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Kitchen table separation agreements can be binding under the right circumstances

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to Financial Post Many couples who have entered into a separation agreement, marriage contract or cohabitation agreement later wonder whether they made the right decisi...
May 31, 2023

Business contract arbitration clauses: Why the words matter

Marco P. Falco Law360 Canada One of the most overlooked provisions in a commercial contract is an arbitration clause. These clauses typically set out the resolution mechanism the ...
May 23, 2023

When Al starts making administrative decisions

Marco P. Falco Law360 Canada One of the tenets of procedural fairness is the right to reasons for an administrative decision. Canadian tribunals and decision-makers have an obliga...
Apr 17, 2023

Couple's move to Ontario puts millions in play in high-stakes divorce case

Adam N. Black Financial Post Wealthy families are no strangers to marriage contracts. But sometimes a formal agreement isn’t enough to satisfy the family law courts. That was one ...
Mar 30, 2023

Blowin’ in the wind: Rights of first refusal, good faith in business contracts

Marco P. Falco Law360 Canada A right of first refusal clause (ROFR) can be a critical component to any commercial agreement.
Mar 28, 2023

Canadian Privacy Law Review: Preparing for and Responding to Security Breaches

Roland Hung Canadian Privacy Law Review Roland Hung's recent article titled, "Preparing for and Responding to Security Breaches" was featured in the April issue of the Canadian Privacy Law R...
Mar 27, 2023

Revisiting doctrine of 'legitimate expectations' in Canadian administrative law

Marco P. Falco Law360 Canada Procedural fairness is at the core of administrative decision-making. One aspect of natural justice is that if a government actor makes a specific rep...
Mar 14, 2023

Seven Tips for Better Technology Services Agreements

Lisa R. Lifshitz Lexpert In a perfect world, all technology vendors would present their clients with balanced legal agreements that perfectly represent the commercial deal bet...
Mar 13, 2023

Technology, Privacy, and Regulation In An Evolving Industry

Matt Maurer and Roland Hung Business of Cannabis In 2018, the Canadian government enacted the Cannabis Act (the “Act”), providing legal access to cannabis and mechanisms to control and regulate its p...
Mar 3, 2023

Private Ontario corporations: New requirements to maintain transparency register

Chaim Sapirman and Dania Mastrorillo The Lawyer's Daily On Jan. 1, 2023, amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the OBCA) came into effect, requiring private Ontario corporations (a corporat...
Feb 6, 2023

Challenging tribunal decision for procedural unfairness

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer’s Daily Procedural fairness is one of the hallmarks of an administrative proceeding. A lack of due process compromises the very merits of the decision itself....
Jan 17, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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