How do I join a class action?
A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Together, these people form a “class” and are referred to as “class members.” In Ontario and most other provinces,1 class actions …Continue reading the post titled How do I join a class action?
On-campus employment definition for international students
Most post-secondary international students are aware that there are specific restrictions with respect to the number of hours a week they can work off-campus. However, not many international students are aware that there are no such restrictions when it comes to on-campus employment. This wo…Continue reading the post titled On-campus employment definition for international students
So, you want to settle your family law case?
Family law disputes can be especially challenging for the couple involved. They are never easy. Often, the participants are parents who share children. Sometimes, they are shareholders who share a business. The point is that there is a lot at stake. The issues are very personal and there is …Continue reading the post titled So, you want to settle your family law case?
Could Siri be an inventor?
You’ve probably asked Siri lots of questions, like “what’s the weather outside?” or “how long do you cook a soft-boiled egg?” But what if Siri was a little more sophisticated? What if you could ask Siri to design something or to improve a process? Imagine you were working on something, say a…Continue reading the post titled Could Siri be an inventor?
Conspiracy theory: Is price-matching illegal?
Federal Court decision sheds light on the difference between unlawful conspiracies and “conscious parallelism”. You pull up to a major intersection. There’s a gas station on every corner. You notice one of the stations is raising the price on its sign by a few cents higher than i…Continue reading the post titled Conspiracy theory: Is price-matching illegal?
What is a fair share? Sometimes, nothing
In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court denied a paralegal’s motion to be paid for efforts of questionable significance Class actions often involve matters of public interest. In some cases, this might drive multiple individuals to initiate separate lawsuits or class actions involvi…Continue reading the post titled What is a fair share? Sometimes, nothing
The Ontario “right” to disconnect: what should employers do about it?
Bill 27, otherwise known as the Working for Workers Act, 2021, recently received Royal Assent. The bill introduced various amendments to employment legislation in Ontario, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Two changes are attracting the most interest from employers. First, the ES…Continue reading the post titled The Ontario “right” to disconnect: what should employers do about it?
Top 3 reasons to implement a shareholder agreement
What is a shareholder agreement? Simply put, a shareholder agreement is a contract that is entered into by the shareholders of a corporation, which establishes the rights and obligations of each shareholder to the corporation, and to each other. A shareholder agreement can, and often does, d…Continue reading the post titled Top 3 reasons to implement a shareholder agreement
Upheld: plaintiffs win common issues trial after 24 years of institutional abuse
In Cavanaugh et al. v. Grenville Christian College et al., 2021 ONCA 755, a unanimous Court of Appeal upheld a decision answering five common issues in the plaintiffs’ favour. This was a resounding win for the class. Class proceedings rarely go to trial. In addition to being a rare common is…Continue reading the post titled Upheld: plaintiffs win common issues trial after 24 years of institutional abuse
As a Canadian permanent resident, can I travel outside Canada without the Permanent Residence Card during COVID-19?
Since March 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (‘IRCC’) have being abstaining from the traditional in-person permanent residence landing appointments to validate Confirmation of Permanent Residence (‘CoPR’). Instead, the IRCC have been completing virtual landing and issuing e…Continue reading the post titled As a Canadian permanent resident, can I travel outside Canada without the Permanent Residence Card during COVID-19?