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Ontario Court: Purchaser In Asset Transaction Cannot Rely On Release Between Employee And Seller
"Privity of contract" is a common law tradition. The rights and obligations imposed by contracts are private – strangers to the contract generally have no entitlement to enforce such rights
Canada
11 Oct 2019
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Private Placement Securities Litigation In Ontario
This has been the year of cannabis market sector scandals. Headlines have been thick and fast. Investor losses have been significant.
Canada
9 Oct 2019
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Surface Water, Natural Watercourses, And Municipal Drains: A Brief Guide To Drainage Rights In Rural Ontario
Do you have a right to block surface water from entering onto your property? Can you modify a natural watercourse? Are you legally obligated to prevent surface water on your property
Canada
7 Oct 2019
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Financial Restatements And Leave Under Part XXIII.1 Of The Securities Act In Cappelli v Nobilis Health Corp.: A Step In The Wrong Direction
In Cappelli v Nobilis Health Corp. ("Cappelli"), Justice Perell, for purposes of a leave motion under Part XXIII.
Canada
4 Oct 2019
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Risky Business: Alleging Cause If You Don't Have It
So you have a problem employee that you want to terminate. Your employment lawyer reminds you that you would owe nothing to the employee in a "for cause" termination
Canada
27 Sep 2019
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Godfrey v Sony: Supreme Court Protects Victims Of Price-Fixing Conspiracies
On September 20, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in Godfrey v Sony Corp., a class action related to alleged price-fixing in the market for optical disc drives ("ODDs").
Canada
25 Sep 2019
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Beyond "9 To 5": Understanding Ontario's Overtime Rules
Aside from some "tweaks", not much has changed when it comes to the Ontario's overtime rules[1] in many years.
Canada
25 Sep 2019
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Termination Clause Update: The Unclear Impact Of Andros v. Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc., 2019 ONCA 679
I have previously discussed the enforceability of termination clauses in former blog posts, available here and here. In short, a long history of inconsistent and amorphous
Canada
11 Sep 2019
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Federal Carbon Tax Appealed To Supreme Court
On August 28, 2019 the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks announced Ontario's appeal of the Court of Appeal's decision on the constitutionality of the federal Greenhouse Gas
Canada
11 Sep 2019
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What Can You Ask For In A Medical Certificate?
Many employers have often had the experience of receiving a vague doctor's note from an employee that reads something along the lines of, "this individual is unable to work for X weeks".
Canada
2 Sep 2019
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Car Seat Safety Information That Every Parent Should Know
Car collisions are the leading cause of death of children in Canada*. The correct use of car seats and booster seats can prevent or lessen these tragic outcomes by ensuring the safety
Canada
29 Aug 2019
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The Marine Liability Act And The "Polluter Pay" Regime: A Review Of The Court's Decision In British Columbia v. The Administrator Of The Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund, 2019 BCCA 232
Earlier this summer, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Province of British Columbia concerning the Province's liability for oil pollution under the federal Marine
Canada
29 Aug 2019
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We (Do Not?) Have A Deal: Mutual Agreement On Essential Terms Will Make Settlement Binding
Consider the following scenario. A business gives advance written notice of termination to one of its employees. At the same time, the business delivers to the employee a letter offering a termination package...
Canada
22 Aug 2019
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Ontario Government Moving Towards Further Auto Insurance Reforms
On April 11, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Government released the "Putting Drivers First" blueprint, which proposes a series of reforms to the auto insurance system in Ontario.
Canada
22 Aug 2019
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Vedanta Resources PLC v Lungowe, [2019] UKSC 20
Removing straitjackets, and widening the potential scope of parent company liability for a subsidiary's actions
Worldwide
14 Aug 2019
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Ministry Of Finance Seeks To Prevent Insurers From Improperly Including Hst In Accident Benefit Limits
On March 13, 2019, the Ministry of Finance proposed changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule ("SABS") under the Insurance Act
Canada
12 Aug 2019
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Speeding Up Certification By Extending Filing Deadlines?
On July 17, 2019, the Law Commission of Ontario ("LCO") released its final report, Class Actions: Objectives, Experience and Reforms.
Canada
9 Aug 2019
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Accommodation Is A Two-Way Process
The case of Joseph v. Tecumseh Community Development Corporation (2019 HRTO 635) is a good reminder that the process of accommodating human rights in the workplace is a cooperative one, requiring effort and...
Canada
8 Aug 2019
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Truth Or Lies: Providing Employment References
Are you one of the growing numbers of Canadian employers who are reluctant to provide employment references for former employees?
Canada
7 Aug 2019
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Can An Employee Declare Frustration Of The Employment Contract?
More often than not, the employer asserts frustration of the employment contract when an employee is absent on a lengthy medical leave and there is little prospect of a return to work in the foreseeable future.
Canada
30 Jul 2019
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