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A Saga of Debt Avoidance

Both the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (“ONSC”) and the Court of Appeal for Ontario…

Defamation Hurdles Overcome

The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) in Bondfield Construction Company Limited v. The Globe and…

Forfeited Deposits in a Commercial Real Estate Transaction

The Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) recently dealt with the issue of a claim for…

Jurisdiction Matters

Introduction In April of 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed killing and injuring…

Listeria Hysteria and Duty of Care

Introduction In 2008, Maple Leaf Foods (“MLF”) (two companies) was notified by the Canadian Food…

Paulus v. Fleury: Resolute Advocacy or Civil Fraud?

Facts before the Court of Appeal Background: The plaintiffs and the defendant were involved in…

Real Estate Litigation: Continuous Use Clauses in Commercial Leases

The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) recently reviewed  a “continuous use” clause in a commercial lease…

Specific Performance in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Specific performance is an equitable remedy in the law of contract. Its effect is to…

Recent Uber Decision Revisits The Use of Arbitration Clauses

With Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) kicked 2019 off with a…

Oppression and the Right to Financial Information

Recently we wrote to provide an overview of the Oppression Remedy. There, we learned that…