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Published on: 27 Sep 2021 By

We don’t get paid unless you do – a guide to contingency fee agreements

High fees are often one of the first things that come to mind when hiring a lawyer. Most lawyers bill hundreds of dollars for every hour of work and pursuing a matter to the end of trial can take hundreds of hours, if not more. The cost of competent legal representation should not be a...

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Published on: 16 Sep 2021 By

Securities misrepresentation class action gone wrong – Superior Court denies leave under section 138.3 of the Ontario Securities Act and refuses certification of remaining claims

In Badesha v Cronos Group, Justice Morgan denied the plaintiff’s motions for leave to proceed with statutory misrepresentation claims under Part XXIII.1 of the Ontario Securities Act (“OSA”) and for certification pursuant to the Class Proceedings Act, 1992. The case raises interesting questi…

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Published on: 16 Sep 2021 By ,

Landlord and other third-party consents in business transactions

When a professional practice or business is sold, whether by share sale or asset sale, consideration must be given to the issue of third-party consents. Typically, when a business enters into a third-party contract, the contract will include a provision whereby the consent of such third part…

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Published on: 7 Sep 2021 By

Can a business charge a customer to access their personal information?

Typically, no. It’s not recommended. If you do, contact us as soon as possible because you may get into some trouble with the law. Best Practice: give your customer access to their personal information for free unless the request is excessive or repetitive. You must also have this written do…

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Published on: 7 Sep 2021 By

Attendant care benefits and the trivialization of women’s work

Caregiving is often performed by women and is considered women’s work. It is also undervalued and unpaid. The way automobile insurers determine how care providers are (or are not) paid illustrates and perpetuates this problem. Attendant care benefits may be available to those who have sustai…

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Published on: 31 Aug 2021 By

New rules for mobility and relocation for parents

Mobility or relocation is an issue that commonly arises for clients. The client may want to move for an employment opportunity, a new relationship, etc. So what are your rights and responsibility’s with respect to the issue of mobility when you have a child? The rules related to a parent’s r…

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Published on: 17 Aug 2021 By

Sponsorship applications: Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for those Canadians whose parents and grandparents are foreign nationals living outside Canada. Many Canadian citizens and permanent residents attempted to apply to sponsor their loved ones in 2020 but were unsuccessful in obtaining invit…

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Published on: 3 Aug 2021 By

Gramoxone® (Paraquat) associated with Parkinson’s Disease

Gramoxone® is a non-selective herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds and grasses with an active ingredient called paraquat.  It is alleged that paraquat exposure is linked to Parkinson’s disease. Siskinds Desmeules, Siskinds LLP’s Quebec-based affiliate, has filed a class action law…

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