Application Of Biosolids On Farmland Successfully Defended
A recent decision reiterates the importance of credible expert evidence in litigation relating to contaminated property. The Plaintiff claimed that well water on her property was contaminated as a result of the application of municipal sewage (biosolids) waste to the neighbouring farmland ow…View the post titled Application Of Biosolids On Farmland Successfully Defended
Appeals court upholds ruling in franchise case
Siskinds franchise lawyer Peter Dillon was recently interviewed by AdvocateDaily.com regarding a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal on whether the relationship between two parties constituted a franchise. Read the full article below. By AdvocateDaily.com Staff A recent decision…View the post titled Appeals court upholds ruling in franchise case
Nearly $1 Million in Fines For PCB Related Offences
On December 20, 2016, the federal government obtained a fine of $975,000 for improper handling of electrical equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) against a Montreal property management firm. The Montreal firm and seven associated companies pled guilty to a combined 52 charge…View the post titled Nearly $1 Million in Fines For PCB Related Offences
Resignation: Can You Take it Lying Down?
Say you’re an employer facing the prospect of being overstaffed. Some managers have recently left your employ but their support staff remain. You meet with one of your employees to discuss some upcoming changes to their job description in light of this impending over staffing. They are upset…View the post titled Resignation: Can You Take it Lying Down?
Fines for Failing to Properly Dispose of Asbestos Waste
On December 8, 2016 an individual was convicted for transporting asbestos waste, storing asbestos, and failing to comply with the conditions of a Ministry order contrary to the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act (“EPA”). The individual operated a business providing asbestos remov…View the post titled Fines for Failing to Properly Dispose of Asbestos Waste
Court of Appeal Hears Jurisdiction Motion in Airia Brands
In December 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal heard an appeal in Airia Brands v Air Canada. The result of this appeal will have significant impact on the viability of global class actions commenced in Ontario and on the application of the real and substantial connection test in the context o…View the post titled Court of Appeal Hears Jurisdiction Motion in Airia Brands
Where Can I Bring My Family Law Application?
Before you issue an Application for relief in family law, you first need to determine the appropriate municipality in which to bring your Application. This article deals with choosing the appropriate municipality within Ontario. For a determination of whether or not Ontario should assume jur…View the post titled Where Can I Bring My Family Law Application?
$2.1B Settlement in Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Class Action Announced
On December 19, 2016, a settlement agreement was announced in the class action involving Volkswagen and consumer claims related to the 2.0L diesel emissions software matter. The matter affected approximately 105,000 vehicles across Canada and generated a high level of interest when the issue…View the post titled $2.1B Settlement in Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Class Action Announced
What Is A Custody And Access Assessment?
In a custody and access dispute, the judge is given the important task of deciding what is in the best interests of a child, including who should have decision-making authority and how much time the child should spend in the care of each parent. A judge, however, is limited by the evidence p…View the post titled What Is A Custody And Access Assessment?
NEB Energy East Hearings May be Back on Track
Natural Resources Minister Carr has appointed three new panel members to the National Energy Board after three of its former members recused themselves from the Energy East TransCanada project hearings. The Acting Chair of the NEB must now assign duties for the three members, which likely wi…View the post titled NEB Energy East Hearings May be Back on Track
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