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Top things to know if you miss judicial review deadline

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily Most applications for judicial review of an administrative decision in Ontario must be brought within 30 days under ss. 5(1) of Ontario's Judicial Rev...
Nov 24, 2022
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Why a stepfather was granted parenting time — and court costs — despite biological mother’s objection

Adam N. Black Financial Post Today’s modern family takes its shape in many ways. And a whole new set of family law questions emerge when single parents form new relationships, bec...
Nov 9, 2022
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Impending Ban on Purchases of Residential Real Estate by Non-Canadians: What Home Buyers, Builders and Brokers need to know

Aaron English, Seth Zuk and Anthony D'Angelo The Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act will come into force on January 1, 2023, as one of several measures enact...
Nov 9, 2022
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Evolution of the family – The Importance of Biological Ties

Laurie H. Pawlitza Commonwealth Lawyers Association In Canada, as the make up of families change, the resolution of parenting issues becomes more complex. The laws in each province and the federal laws ...
Oct 31, 2022
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The Problem with Class Actions for Historical Sexual Abuse Cases

Loretta P. Merritt In Ontario, class actions are governed by the Class Proceedings Act, (the “CPA”), and allow an individual to advance a legal claim on behalf of two or...
Oct 28, 2022
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Is it Too Late to Seek Judicial Review of Your Tribunal Decision?

Marco P. Falco Under the Judicial Review Procedure Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.J.1 (the “JRPA”), most applications for judicial review of an administrative decision in Ontar...
Oct 26, 2022
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Top four things to know about `good faith' and commercial contracts

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily The Supreme Court of Canada's precedent-setting decision, Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71, established that all commercial contracts in Canada are bound...
Oct 11, 2022
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Reunited might not feel so good if you signed a prior separation agreement

Laurie H. Pawlitza Financial Post Elizabeth Taylor, Elon Musk and Frida Kahlo all have something in common: they married the same person twice. Only Kahlo stayed together with Diego Ri...
Oct 6, 2022
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What You Need to Know About “Good Faith” and Your Business Contract

Marco P. Falco Since the Supreme Court of Canada’s ground-breaking decision, Bhasin v. Hyrnew, 2014 SCC 71, all commercial contracts in Canada are bound by the princ...
Sep 27, 2022
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Judge appoints receiver to get to the bottom of husband's assets in divorce case

Adam N. Black Financial Post Judicial intolerance for spouses who provide incomplete financial disclosure in divorce cases appears to be on the rise, amid an increasing backlog of...
Sep 20, 2022
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Law governing appeals from commercial arbitration needs clarification

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily Ontario courts adopt a deferential posture toward commercial arbitration awards. This approach is consistent with the fundamental principle underlying...
Sep 9, 2022
Aug 29, 2022
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In family law, biology no longer the ‘tiebreaker’ when a child’s best interest is at stake

Laurie H. Pawlitza Financial Post As the make up of families changes, the resolution of parenting issues becomes more complex. The laws in each province and the federal laws set out a ...
Aug 11, 2022
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What you now need to know about administrative delay

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily Excessive delay in an administrative process can have a major impact on the parties affected. Delay affects a party's psychological well-being, underm...
Aug 11, 2022
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Considerations Before Seeking Judicial Review Checklist (ON)

Marco P. Falco LexisNexis Canada's Practice Guidance tool This checklist identifies some of the most important factors an applicant should consider when deciding to pursue judicial review in the Ontario Divis...
Aug 3, 2022
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COVID-19 Period Ends on July 30, 2022, and Temporary Lay-Off Rules Resume

Shreya Patel As employers know, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government passed a regulation that temporarily extended timelines when temporary...
Jul 28, 2022
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Think your marriage contract is a sweetheart deal? Case shows courts may not be so sure

Adam N. Black Financial Post Marriage contracts can be an effective tool for a couple wishing to create certainty in the event of their future separation. But failing to take care...
Jul 28, 2022
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Electronic Monitoring of Employees – Government of Ontario Provides Guidance

Shreya Patel In April 2022, the Government of Ontario enacted Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022, which, amongst other legislative changes, amended the Ontario...
Jul 26, 2022
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Top 5 Lessons You Now Need to Learn About Administrative Delay

Marco P. Falco The delay in a regulatory or administrative process can have a profound impact on the parties affected. Delay hinders a party’s psychological well-...
Jul 25, 2022
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New option for Canadian charities working with non-qualified donees

Linda J. Godel and Nathaniel Balakumaran The Lawyers’ Daily Canadian registered charities that work with non-charities now have another manner of doing so. Specifically, new qualifying disbursement rules have b...
Jul 20, 2022
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