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Resolving Legal Disputes During COVID-19

The fallout from the global spread of COVID-19 has had a major impact on every…

Force Majeure and Frustration in Contracts Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has clearly had a significant adverse impact on the economy of Ontario, Canada and…

The Discoverability of Oppression Claims

The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) in Maurice v. Alles (2016) found section 4 of…

The Importance of Sufficiently Proving Damages

In civil litigation for breach of contract, establishing a breach is only part of the…

Willful Blindness and Fraud

When it comes to fraud, people sometimes think that they can claim innocence if they…

Ontario Establishes Serious Fraud Office

This past summer the Ontario government, quietly created a new organization whose responsibility is to…

Extending the Time in Which to Seek Leave to Appeal

The Divisional Court (ONSC) recently dealt with this issue in Amphenol Canada Corp. v. Sundaram…

Adding a Defendant & “Reasonable Discoverability”

In the course of a litigation file, misapprehensions sometimes occur. When there is confusion as…

The Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation

The legislation is meant to codify the laws of the applicable jurisdiction and provide guidelines…

Security for Costs

What is an Order for Security for Costs? Granting a motion for security for costs…