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How to Prove a Claim for Economic Loss

Marco P. Falco In Canada, actions for pure economic loss in tort law pose a unique set of challenges.
Nov 26, 2021
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Do You Have to Understand your Prospects of Success to Start a Lawsuit?

Marco P. Falco In Ontario, the two-year limitation period for most civil lawsuits starts when the plaintiff knows that their action would be an “appropriate means” t...
Oct 25, 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 a plaintiff proves breach of good faith in a commercial contract

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer’s Daily In 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada in CM Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 sec 45 reinvigorated the duty of honest contractual performance, i.e. the ob...
Aug 16, 2021
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

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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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
Apr 28, 2021
Article

When related criminal proceeding postpones civil action's limitation period

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily For most civil actions in Ontario, a plaintiff must bring their lawsuit against the defendant within two years. But the two-year limitation period may...
Apr 28, 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 solution?

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily "Fast justice" may not always amount to good justice.
Apr 5, 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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Legal Research in Practice: What You Didn’t Learn in Law School

Marco P. Falco Watch Marco P. Falco, Partner in the Litigation Department at Torkin Manes LLP, and co-host Cathy Hayhow deliver a seminar on Legal Research in Practi...
Mar 11, 2021
Article

Has the litigation culture shift happened?

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer’s Daily In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a judicial clarion call in Hryniak v. Mauldin 2014 sec 7. The court required a litigation "culture shift" ...
Feb 22, 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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Litigation in the Time of COVID

Marco P. Falco In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a judicial call-to-arms in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7. The Court called for no less than a litigation ...
Feb 2, 2021
Article

Commercial Times - The Duty of Honesty in Commercial Contracts: What You Now Need to Know

Marco P. Falco Commercial Times 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 12, 2021
Article

Legal test for partial summary judgment

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer’s Daily 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...
Jan 11, 2021
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

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
Article

The end of partial summary judgment?

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer’s Daily Litigation is costly. Canadian courts have a number of weapons in their arsenal to address this issue. One of them, the summary judgment motion, has b...
Dec 10, 2020
Article

Lawyers beware: Alternative processes may not suspend limitation period

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily Since the 2016 decision in 407 ETR Concession Co. v. Day 2016 ONCA 709, Ontario law is clear that where a plaintiff pursues an alternative process to ...
Dec 4, 2020
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