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The Top 5 Mistakes Made on Judicial Review Applications in Ontario

Marco P. Falco As judicial resources become scarce, provincial governments are looking evermore to administrative tribunals to adjudicate disputes.
Sep 8, 2021
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Is there a “Plausible Inference of Liability”? If so, you Should Start Your Lawsuit Now

Marco P. Falco In most provinces across Canada, a party has two years to start a civil action. This two-year limitation period is triggered the moment the plaintiff ...
Aug 25, 2021
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How to Prove Breach of Good Faith in a Commercial Contract

Marco P. Falco In 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada reaffirmed that parties to a contract have a duty not to “lie or otherwise knowingly mislead each other about mat...
Jul 27, 2021
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Has Your Home Updated its MAiD Policy? Recent Legal Developments in Medical Assistance in Dying

Lisa Corrente In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in the Carter decision that sections of the Criminal Code which made it illegal for anyone, including a phy...
Jul 15, 2021
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The Failure to Object in the Lower Court: Is it Fatal to Your Appeal?

Marco P. Falco For decades, the Ontario Court of Appeal has held that, as a general rule, it will not hear appeals from aspects of the lower Court proceeding to whic...
Jun 21, 2021
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What Every Lawyer Should Know about Raising New Issues on Appeal

Marco P. Falco After a lengthy Court proceeding, lawyers may be tempted to devise new arguments on appeal in the hope of having an unfavourable decision overturned. ...
May 6, 2021
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When Does “Another Proceeding” Postpone a Limitation Period?

Marco P. Falco In Ontario, a plaintiff must start their lawsuit against the defendant within two years for most civil actions. But the two-year limitation period may...
Apr 7, 2021
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Is Summary Judgment Always the Answer?

Marco P. Falco “Fast justice” does not always equal good justice. In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada heralded a new age of civil litigation in Hyrniak v. Mauldin, ...
Mar 16, 2021
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Choices, Choices: What You Now Need to Know about Contractual Discretion

Marco P. Falco Since 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada has recognized that all commercial contracts must be performed honestly, in accordance with the principle of g...
Feb 16, 2021
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New and Improved TSX-V Capital Pool Company (CPC) Program Rules Now in Effect

Michael J. Hanley and James Leech On January 1, 2021, the rules governing the TSX Venture Exchange’s capital pool company (“CPC”) program were significantly changed and improved for th...
Jan 15, 2021
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The Duty of Honesty in Commercial Contracts: What You Now Need to Know

Marco P. Falco In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized that all parties to a contract have a duty to act honestly: Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71. This includ...
Jan 4, 2021
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A New Test for Partial Summary Judgment?

Marco P. Falco One of the tools parties use to shorten the length of civil actions is to resolve their disputes by way of summary judgment. The Supreme Court of Cana...
Dec 14, 2020
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Is Partial Summary Judgment Dead?

Marco P. Falco Litigation is expensive. Canadian Courts have a number of weapons in their arsenal to address this concern. One of them, the summary judgment motion, ...
Nov 23, 2020
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Plaintiffs Beware: An Alternative Process May Not Suspend Your Limitation Period

Marco P. Falco Since 2016, it has been Ontario law that where a plaintiff is pursuing an alternative process to a law suit in order to resolve their dispute, the two...
Oct 21, 2020
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How do Canadian Courts Determine a Statute’s Purpose? The Role of “Soft Law”

Marco P. Falco One of the key factors a Court has to take into account when interpreting legislation is the Act’s purpose.
Sep 21, 2020
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Disgorgement of Profit: What Every Defendant Needs to Know

Marco P. Falco At the end of July, the Supreme Court of Canada released a major decision about disgorgement—the remedy that restores the defendant’s “wrongful gain” ...
Aug 18, 2020
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Can Shareholders Sue Personally for Losses in Company Share Value?

Marco P. Falco Since 1843, a corporation has been treated as a distinct legal entity from its shareholders. The practical effect of what is known as the rule Foss v....
Jul 15, 2020
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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
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Business Realities Matter When Courts “Correct” Contracts

Marco P. Falco Canadian Courts have always had the power to correct mistakes in commercial contracts. The Supreme Court of Canada, in its 2016 decision Canada (AG) ...
May 19, 2020
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The Duty of Commercial Parties to Act in Good Faith: How Far Does it Go?

Marco P. Falco Since 2014, Canadian contract law has recognized that commercial parties owe one another a duty of “honest contractual performance”, as an element of ...
Apr 23, 2020
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Using “Good Business Sense” to Interpret Commercial Contracts

Marco P. Falco For decades, Canadian Courts have applied the principle that commercial contracts should be interpreted in a way that avoids business absurdities. An...
Mar 10, 2020
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How Do Courts Analyze Tribunal Decisions? Supreme Court of Canada Ushers in a New Age of Judicial Review

Marco P. Falco When Courts are asked to scrutinize tribunal or administrative decisions, the first question is the standard of judicial review they should apply. Sh...
Feb 5, 2020
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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
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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
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