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Torkin Manes LegalPoint

School Board Liability for Sexual Assaults by Teacher

Loretta P. Merritt An Ontario judge has found a school board vicariously liable for historical sexual abuse of a student by her teacher. This is an important decision as...
Jul 14, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How the closed Canada-U.S. border affects binational families

Adam N. Black Special to Financial Post The COVID-19 curve continues to flatten in Canada, while the rate of infection is soaring in the United States. Over the past week, Canadians have see...
Jul 13, 2020

Economic loss and allegedly flawed financial product

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily Ordinarily, if a person or corporation suffers pure economic harm, the remedy is a claim for breach of contract. This places the wronged party in the ...
Jul 13, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Insurance and Healthcare Considerations

Cody F. Dolgay The Canadian health and long term care industries have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. It would appear that this has not gone unnoticed by ins...
Jul 8, 2020

Safety first! New Canadian cloud security guidance is issued

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer In early June the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCC) released four critical sets of guidelines for acquiring secure cloud services. While the CC...
Jul 3, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brave New World: A Lawyer’s Suggestions for Dentists in the COVID-19 Era

Neil M. Abramson Oral Health In merely a few short months, life as we know it has changed dramatically. Since the beginning of the COVID‑19 pandemic, the way in which we do virtua...
Jun 29, 2020

Why commercial realities matter in contractual rectification

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer’s Daily In 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed in Canada (AG) v. Fairmont Hotels 2016 sec 56, that contractual rectification is available to correct wr...
Jun 22, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Court of Appeal Rules that “Cause” Existed to Invalidate Without Cause Termination Provision

Shreya Patel In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that a “termination for cause” provision that violates the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 20...
Jun 19, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ontario Pauses Commercial Evictions

Kenneth Beallor On June 17, 2020, the Ontario government passed the Protecting Small Business Act, temporarily halting or reversing evictions of commercial tenants an...
Jun 19, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Creating a Plan to Reopen Your Physical Workplace

Dania Mastrorillo and Taryn Meyer On June 8, 2020, the Ontario government announced its plan to progress to Stage 2 of reopening the province of Ontario amid the coronavirus pandemic (...
Jun 17, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

What Landlords need to know about Bill 184 and prospective amendments to Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act, 2006

Seth Zuk and Anthony D'Angelo On March 12, 2020, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing introduced Bill 184, proposing the new Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Co...
Jun 15, 2020

Emerging From the Crisis: Understanding the Impact on Health Law

Neil M. Abramson Speaker, OBA Health Law Section Neil Abramson, of our Health Law Group, spoke at the OBA Health Law Section program on June 10th titled "Emerging From the Crisis: Understanding the I...
Jun 10, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

When do Courts Allow Recovery for Pure Economic Harm?

Marco P. Falco Where a person or corporation suffers a pure financial loss, contract law ordinarily comes to the rescue. It places the wronged party in the same posi...
Jun 10, 2020
Jun 10, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Business Considerations for Companies Reopening During COVID-19

Reena Rosenwald As the Province of Ontario continues the process of reopening, businesses are beginning to resume operations. Companies are facing significant uncerta...
Jun 5, 2020

Getting it right: Using consumer-facing AI tools wisely

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer The use of artificial intelligence technology can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the growing ability of AI machines and algorithms to make ...
Jun 5, 2020

No surge in domestic violence cases during COVID-19 lockdown — but it’s happening

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post The Ontario trial courts (the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice) in March 2020 closed their doors to all but the most urgent ...
Jun 2, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Temporary Pandemic Pay Order Issued Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 241/20

Irv Kleiner and Shreya Patel On April 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it would be providing frontline employees with temporary pandemic pay in recognition of th...
Jun 2, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Temporary Relief for Employers – New Employment Standards Regulation

Daniel Pugen On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government introduced Ontario Regulation 228/20 (the “Regulation”) that amends the Ontario Employment St...
Jun 1, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Bill 188 Amendments to PHIPA

Sahil Razdan In light of the global COVID-19 crisis, majority of the world and its businesses have instantaneously inherited the need to become more digital. While...
May 29, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dentistry in the COVID Era: How to Stay Safe and Stay in Practice

Neil M. Abramson Oral Health The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the ways in which society operates as a whole. For the time being, large public gatherings ar...
May 29, 2020
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