Commercial Litigation

Low overhead key consideration when moving law office

Although a number of issues often factor into a decision to relocate a law firm to a new address, Edmonton lawyer Kirk Goodman tells The Lawyer’s Daily that keeping costs in line was a top priority during his recent office move. Read more

Math studies give Toronto litigator a logical, analytical edge

When Toronto litigator Matthew Urback tells people his first university degree was in math, most are surprised and curious as to how that prepared him for a career in law. Read more

The sky’s the limit for e-filing court documents: Miller

Toronto civil and commercial litigator Jonathan Miller is optimistic that a new pilot program for e-filing civil claims is merely the beginning of online efficiencies for lawyers in Ontario. Read more

Should you look for work while suing your former employer?

Employees who sue their employers for wrongful dismissal have an obligation to look for a new job, says Toronto civil and commercial litigator Jonathan Miller. Read more

Is your corporate lawyer a dealmaker or breaker?

When it comes to corporate legal matters, Edmonton lawyer Kirk Goodman says the right people can make the deal. Read more

Ruling needed to clarify plaintiff’s burden in SLAPP legislation

The Protection of Public Participation Act — aimed at combating the apparent problem of “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” (SLAPP) — has been in effect in Ontario for more than two years and, so far, the defendant-friendly legislation has been interpreted as such by the courts, Toronto commercial litigation and defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Radnoff to discuss key considerations of settlement at LSUC program

Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff will share his insights on settlement agreements at the upcoming “A litigator's guide to enduring terms of settlement and releases,” program, presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). Read more

OHRT takes stand against penalizing employees who take parental leave

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal makes it clear in a recent case that employers cannot penalize employees for taking parental leave, says Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto. Read more

Subsidiaries not liable for judgments against parents

Canadian subsidiaries can rest easier after the Ontario Superior Court ruled that Chevron Canada can’t be held financially liable for a judgment against its American parent company, says Toronto business lawyer Joel Berkovitz. Read more

The CSI effect: managing client expectations

Mutually beneficial relationships help the legal system work smoothly so lawyers should be patient and candid with upset clients, says Toronto civil and commercial litigator Jonathan Miller. Read more

Law Contractor launches business bundles, flat-fee pricing

Edmonton lawyer Kirk Goodman isn’t afraid of rocking the legal boat with his upfront, flat-fee pricing model. Read more

Appeal panel costs award against law society 'an outlier'

While a recent Law Society of Upper Canada appeal panel decision that awarded costs to two lawyers after an 11-year battle with the regulator is encouraging, it will not likely make it easier for other parties to recover costs from the law society, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff , tells Law Times . Read more

Tough to pursue company when it respects contract conditions

While customers can seek recourse when a company deliberately violates a contract, it can be difficult to go after an airline when it respects its agreement with passengers — such as by reimbursing them or putting them on another flight, Toronto commercial litigation and appellate lawyer Brian Radnoff tells Radio-Canada. Read more

Default provisions of settlement agreements must be reasonable: Baron

A case successfully argued in Ontario’s Superior Court by Toronto civil, corporate and commercial litigator Bruce Baron gives new guidance on drafting default clauses within settlement agreements. Read more

Margaret Waddell moves practice to Phillips Gill LLP

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell has moved her practice to Phillips Gill LLP where she is focusing on plaintiff-side class actions, as well as commercial litigation and mediation work. Read more