding that the respondents were entitled to the return of deposits paid for two commercial condominium units and that the respondent Jung was also entitled to the return of the deposit paid for the purchase of a residential condominium unit in the same development. ... [read more]

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

Adding up cost of construction delays construction_costs_sm

No one likes delays. Whether it’s a rain delay at a sporting event or a subway delay stuck somewhere beneath the city of Toronto, delays cost us time that we would rather have spent doing something else. Sometimes, however, delays can cost not only time, but money as well. In this article, we discuss some of the key issues in calculating economic losses in construction delay claims. ... [read more]

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 8:48 AM

Start your engines: Franchise two-year rescission period stopwatch_flag_sm

Does the statutory two-year limitation period in provincial franchise legislation to deliver a notice of rescission start to run from the main franchise agreement or from any related agreement that is signed later, such as a sublease? ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 9:45 AM

Minden Gross hires partner, four associates

Minden Gross LLP announced that Abbasali (Ali) Kermalli has joined the firm as a partner in the business law group and Samantha Schreiber, Samantha Bogoroch, Nusrat Ali and Darren Nguyen have joined as associates. ... [read more]