Disputes and Litigation
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
Relief From Forfeiture Granted Where a Tenant Failed to Deliver a Timely Written Notice of Their Intention to
In Veloute Catering Inv. v. Bernardo, 2016 ONSC 7281 (S.C.J.), Veloute Catering Inc. (Veloute), the tenant, and Bernardo, the landlord, entered into a lease in 2011 for a 5 year term with a right to renew for a further 5...Read More
Self-Representation In Court
Some individuals heading to court may decide to represent their case independently, without involving a lawyer. Choosing such a course for litigation presents its own challenges, requiring skill and planning. Long before a court date is set, it is necessary...Read More
Bringing A Small Claims Court Suit
Individuals who are planning to sue and are asking for damages amounting to $25,000 or less may bring the suit before the Ontario Small Claims Court. Such claims must fall under the category of money owed under a contract or...Read More
Passing of Accounts: Request for Further Notice
In my last blog I listed a number of changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure, affecting Applications to Pass Accounts. In this blog I would like to focus on one of these changes, the addition of a new "type"...Read More