519 672 2121
Close mobile menu
Published on: 14 Oct 2020 By

Big changes on the way for child relocation/mobility cases

In September 2020, the Ontario government introduced Bill 207 – the Moving Ontario Family Law Forward Act, 2020. If passed (as expected), this Bill will amend Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act (“CLRA”) and other Acts respecting various family law matters. The proposed amendments are largel…

Continue reading the post titled Big changes on the way for child relocation/mobility cases
Published on: 14 Oct 2020 By

How to trim eDiscovery costs part one: Lay the groundwork

Budgeting, spending and saving are top of mind for many people and businesses this year. In these uncertain times we are all looking for ways to economize.  Discovery is often a costly step in litigation. Clients often ask how they can save money on their eDiscovery costs. In a plaintiff sid…

Continue reading the post titled How to trim eDiscovery costs part one: Lay the groundwork
Published on: 8 Oct 2020 By

Largest foodborne illness outbreak in years linked to onions contaminated with Salmonella

Hundreds of confirmed cases of Salmonella in Canada are linked to a nationwide outbreak arising from contaminated onions. It is the largest single outbreak of foodborne illness in Canada since 2014. Symptoms of Salmonella infection include: Nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; abdominal pain; headach…

Continue reading the post titled Largest foodborne illness outbreak in years linked to onions contaminated with Salmonella
Published on: 7 Oct 2020 By ,

Divisional Court denies leave to appeal in Trailing Commission class action

In Stenzler v TD Asset Management Inc., the Ontario Divisional Court recently denied an appeal by TD Asset Management Inc. (“TDAM”) from a decision certifying the Plaintiff’s action to recover trailing commissions he alleges were improperly paid by TDAM to Discount Brokers1. TDAM pays traili…

Continue reading the post titled Divisional Court denies leave to appeal in Trailing Commission class action
Published on: 5 Oct 2020 By

Leaves, layoffs and terminations: COVID’s impact on Ontario’s workplaces

In the ever-changing employment law landscape of 2020, it can be hard to keep pace and understand your options and responsibilities for your workforce. This blog will discuss some of our clients’ frequently asked questions about leaves, layoffs and terminations. Covid Related Leaves of Absen…

Continue reading the post titled Leaves, layoffs and terminations: COVID’s impact on Ontario’s workplaces
Published on: 5 Oct 2020 By

It’ll never happen to us: Union avoidance in the age of COVID-19

Union organizing campaigns can start in several different ways, however many find at their root a feeling among employees of unfair or unequal treatment by their employer. Sometimes the friction point is pay and benefits, other times it is entitlement to a benefit or advantage that others ma…

Continue reading the post titled It’ll never happen to us: Union avoidance in the age of COVID-19
Published on: 5 Oct 2020 By

Waiver of tort is out, and disgorgement is in – Atlantic Lottery Corp. Inc. v. Babstock., 2020 SCC 19

Introduction On July 24, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada brought clarity over a longstanding question in Atlantic Lottery Corp. Inc. v. Babstock,1 Waiver of tort as an independent cause of action that did not require proof of damages has been a concept up in the air, which has finally sett…

Continue reading the post titled Waiver of tort is out, and disgorgement is in – Atlantic Lottery Corp. Inc. v. Babstock., 2020 SCC 19
Published on: 1 Oct 2020 By

New COVID-19 screening requirement for businesses and organizations

On Friday, September 25th, the Ontario government announced that, effective September 26th all Ontario businesses must comply with any advice, recommendations and instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (the “Chief Medical Officer”) on screening for COVID-19.…

Continue reading the post titled New COVID-19 screening requirement for businesses and organizations
Published on: 1 Oct 2020 By

Dazed and Confused: Five more contractual considerations for uncertain times

In part one of this article, I discussed five considerations for negotiating and drafting contracts during this period of continuing commercial uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are five additional considerations for negotiating, drafting and executing contracts during …

Continue reading the post titled Dazed and Confused: Five more contractual considerations for uncertain times
Published on: 24 Sep 2020 By

Dazed and Confused: Five contractual considerations for uncertain times

The year 2020 will not soon be forgotten. Despite the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also provided a catalyst for substantial innovation and positive disruption to business models and commercial practices. During this time of business adaptation to respond to the unique challen…

Continue reading the post titled Dazed and Confused: Five contractual considerations for uncertain times