Commercial Litigation
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Don't be sorry for saying sorry

Parties to a dispute must take care when saying sorry for their actions, Toronto litigator  Isabelle Eckler tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Although Ontario’s ... Read more

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Fatal accident with self-driving car raises issues

A fatal accident involving a self-driving car, though tragic in its outcome, will help regulators and manufacturers answer important questions as autonomous vehicles are more ... Read more

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FCA reaffirms importance of common interest privilege

A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision that recognizes the doctrine of common interest privilege in the context of a commercial transaction is consistent with existing ... Read more

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Don’t rely on handshakes and verbal agreements: Miller

Business deals and agreements between family members should be confirmed with a written contract to protect the interests of all of the parties involved,  says Toronto civil ... Read more

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Nova Scotia to increase fines, step up enforcement around skilled trades

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is increasing fines and stepping up enforcement measures around the skilled trades in order to ensure a more level playing field in the ... Read more

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Family businesses ripe for oppressive conduct claims

The unique nature of family-run businesses makes them particularly prone to oppressive conduct actions, Toronto commercial litigator  Kevin Fisher  tells  ... Read more

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SCC decision doesn’t broaden duty of care

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that found the auditor of a company’s financial statements was negligent does not broaden the case law surrounding duty of care, ... Read more

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Creditors can seize funds despite Mareva injunction

While a Mareva injunction is an effective tool to stop another party from dissipating their assets, a recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) ruling confirms that it will not keep ... Read more

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How to increase your company’s value before selling

Doing research before you put a business on the selling block and gathering a team together to help can increase the value of a company by up to 50 per cent, says Edmonton real ... Read more

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Breach of fiduciary duty justifies court's remedy for oppressive conduct

Ontario’s Business Corporations Act gives courts latitude for determining a remedy when oppressive conduct has occurred, Hamilton commercial litigation lawyer Mark ... Read more

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Text messages a ‘discreet form of correspondence:’ SCC

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on the privacy of text messages is significant for criminal law, but it’s not expected to have the same impact in a civil context, ... Read more

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Substance trumps style in crafting winning arguments: Silver

His first time in court, accompanying a senior colleague who was bringing a motion, Toronto commercial litigator Jeffrey Silver  says he got a great lesson in the quality of ... Read more

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Mackey thrives on helping resolve condo disputes

The diverse mix of people she meets and helping condo corporations resolve complex issues are the most satisfying parts of the job for Toronto condominium and commercial ... Read more

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Adjudication process will expedite payments in construction sector

The introduction of an interim adjudication process to resolve payment disputes more efficiently is a welcome update to Ontario’s construction laws, Toronto commercial ... Read more

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Pierringer agreements a double-edged sword

A recent decision highlights practical concerns relating to Pierringer agreements, says Toronto commercial litigation lawyer  William Pepall . Pepall, partner ... Read more

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‘Slow and steady’ the right approach to modernizing Ontario's courts: Miller

TORONTO — Ontario's antiquated court system will inch toward the modern age, as the attorney general announced Wi-Fi for courthouses, jury summons via email or text and ... Read more

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Remember to include limitation provisions in contracts: Eckler

Toronto litigator  Isabelle Eckler says a recent Ontario Divisional Court decision serves as a reminder to builders and designers to include limitation provisions in ... Read more

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Receiver responsible for evaluating secured creditor claims

A recent decision shows courts will take a pragmatic approach to insolvencies where there are limited assets at stake, says Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer  Marlin ... Read more

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Be clear about intentions when transferring property: Miller

Parents transferring property to their children to avoid probate fees on their estate should make their objectives crystal clear to minimize problems down the road, says Toronto ... Read more

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The high cost of free advice: Vickerman

A recent decision from the   United Kingdom is a cautionary tale for professionals everywhere to exercise caution in doling out free advice, says Toronto litigator  ... Read more

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