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Workplace Policies That All Businesses Need

Peter C. Straszynski and Shreya Patel Ontario employers are required by law to have certain workplace policies in place at work.
Jan 17, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

When Does a Plaintiff “Discover” a Claim in Ontario? A Principled Approach to Limitation Periods

Marco P. Falco Most civil actions in Ontario are subject to a two-year limitation period under section 4 of the Limitations Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c.24, Sched. B (the...
Jan 16, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Corporations Act – Further Delay

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (Ministry) recently released new information confirming further delay for Ontario’s Not-for-P...
Jan 14, 2020

Trading your share of the house for reduced child support could leave you paying more

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post In family law, agreements reached between separating couples often contain more creative and individualized terms than do court orders. One spouse may...
Jan 9, 2020

Statutory interpretation and ‘ordinary meaning’ of words

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily One of the ways in which Canadian courts interpret legislation is to analyze the “ordinary meaning” of words. Reference is made to the rea...
Dec 17, 2019

‘Catch me if you can’: Husband who failed to disclose Cayman Islands bank account ordered to pay wife $32,000 in costs

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post When a couple separates, financial issues almost inevitably arise. To answer these questions, financial disclosure is essential. But, what happens whe...
Dec 17, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Are Commercial Arbitration Awards Immune from Judicial Scrutiny?

Marco P. Falco Sophisticated commercial parties may arbitrate their disputes for a number of reasons. Under Ontario’s Arbitration Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.17 (the “Act”)...
Dec 16, 2019

Connecting the right way this holiday season

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer ‘Tis the season to spend lavishly on gifts for friends and family, and no doubt many of the year’s hottest purchases will include so-called “smart” de...
Dec 11, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Busting Sexual Assault Myths (Still)

Loretta P. Merritt It’s been a long time since R. v. Seaboyer was released in 1991 but the myths just keep on coming up in sexual assault cases. In three recent decision...
Dec 3, 2019

Mother awarded costs after father tries (and fails) to play hardball

Justyna A. Waxman The Lawyer's Daily Mackie v. Crowther 2019 ONSC 6431, a well-reasoned recent decision of Justice Alex Pazaratz, is the most recent of a long line of family court decisio...
Nov 26, 2019

How to Work Successfully in the Cloud: Removing the Cloudy from Cloud Technology

Lisa R. Lifshitz Speaker, Annual Digital Open Government Forum: Digital Disruption-Disrupt to Innovate? Lisa Lifshitz spoke at the Annual Digital Open Government Forum in Ottawa on November 26, 2019. The forum was focused on digital disruption and e...
Nov 26, 2019

Cannabis Law Day

Hunter Forman Ontario Bar Association, Speaker
Nov 25, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

When is a Structure Not A “Structure”? The Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation

Marco P. Falco When Courts interpret statutes, they consider the “ordinary meaning” of the words used in the legislation. “Ordinary meaning” refers to the reader’s i...
Nov 25, 2019

Adam Black on children living at home longer and the effects this is having on some child support decisions

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post Following a couple’s separation, there is no greater certainty than a parent’s obligation to support their children. But what happens if, ...
Nov 21, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario Government Passes Wage Restraint Legislation

Daniel Pugen On November 8, 2019, the Provincial Government passed Bill 124, “the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019” (“Bill 1...
Nov 20, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Retirement Home Or Long-Term Care Facility

Irv Kleiner Torkin Manes LegalPoint In a recent interest arbitration award that was convened for the purposes of determining a labour dispute under the Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitrati...
Nov 13, 2019

Disorder in the court: When one spouse ignores rulings, the other often pays the price

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post Family courts seem to have an abundance of litigants who view court orders as “suggestions” only. Orders for support and for the payment o...
Nov 12, 2019

PIPEDA mandatory breach notification provisions turn one

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column How times passes when you’re having fun. The provisions of Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electr...
Nov 11, 2019

Accommodating Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace

Shreya Patel and Peter C. Straszynski E-Alert The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) applies to all employers in Ontario. The AODA and its regulation...
Oct 31, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Does Summary Judgment by Agreement Require a Different Legal Test?

Marco P. Falco Torkin Manes LegalWatch As civil trials become more expensive, Canadian Courts are looking for different ways to resolve parties’ disputes. One of these mechanisms is t...
Oct 25, 2019

Adam Black on why conflict doesn't always end with a court order for separating couples in his latest column in the National Post

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post Parenting issues can be the most arduous and protracted component of the complex matrix of issues that must be resolved when a couple separates. For s...
Oct 23, 2019
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