Littler attorneys in Canada and Puerto Rico named to 2020 Best Lawyers™ list

(August 21, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that attorneys in its Canada and ... Read more

Toronto woman must pay damages to Celine, Givenchy, Dior, and Louis Vuitton in counterfeit sales case

By Sepideh Nassabi Natalie Mary Tobey sold counterfeit Celine, Givenchy, Dior, and Louis Vuitton merchandise through a retail business operating at various locations including a home on Old Yonge ... Read more

McLeish Orlando is excited to welcome three new associates to our team of lawyers

We are proud to announce that Nicole Fielding, Courtney Stewart, and Taraneh Etemadi have joined our team of lawyers. Nicole Fielding is a long standing member of McLeish ... Read more

Not your standard “standard-form” contract: The interpretation of contracts on appeal

By Marco P. Falco Standard-form contracts are ubiquitous. From insurance to real estate, template agreements are the most common form of contractual obligation between Canadian consumers and the ... Read more

Consent can’t be ‘frozen in time’ even if embryos can be, appeals court finds

By Adam Black Today’s modern family is a fascinating, complex and changing construct. As the way we form and grow a family evolves, the law must recognize and respond to the changes. That ... Read more

Second lottery for Ontario cannabis retail stores - What are the rules and strategies for success?

By Andrew Wilder, Matt Maurer On July 3, 2019, the Ontario Government announced that it was moving to the next phase of its plan to license cannabis retail stores within the province by adding 50 new stores ... Read more

Highest court in Canada says substance, not form, will determine independent contractor or employee status

By Rhonda Levy, George Vassos A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision considered whether a franchisee who entered into a franchise agreement with a franchisor was an employee or an independent ... Read more

Senate report urges action on open banking

By Myron Mallia-Dare, Ben McLaughlin In June 2019, the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (the “Committee”) released its report on open banking, entitled “Open Banking: What it ... Read more

Canada: Massive overhaul of the Canada Labour Code pending

By Rhonda Levy, George Vassos A massive overhaul of the Canada Labour Code (CLC) is pending, with significant amendments coming into force on September 1, 2019, just prior to the Canadian federal election in ... Read more

Littler Global Guide - Canada - Q2 2019

By Rhonda Levy, Monty Verlint Browse through brief employment and labor law updates from around the globe. Contact a Littler attorney for more information or view our global locations. VIEW ALL Q2 2019 GLOBAL ... Read more

Bikes, bumps and cookies – teaching your children about bicycle safety

By Salvatore Shaw, Ontario personal injury lawyer and Brandon Pedersen, summer student With another school year finished, children are now eager to get outside and enjoy the summer months. One of the many activities that children enjoy is riding their bicycle. There ... Read more

Top 5 mistakes that could hurt your personal injury claim

By William Harding, Ontario personal injury lawyer and Christina El-Azzi, summer student If you have suffered a serious injury through the negligence of others and are pursuing litigation, there are some important factors to keep in mind in order to ensure that your ... Read more

Why a limitation period might not run against multiple wrongdoers

By Marco Falco A considerable amount of ink has been spilled about section 5(1)(a)(iv) of Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002 .... Read more

A reminder of the importance of reasonable foreseeability in negligence claims

By Joseph Cescon, Ontario personal injury lawyer, and Brandon Pedersen, summer student At law, certain relationships are recognized to give rise to a prima facie duty of care. It is a well-known fact and well-established point of law that a driver of a car who is ... Read more

Absent exceptional circumstances, 24 months is “high end” of reasonable notice award for certain managers & adverse unilateral changes to bonus plans must be communicated

Early this year, we wrote about Dawe v. Equitable Life Insurance Company , 2018 ONSC 3130, a case in which the Ontario Superior Court of Justice substantially ... Read more