Correcting “public correction”: The Court of Appeal provides further guidance in Baldwin v Imperial Metals Corporation
The public correction of misrepresentations has come to play an increasingly prominent role in decisions for leave to proceed with the statutory case of action for misrepresentation provided to secondary market investors under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act. In Baldwin v Imperial Metals …Continue reading the post titled Correcting “public correction”: The Court of Appeal provides further guidance in Baldwin v Imperial Metals Corporation
Keep your ‘Secret Sauce’ secret: protecting confidential information in commercial relationships and transactions
When businesses negotiate potential transactions or contracts, or discuss opportunities to collaborate on a project or venture, it is likely that one or more of the parties will be sharing information that is non-public and confidential in nature.1 Maybe your business doesn’t have a ‘secret …Continue reading the post titled Keep your ‘Secret Sauce’ secret: protecting confidential information in commercial relationships and transactions
Notice periods – What you need to know if you have been injured as a result of snow and ice
It is that time of year again when freezing temperatures will create dangerous conditions on walkways and roadways. Ice and snow increase the risk of pedestrian slip and falls and motor vehicle collisions. Property owners and occupiers must adhere to their obligations under the Occupiers’ Li…Continue reading the post titled Notice periods – What you need to know if you have been injured as a result of snow and ice
Personal vs. commercial goodwill – Which one’s worth more?
What exactly is Goodwill? Goodwill is an intangible asset of a business. Although there are many varieties of goodwill, some of the more common examples include a high traffic or exclusive location, a strong reputation, brand name recognition, and great customer relationships. And what’s the…Continue reading the post titled Personal vs. commercial goodwill – Which one’s worth more?
“Probate” in Ontario: common questions and concerns
What is Probate? In all estates, the estate trustee will need to consider whether they must “probate” the estate. The probate process is conducted by the proposed estate trustee submitting a court application to obtain a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee. This Certificate confirms…Continue reading the post titled “Probate” in Ontario: common questions and concerns
Privacy laws in Canada: to infinite fees and beyond
If you’re a business that hasn’t dotted the i’s in privacy compliance, then you may have your own Buzz Lightyear—“this is an intergalactic emergency”—moment. Both the Feds and Ontario have proposed new privacy legislation: the Feds introduced the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CPPA”) and …Continue reading the post titled Privacy laws in Canada: to infinite fees and beyond
Adopting your stepchild
In the course of my practice I have met many stepparents that want to adopt their stepchild. The reasons to want to adopt a stepchild are very personal and diverse to the stepparent, child and their parent. Sometimes the biological parent is unknown or absent, due to death or other reasons. …Continue reading the post titled Adopting your stepchild
Two corporate modernization developments taking effect today in Ontario
On October 19, 2021, Ontario is taking two significant steps toward the modernization of Ontario corporate law and services, one statutory and one procedural. These developments are of particular importance to not-for-profit corporations who have patiently awaited the arrival of a new statut…Continue reading the post titled Two corporate modernization developments taking effect today in Ontario
Ontario Court releases merits decision in medical malpractice class action
After years of litigation, a medical malpractice class action has been decided on its merits. On September 15, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court released its common issues trial decision in Levac v. James, 2021 ONSC 5971. The class action resulted in the plaintiff achieving complete success a…Continue reading the post titled Ontario Court releases merits decision in medical malpractice class action
A right to a healthy environment
In a ground breaking decision on Friday, October 8, 2021 the United Nations Human Rights Council recognized the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Resolution 48/13 calls on the countries throughout the world to work cooperatively in the implementation of this new right to…Continue reading the post titled A right to a healthy environment
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