Disputes and Litigation
Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure in Ontario
As of January 1, 2020, new rules are in place in Ontario regarding court procedures and the civil litigation process. Overall, these changes aim to increase access to the justice system for claimants with limited resources. Limited time, knowledge or...Read More
Regulatory changes for Ontario’s construction and environmental sectors
Ontario generates roughly 25 million cubic meters of excess construction soil, adding upwards of 14% to construction costs. For years, we have been expecting excess soil regulations from the province. Late last year, those regulations were finally filed. On July 1, 2020,...Read More
What Happens When a Landlord Defaults on their Mortgage?
When a mortgage goes into default, a mortgagee (the lender), has various options available to recover the debt owed to it. When this situation arises in the context of a mortgaged property that is subject to one or more tenancy...Read More
Two appeal decisions spotlight plight of self-represented litigants
Lawyers are all too familiar with the increasing trend of parties representing themselves in court and the problems that this situation presents to their clients, to the self-represented litigants (SRLs) themselves and to the court. Two recent Court of Appeal...Read More
Air Travel and Passenger Rights in Canada
Did you know that new protections have been put into place for air travellers in Canada? As of July 15, 2019, air travellers who purchase a ticket will be entitled to certain rights that they previously did not have access...Read More
Child Injured at School – Who is Liable?
With kids now going back to school, it is worth discussing one of the main concerns parents have when another person is in charge of watching their child: who is responsible if there is an accident and your child gets...Read More
How to Deal with Carbon Pricing
The federal carbon pricing regime will soon apply in more provinces across the country than it does not. Surely not a scenario envisioned or desired by the federal government but nonetheless the regime is alive in Ontario and will start...Read More
When is it too late to sue for debt owing on multiple issued invoices?
Every day businesses engage with other businesses for the provision of services. Typically, the service-provider will issue multiple invoices throughout the duration of the contract. Sometimes, however, not all of the invoices get paid. When is it too late to...Read More
Parental Waivers for Children’s Activities – Are they valid?
We've all seen variations of parental waivers for children's activities before. Parents are often asked to sign these prior to sending their kids off to sports camp, summer camp, and other activities that may involve the potential for physical injuries....Read More
Ontario’s New Prompt Payment Regime
As of October 2019, typical practices and procedures for payments in the construction industry in Ontario will drastically change. Is anyone really ready? With the amendments creating the Construction Act comes a 'prompt payment' regime for Ontario. By regulating construction...Read More