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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 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 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 ani...

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 o...

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,...