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By Brendan Monahan
In a pair of recent decisions, the Ontario Court of Appeal provided further guidance on the correct approach to the "valid defence" analysis under the anti-SLAPP provisions of section 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act.
By Uri Snir
According to a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, lawyers can be held liable for referring clients to another professional who subsequently turns out to be a fraudster,
By Michael Bookman
When should a successor company be forced to pay an advance on legal fees to predecessor shareholders whom the successor company is suing?
By Cynthia Spry
The Globe and Mail has suggested that the fall of the Fortress group of companies "could become Canada's largest syndicated mortgage failure", as "[b]etween 2008 and 2017, Fortress … raised a staggering $920 million ...
By Uri Snir
In a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Court found that a motion judge erred in awarding partial summary judgment and dismissing a professional negligence claim against a law firm.
By Eden Kaill
Every law firm's Twitter account, Babin Bessner Spry included, has a standard list of follows: colleagues, other firms, bar associations, other legal associations like TLA and the Advocates' Society.
By Brendan Monahan
When will a court lift the automatic stay imposed under the Rules of Civil Procedure when a final or interlocutory order for the payment of money is appealed?
By Uri Snir
The Ontario Court of Appeal has further clarified the distinction between litigation expert witnesses and participant expert witnesses.
By Michael Bookman
Canada is one of the only industrialized countries in the world to lack a national securities regulator.
By Brendan Monahan
In Hashemi-Sabet Estate v. Oak Ridges Pharmasave Inc., 2018 ONCA 839, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently considered the principles relating to the enforcement of an accepted Rule 49 offer to settle.
By Uri Snir
On September 26, 2018, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice sentenced Daniel Tiffin to six months in jail for violations of the Securities Act (the "Act"). Tiffin and his company,
By Cynthia Spry
In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the court found that a corporation without share capital, apparently incorporated for the purpose of commencing the litigation,
By Michael Bookman
In Chagnon v. Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec, 2018 SCC 39, the Supreme Court of Canada addressed the intersection of the constitutional privilege afforded to legislative bodies and the rights of their unionized employees.
By Cynthia Spry
The Law Times recently wrote an article about a case in which a woman who alleged she had been assaulted and sexually harassed in the workplace was granted limited intervenor status in the perpetrator's ensuing wrongful dismissal claim.
By Brendan Monahan
What is the appropriate remedy when a loan agreement fails to contain an "express statement of the yearly rate or percentage of interest" within the meaning of s. 4 of the Interest Act (the "Act")?...
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