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Not Your Standard "Standard-Form" Contract: The Interpretation Of Contracts On Appeal
Standard-form contracts are ubiquitous. From insurance to real estate, template agreements are the most common form of contractual obligation between Canadian consumers and the industries that affect their daily lives.
Canada
13 Aug 2019
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Doing Business In Canada — A Legal Overview
Canada has always been a great place for non-Canadians to do business. Moreover, during the last twenty years, it has stood out among the world's nations as one of the most stable business environments, ...
Canada
31 Jan 2019
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Interference With Economic Relations: A Comparative Analysis Of American And Anglo-Canadian Approaches
Nothing leads to more confusion in common law than the scope of the tort of intentional interference with economic relations.
Canada
12 Nov 2018
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Retail Cannabis In Ontario - What Will Be Required To Obtain A Retail Store?
October 17th, 2018 marked a historic moment for Canada as the federal Cannabis Act came into effect, legalizing recreational cannabis across the nation.
Canada
6 Nov 2018
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When is an International Arbitration Award "Binding" for the Purposes of Domestic Enforcement?
Successful parties who engage in international commercial arbitration will inevitably want to have the arbitral award recognized and enforced in Ontario. Like its statutory predecessor, the recent International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c.2, Schedule 5 (the "ICAA") provides a mechanism for the recognition and enforcement of such awards domestically.
Canada
26 Jul 2018
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Affirms The "Minimum Performance Principle" In Calculating Damages For Breach Of Contract
In a breach of contract case, the defaulting party may have had alternative ways of performing the contract. This has a direct impact on the Court's assessment of damages.
Canada
26 Apr 2018
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Why Appealing Commercial Arbitration Awards Is An Uphill Struggle
The purpose of commercial arbitration is to bring certainty and finality to a dispute without the need for court intervention.
Canada
27 Mar 2018
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Major Changes To Door-To-Door Home Services Contracts Effective March, 2018
Major amendments to the Consumer Protection Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c.30, Sched. A., Ontario Regulation 8/18, "Requirements for Direct Agreements Subject to Section 43.1 [of the Consumer Protection Act]" and O. Reg 17/05, took effect on March 1, 2018.
Canada
5 Mar 2018
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Admissibility Of Post-Contract Evidence In Canada
Can Canadian courts consider evidence of the parties' conduct after they enter into a commercial agreement as an aid to its interpretation?
Canada
18 Dec 2017
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Statements Of What? Reviewing SOWs
Unlike some of my colleagues, I consider SOW review to be a critical part of the legal process.
Canada
19 Jul 2017
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Does an Insurer Have a Good Faith Duty to Advise the Insured about a Limitation Period?
There is no doubt that the parties to an insurance contract owe one another a duty of good faith. But does this include a positive duty on the insurer to advise the insured about a limitation period?
Canada
25 May 2017
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Contractual Interpretation on Appeal: A Clarification
A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal has now clarified the standard of review where an appellate Court considers the lower Court's interpretation of a contract.
Canada
24 Apr 2017
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When Will Courts Use Post-Agreement Behaviour to Interpret a Commercial Contract?
Since the Supreme Court of Canada's pronouncement in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp., 2014 SCC 53, that judges may look at background facts at the time of contract execution to interpret an agreement, Canadian Courts have wrestled with the question of what to do with evidence of the parties' behaviour after they have entered into the contract.
Canada
31 Jan 2017
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"Sloppy Paperwork" Does Not An Oppression Claim Make
For decades, Canadian Courts have used the oppression remedy to give effect to the reasonable expectations of shareholders in commercial disputes.
Canada
24 Nov 2016
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Using The Oppression Remedy To Recognize Beneficial Shareholder Interests
The oppression remedy is a broad power used by the Courts to enforce agreements and expectations between commercial parties.
Canada
13 Oct 2016
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The Dangers Of Patio Thinking
The following are mistakes I have recently observed in the rush to exit the office and enjoy a cold one.
Canada
29 Sep 2016
17
When Smart Contracts Are Not So Smart
Smart contracts – that is, computer-code-based contracts that automatically enforce themselves – are based on a simple insight: old-fashioned contracts are an awful lot like computer code.
Canada
13 Jul 2016
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Are Option Agreements Unbalanced? They Should Be.
At first glance, a commercial agreement that provides for an option to purchase property or a right may seem unfair.
Canada
30 Jun 2016
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Why a Contract Clause's Purpose Matters
Since the Supreme Court of Canada released its leading decision on contract interpretation in 2014, Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp., 2014 SCC 53 ("Sattva"), Canadian Courts have placed weight on the purpose of the contractual provision as a key factor in deciding how to interpret it.
Canada
3 May 2016
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Good Faith And Reasonableness: Two Limits On Canadian Freedom of Contract
The ideas of good faith and reasonableness have informed the Canadian common law's approach to contract law for many years.
Canada
25 Apr 2016
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