Disputes and Litigation
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
Do Condos Have a Duty to Accommodate Disabled Residents?
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) recently released a decision regarding whether condominium corporations in Ontario have a duty to accommodate the specific requests of disabled residents and, the timeframe within which action must be taken. In Polito...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
Keeping The Noise Down In Condominiums
There are many ways you can enjoy settling into a new condominium. However, dealing with a noise complaint probably isn't one of them.More residents may be using outdoor terraces, BBQ areas, sporting grounds, or generally having more people over to...Read More
How does condominium law respond to unauthorized sublets?
The rise of short-term lending websites like Airbnb has raised questions for landlords and condo boards alike. In Ottawa, one landlord has raised condominium law questions related to these sites after a tenant rented his unit on Airbnb without his permission....Read More