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Can a Buyer Back out of a Share Purchase Agreement Due to COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic disruption impacting transactions where parties seek to abandon deals…

Court Dismisses Injunction Request Pending Ruling on Mandatory Hotel Stays

The ongoing pandemic has affected numerous industries, government policies and individuals, resulting in a significant…

March is Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada, with the federal Competition Bureau creating a number…

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Adjournment of Hearings

Legal proceedings take a great deal of time, effort and expense from all involved to…

Discoverability In Claims for Contribution and Indemnity

Parties to civil proceedings in Ontario are permitted to bring into the litigation all persons…

How the Duty to Resolve or Simplify Can Affect Costs

The Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure (the “Rules“) dealing with the assessment and award of…

The Duty of Good Faith in Contracts, Further Defined

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) established a duty of good faith in contractual performance…

Objections to, and the Assumption of, Forum Conveniens or Non-Conveniens

There are many aspects of litigation to consider when bringing a claim, but perhaps first…

The End of Partial Summary Judgment?

A motion for summary judgment is one of the methods available to shorten the length…

The Importance of a Comprehensive Shareholder Agreement

The existence of a carefully thought-out shareholder’s agreement can go a long way to avoiding…