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Jan 18, 2021

New Public Health Measures and Restrictions Due to Stay-At-Home Order

In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Ontario government declared a second state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order tha... Read More

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Jan 14, 2021

Supreme Court of Canada Decision: When Silence can be Deceptive

The Supreme Court of Canada recently clarified the duty of honest contractual performance in C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger. In a nutshell, the Supr... Read More

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Jan 8, 2021

COVID Case Files - Ontario Home Builder Magazine

“I ADVISE MY BUILDERS TO BE VIGILANT AND IDENTIFY ALL THE REASONABLE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS.” THE ISSUE: HOW LON... Read More

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Commercial Real Estate Law

Jan 7, 2021

Shareholders’ agreements: best weapon to fight corporate oppression

January 4, 2021 | By Julius Melnitzer Published on LegalWriter.net If there’s doubt in anyone’s mind about the superior protection shar... Read More

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Tax Law  |  Business Law

Jan 7, 2021

Some Good News for Landlords - Letters of Credit and Tenant Bankruptcies:

BY Aidan Macnab | 07 Jan 2021 | Published in Law Times  Some Good News for Landlords - Letters of Credit and Tenant Bankruptci... Read More

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Jan 4, 2021

Update of Condo Purchase Agreements

We hope you have had enjoyable holidays and that the New Year brings you happiness, health and success. We wanted to take this opportunity to remin... Read More
Dec 24, 2020

Letters of Credit and Tenant Bankruptcy – Good News for Landlords

Commercial landlords often obtain security from their tenants with respect to their lease obligations. Such security can take the form of a securit... Read More

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Dec 24, 2020

Snow and Ice Claims – The Occupiers’ Liability Amendment Act. 2020 – New 60 Day Period for Notice of a Claim

The Occupiers’ Liability Amendment Act. 2020[1] (the “Act”) came into effect on December 8, 2020. The Act is short yet it has gre... Read More

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Commercial Real Estate Law

Dec 18, 2020

COVID-19 Litigation - SUPPORTING ONTARIO’S RECOVERY ACT, 2020 (the “Act”)

My last two articles have been about the CERS program which provides a subsidy to commercial tenants, as well as Bill 229 which is now law, which p... Read More
Dec 11, 2020

Bill 229 - Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020

As most of you are aware, the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program ("CECRA") for commercial tenants and landlords  en... Read More

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Nov 30, 2020

Buyer Beware: Class-Action Lawsuit Against Cancelled Condo Project Dismissed

Published in Toronto Storeys | November 26, 2020 hen buyers launched a class-action suit against a developer that cancelled a preconstruction... Read More

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Nov 27, 2020

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy ("CERS") - the New Benefit Program to Assist Commercial Tenants and Property Owners

On November 19, 2020, the federal government of Canada enacted Bill C-9, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy) Read More

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Nov 24, 2020

Developer avoids liability after cancelling condo

Published November 23, 2020 | Condo Business Magazine  The recent Ontario court decision in Ritchie v Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. is ... Read More

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Nov 12, 2020

Zombie Deeds: The Dead Cannot Be Resurrected

Published on Mondaq.com | 10 November 2020 A legal decision rarely begins with a discussion of magic and bringing back the dead. But that is prec... Read More
Nov 9, 2020

Don’t count on ‘zombie deeds’ in estate planning: Part two

Published Friday, November 06, 2020| The Lawyer's Daily As we stated in part one of this series, the court in Thompson v. Elliott Estate ... Read More

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Nov 5, 2020

Don’t count on ‘zombie deeds’ in estate planning: Part one

Published in The Lawyer's Daily | Wednesday, November 04, 2020 Alitha Elizabeth Elliott transferred her house on April 18, 2017. There was only on... Read More

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Oct 20, 2020

NEW CERS Benefit Program to assist Landlords, Tenants, Charities and Not-for-Profits

As you may know, the CECRA Program ended on September 30,2020 yet COVID 19 continues to affect tenants and landlords as well as charities and not-f... Read More

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Oct 19, 2020

Recent legal decision provides good news for developers of cancelled condo projects

Published in Mortgage Broker News, Oct 16th, 2020 | Clayton Jarvis  In June, a class action lawsuit filed by three purchasers of a cancelled ... Read More

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Oct 19, 2020

Exculpatory clause protects developers from claims when cancelling condo projects

Published in Builder Bites, Oct 16th, 2020 Pre-construction condominium cancellations have been a hot topic over the last few years, as purchasers... Read More

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Oct 13, 2020

3 Legal Questions About Handling Workplace Bullies

Litigation Lawyer Barbara Green interviewed in the latest issue of Canadian HRReporter  ‘Sometimes an employer may think to t... Read More

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