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Changes to the Class Proceedings Act Take Effect October 1

Bill 161, a Bill including a number of amendments to several Acts, received Royal Assent…

The High Cost of Self-Representation in Litigation

There is an old adage that says that any lawyer who represents themselves has a…

Constructive Trusts: A Remedy for Wrongful Conduct

Constructive trusts are sometimes used by a court to impose a remedy for a party…

Derivative Contracts: Speculation or Hedging?

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently released an important taxation decision dealing with how…

A Principled Exception to the Hearsay Rule

Hearsay evidence is defined as an out of court statement being used to prove the…

ONCA Determined to Move its Docket Forward in Party’s Absence

As the litigation dockets continue to grow now that courts are resuing services after being…

The Condominium Act & The Oppression Remedy

We have previously written about the remedy of oppression, and how it applies to the…

The Presumption of Undue Influence

The equitable doctrine of undue influence is there to prevent one person from taking advantage…

Shareholder Disputes Expected to Rise in Canada’s Cannabis Industry

When cannabis was legalized in Canada in 2018, many people, including financial investors, assumed the…

The Rule in Foss v. Harbottle

The rule in Foss v. Harbottle is well established in Ontario law.  The rule prevents…