What can I do if I disagree with a class action settlement?
Class actions are regularly resolved by way of settlement. Unlike settlements in other types of litigation, class action settlements must be approved by the court. Once approved, the settlement is binding on all class members who did not opt-out of the action. Prior to the settlement approva…Continue reading the post titled What can I do if I disagree with a class action settlement?
Civil Liability and COVID-19
COVID-19 mandates have become increasingly politicized over recent months. The many who descended on Parliament Hill in late January to protest COVID-related government restrictions are one extreme example of the rising dichotomy in Canada. However, what many Canadians may be unaware of is t…Continue reading the post titled Civil Liability and COVID-19
Three things Ontario employers can do this week to limit employment liability in 2022
Happy new year! Let’s hope that this is the beginning of the end of COVID-19. To start the year off with something light but action-oriented, I thought I would propose three things that you can do this week to help get your organization started off on the right foot in 2022 from an employment law...Continue reading the post titled Three things Ontario employers can do this week to limit employment liability in 2022
Coming to Canada on an intra-company transfer work permit
The intra-company transfer category allows international companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada for the purpose of expanding the Canadian economy and enhancing competitiveness in international markets. Intra-company transfer work permit holders provide significant ec…Continue reading the post titled Coming to Canada on an intra-company transfer work permit
Does a father have unequal rights to parent?
In family law, there is a long-held misconception that mothers will be favoured over fathers for decision-making responsibility (custody) and parenting time (access). Back in the 1950s, courts firmly held that young children should spend the majority of time with their mother in what was cal…Continue reading the post titled Does a father have unequal rights to parent?
The impact of marriage and separation on an existing Will: recent changes to the Succession Law Reform Act
Recent amendments to the Succession Law Reform Act have changed the impact of marriage and separation on an existing Will. Prior to January 1, 2022, marrying after the date a Will was signed caused that Will to be automatically revoked. To avoid revocation, the Will had to provide that it w…Continue reading the post titled The impact of marriage and separation on an existing Will: recent changes to the Succession Law Reform Act
Non-compete clauses in Ontario: status and potential application of Bill 27
By now, most employers know that Bill 27, the Working for Workers’ Act (the “Act”), prohibits employers and most employees from entering into non-competition agreements (“non-competes”). At this point, we have limited information about how this will be implemented and treated by the C…Continue reading the post titled Non-compete clauses in Ontario: status and potential application of Bill 27
Litigation Autonomy, Class Actions, and Unexplored Territory
Analyzing the Superior Court’s decision in Brazeau v. Canada (Attorney General), 2021 ONSC 8158 Introduction Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act, 1992 (the “CPA”) divides class actions into different stages, contingent on whether the litigation is focused on collective or individual issues. A pr…Continue reading the post titled Litigation Autonomy, Class Actions, and Unexplored Territory
How do I join a class action?
A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Together, these people form a “class” and are referred to as “class members.” In Ontario and most other provinces,1 class actions …Continue reading the post titled How do I join a class action?
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