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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

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 …

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Published on: 24 Nov 2021 By

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 …

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Published on: 18 Nov 2021 By

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…

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Published on: 16 Nov 2021 By

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…

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Published on: 15 Nov 2021 By

“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…

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Published on: 26 Oct 2021 By ,

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 …

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Published on: 19 Oct 2021 By

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…

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Published on: 15 Oct 2021 By

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…

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