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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]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 9:04 AM

Access to Justice: New fund aiming at solutions | Beverley McLachlin

On Sept. 10, 2019, the Beverley McLachlin Access to Justice Fund was launched. The fund’s aim is to provide financing for innovative approaches to improving access to civil and family justice. Through an application process the Fund will allow individuals and organizations to explore, test, measure and grow good ideas that advance our progress. We will begin receiving applications next year, with a transparent and publicly available application process. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

Consequences of non-resident speculation tax Grass_home_percent_sign

The Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) was introduced in the Ontario budget in 2017 as part of the provincial government’s measures to increase the affordability of housing. It applies to purchases of residential real property closing on or after April 21, 2017, when the property is located within the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, which includes Toronto and Hamilton. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 10:55 AM

Condo board elections and voting: No more proxy fraud Badly attended meeting

The condominium lifestyle grows ever more popular in Ontario: over 11,000 condominium corporations are registered throughout the province. Central to the destiny of each condo corporation is the quality of its governance. Yet the weak link in board governance often is the manner by which board elections are conducted, frequently resulting in disputes about legitimacy of directors and ultimately having direct financial consequences on the owners. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 9:18 AM

Police chief’s security protocol at HQ allowed under role as occupier, court rules

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that the screening process at police headquarters put in place by Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders for security purposes was a “reasonable measure” and an exercise of his “common law powers as an occupier.” ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:27 AM

LIENS - Priorities - Assignees of contract money

Appeal by Liquid Capital from a decision determining that the subcontractors had priority to the holdback. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

Cassels Brock welcomes 12 associates

Cassels Brock announced that the following 12 associates have joined the firm: Sean Baraich, Ave Bross, Tiffany Chiu, Tristan Davis, Joseph Hamaliuk, Heesoo Kim, Kelly Lee, Any Obando, Paras Patel, Jonathan Shepherd, Rebecca Sim and Jesse Tepperman. All formerly were summer students and articled with the firm. ... [read more]