Follow the Bouncing Ball: Enforcing Termination Provisions
Employers need some good news these days, with rising minimum wages, employee-friendly changes to many employment standards, and let’s not even mention the stock market. So I’m happy to share the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Nemeth v. Hatch Ltd. in which a very simple terminati…Continue reading the post titled Follow the Bouncing Ball: Enforcing Termination Provisions
Sun-Brite Fined $230,000
A canning foods company located in Kingsville was fined $230,000 plus the 25% victim fine surcharge for two offences under the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA) and one offence under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). On January 17, 2018 Sun-Brite Foods Inc. (“Sun-Brite”) pled guilty t…Continue reading the post titled Sun-Brite Fined $230,000
What Does it Take to be a Representative Plaintiff in a Class Proceeding?
In most class actions, class counsel represent class members in Court. One class member, the “representative plaintiff,” has important responsibilities with special duties to absent class members. Ontario’s class proceeding legislation requires that each class action have a representative pl…Continue reading the post titled What Does it Take to be a Representative Plaintiff in a Class Proceeding?
A ‘dose of pragmatism’ from Court of Appeal
By Peter Dillon for AdvocateDaily.com Ontario’s Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated decision in this case on Jan. 25, 2018. I say much-anticipated because the summary judgement decision of Justice Wendy M. Matheson of the Superior Court of Justice had thrown the proverbial wrench i…Continue reading the post titled A ‘dose of pragmatism’ from Court of Appeal
Do Employers Have Human Rights Obligations to Former Employees?
Two sisters from Inuvik Native Bands were employed by White Tornado Cleaning Services, owned by Rhonda Sallows. Their employment ended when they both quit, in response to allegedly being yelled at repeatedly by Ms. Sallows. Ms. Sallows subsequently told the sisters that she was decreasing th…Continue reading the post titled Do Employers Have Human Rights Obligations to Former Employees?
Tactics used by insurers are “borderline harassment”
Arbitrator Musson, in the recent decision SP and RBC Insurance, reviewed the conduct of Aviva Insurance (who bought out RBC Insurance) in adjusting an injury claim made by a young woman hurt in a motor vehicle collision. The decision concluded with a comment upon the behaviour and conduct of…Continue reading the post titled Tactics used by insurers are “borderline harassment”
Bubbles and Baubles – February 7, 2018
The annual Bubbles & Baubles at Barney’s event is just three weeks away. Join us on Wednesday, February 7th from 5:30 – 10:00pm at Barney’s (671 Richmond Street) as we sip cocktails and indulge in beautiful artisan jewellery in support of Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Ce…Continue reading the post titled Bubbles and Baubles – February 7, 2018
Safety at rail crossings
Jason Zsoldos lost both arms and a leg when he collided with a train in 1994. He was struck at a railway crossing where the railway tracks intersect a roadway at the same grade: a level crossing. He was 22 years old. In the trial that followed, the operators of the crossing acknowledged that they...Continue reading the post titled Safety at rail crossings
NYC Sues for Climate Change
On January 10, 2018, New York City announced the filing of its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against several oil companies including BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, on the basis that they contributed to global warming.…Continue reading the post titled NYC Sues for Climate Change
‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion’
Siskinds franchise lawyer Peter Dillon was featured in AdvocateDaily.com for his article in the Franchise Law Journal. See the full article below. ‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion:’ Dillon By AdvocateDaily.com Staff While franchising provides an effective way to distrib…Continue reading the post titled ‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion’
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