Getting it right in Ontario courts’ treatment of honoraria – Doucet and Redublo
In the event of a successful monetary settlement in a class proceeding, courts may order that additional compensation, in the form of a payment called an honorarium, be paid to a representative plaintiff who has meaningfully contributed to advancing litigation on behalf of the class. Honorar…View the post titled Getting it right in Ontario courts’ treatment of honoraria – Doucet and Redublo
Get your expert reports in on time, or else!
Litigation is complicated. There are many rules, procedures and bureaucratic hoops you need to jump through to get your day in court. Hiring competent lawyers to help you resolve your legal issue is by far the best way to navigate this complicated system. Civil litigation specialists are fam…View the post titled Get your expert reports in on time, or else!
Choosing representation when you are injured
Being injured in an accident is stressful. Your focus should be on rest and recovery, but there are appointments to attend, forms to fill out, and calls coming in from your insurance company. You may consider hiring a lawyer to ease some of the burden. Before you do, there are some things to…View the post titled Choosing representation when you are injured
How binding is a non-solicitation clause?
Non-competition clauses are restrictive covenants that courts often deem unenforceable. But what about non-solicitation clauses? Are non-solicitation clauses strictly controlled? What is a non-solicitation clause vs. a non-competition clause? A non-solicitation clause restricts an employee, …View the post titled How binding is a non-solicitation clause?
First reported decision on s. 29.1 of the amended CPA – Bourque v Insight Productions
In Bourque v Insight Productions, Justice Belobaba applied section 29.1 of the amended Class Proceedings Act, 1992 (“CPA”), dismissing a putative class action for delay. Section 29.1 provides that, on a motion, the court must dismiss a putative class proceeding for delay unless, by the first…View the post titled First reported decision on s. 29.1 of the amended CPA – Bourque v Insight Productions
What is on-premises software and how is it different from cloud computing?
If you’re starting a software company, you’re probably wondering whether you should (a) distribute the software to your end-user; or (b) run the software from the cloud while providing the end user log-in credentials to remotely access the software. This is one of the existential questions p…View the post titled What is on-premises software and how is it different from cloud computing?
What can I do if I disagree with a class action settlement?
Class actions are regularly resolved by way of settlement. Unlike settlements in other types of litigation, class action settlements must be approved by the court. Once approved, the settlement is binding on all class members who did not opt-out of the action. Prior to the settlement approva…View the post titled What can I do if I disagree with a class action settlement?
Civil Liability and COVID-19
COVID-19 mandates have become increasingly politicized over recent months. The many who descended on Parliament Hill in late January to protest COVID-related government restrictions are one extreme example of the rising dichotomy in Canada. However, what many Canadians may be unaware of is t…View the post titled Civil Liability and COVID-19
Three things Ontario employers can do this week to limit employment liability in 2022
Happy new year! Let’s hope that this is the beginning of the end of COVID-19. To start the year off with something light but action-oriented, I thought I would propose three things that you can do this week to help get your organization started off on the right foot in 2022 from an employment law...View the post titled Three things Ontario employers can do this week to limit employment liability in 2022
Coming to Canada on an intra-company transfer work permit
The intra-company transfer category allows international companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada for the purpose of expanding the Canadian economy and enhancing competitiveness in international markets. Intra-company transfer work permit holders provide significant ec…View the post titled Coming to Canada on an intra-company transfer work permit
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