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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 Comp...

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 p...

February 21, 2017

What child support obligations do step-parents have to their step-children? Can a person, not the biological parent of a child, who assumes a parental role to a partner’s child, abandon that role after the breakdown of the relationship?


Statutory law

In Ontario, child s...

February 13, 2017

...in most cases, it would not be appropriate to bring a variation application before the payor has experienced the change in their "condition, means, needs or other circumstances." This holding is in line with other cases, which have generally held that the...

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 “Agr...

January 29, 2017

UPDATE 3: 7:46 PM Jan 29, 2017

Important developments today:

  • John F. Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, released a statement which states that green card holders who are also nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, or Libya, would...