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LITIGATION

Legal disputes can be complex and disruptive. Our lawyers strive to make the litigation process as simple and cost-effective as possible while achieving a favourable resolution for our clients. We employ a pragmatic approach in working with our clients to achieve their objectives both inside and outside the courtroom. Whether you have a claim or are facing a lawsuit, our lawyers will craft an approach tailored to your situation and needs.
 
We offer advisory and representation services before all levels of court and administrative tribunals in Ontario. Our broad civil litigation practice includes:

Commercial and Contract Disputes

  • Breach of Contract

  • Commercial Lease Disputes

  • Loan Agreements and Debt Collection

  • Shareholder Claims

Negligence Claims

  • Professional Negligence and Malpractice

  • Negligent Misrepresentation

  • Product Liability

Intentional Torts

  • Battery and Assault

  • Intentional Infliction of Mental Distress

  • Malicious Prosecution

Property Disputes

  • Property Damage

  • Breach of Agreement of Purchase and Sale

  • Trespass and Conversion

  • Boundary and Property Line Disputes

Estate Litigation

  • Will Challenges

  • Claims Against Executors or Trustees

  • Breach of Trust

  • Dependants' Support Claims

Employment and Human Rights Litigation

  • Wrongful Dismissal

  • Constructive Dismissal

  • Discrimination

  • Harassment

  • Human Rights Violation

Defamation

  • Slander

  • Libel

 

Contact us to discuss your matter with one of our lawyers.

June 11, 2017

CASE SUMMARY: G&P Procleaners and General Contractors Inc. (ONCA 2017)

Businesses need to be aware of the types of claims excluded under their commercial general liability insurance policy.  In G & P Procleaners and General Contractors Inc. v. Gore Mutual Insurance Company,[1] the Court of Appeal for Ontario provides a useful summary of the principles of interpreting exclusion clauses in commercial general liability insurance p...

June 11, 2017

In Saadati, the Supreme Court of Canada held that it is not necessary, in order to support a finding of legally compensable mental injury, for a claimant to adduce expert evidence or other proof of a recognized psychiatric illness.

February 23, 2017

Individuals who are unrepresented by a lawyer, either by choice or due to financial constraints, face special challenges navigating the legal system.  These litigants also present challenges to lawyers, judges, and other court officials who engage with them.  This is particularly true in family law litigation, where an increasing number of parties appear without a lawyer.

February 13, 2017

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal highlights the dangers in missing deadlines stipulated in Agreements of Purchase and Sale.[1]

 
The Facts

On January 10, 2014, Invecom Associates Limited (“Invecom”) entered into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (the “Agreement”) with 2260693 Ontario Inc. and two other numbered companies (collectively the “Vendors”) to acquire three properties in Waterloo, Ontario.

 
Invecom had p...

January 19, 2017

Who is liable for damages caused by a dog bite or attack when the dog is being walked?

Under the Dog Owner’s Liability Act[1] (the “Act” or the “DOLA”), the owner of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog on another person or domestic animal. However, DOLA defines “owner” as including “a person who possesses or harbours the dog and, where the owner is a minor, the person responsible for the custo...

December 12, 2016

In Carter v. Intact Insurance Co.,[1] the Ontario Court of Appeal dealt with a dispute between the insured and the insurance company on whether the insured was entitled, under the insurance policy, to the cost of replacing their damaged property with one that was not of like kind and quality.

August 24, 2016

Ontario retailers, security guards, and store detectives are in a difficult position when seeking to protect their merchandise from shoplifters. The difficulties such individuals face in the criminal context were brought to the fore by the vigilante grocer David Chen, whose detention of a shoplifter led to his own arrest, charges, and criminal trial. Although I will return to the Chen case below, the main focus of this blog po...

August 15, 2016

The issue of jurisdiction often arises where parties to a dispute operate in different jurisdictions or where the underlying facts forming the basis of a claim involve another jurisdiction.  The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Lapointe has important implications for individuals and companies outside of Ontario who do business with entities in Ontario, or who become involved, even indirectly, in a contract made in On...

May 6, 2016

The Ministry of the Attorney General announced an expansion of the online filing service of the small claims court in Ontario.  If your claim is for $25,000 or less, you can now file a small claim and pay the associated court fees online.  Furthermore, if the person you are suing does not respond to your claim, you can take additional steps online.

For more information, visit the ServiceOntario website at this link.

April 2, 2016

It is important for lawyers and their clients to actively seek medical opinions with respect to whether the client has suffered a permanent impairment.

In tort cases, such as in personal injury, the limitation period begins to run as of the date that the damage or injury was discovered or ought to have been discovered had the plaintiff  exercised reasonable diligence.  

In Ontario, a claim is discovered on the ear...

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