July 22, 2021
With the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada, employers are anxious to get their employees vaccinated and “back to normal,” employers are likely thinking about what they can do to return to pre-pandemic operations. The question then arises: can an employer require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine? And, if an employee refuses, what options does the employer have?
September 22, 2020
Christa Nicholson comments on a recent unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada that adds legitimacy to third party litigation funding as a potential path by which to maximize recovery for an insolvent company's creditors, as well as for use in commercial litigation and arbitration contexts.
September 16, 2020
How did the Ministerial Order of March 30, 2020, affect Rules 4.31 and 4.33? Gavin Price and Charlotte Stokes take a look at how the courts may interpret the Order's effect on what is sometimes referred as the "Delay Rules."
July 29, 2020
Given the current situation, Courts are likely to consider factual nuances in each class action on a case-by-case basis, including how the defendants responded to the unexpected and unprecedented change in making their decisions.
June 18, 2020
Some low-wage workers are opting to continue receiving their CERB benefits citing that the payments are more than their paycheques. Cassandra Sutter issues a warning against that approach.
June 11, 2020
With the enactment of Ministerial Order 39/2020, the signor and witness need not be in the same room.
May 14, 2020
The economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that some contracts that were once previously viable, may no longer be - making disclaimer an attractive potential option for an insolvent party.
May 13, 2020
Discussions with creditors and stakeholders are best undertaken with an understanding of formal and informal insolvency proceedings. Christa Nicholson and Angad Bedi describe the available options, as well as steps that may be taken by creditors to enforce their rights.
April 28, 2020
In response to limited Court access and other restrictions, a Ministerial Order was issued in late-March to "push pause" on litigation. Gavin Price and Charlotte Stokes explain the Order's potential effects on deadlines.
April 27, 2020
Christa Nicholson provides you with some practical “must-know” takeaways when planning for potential liquidity crunches or insolvency-related challenges.
April 15, 2020
What exactly constitutes insider trading in the face of a pandemic and its consequent economic fallout? Andrew Wilson, and Angad Bedi take a look at the sub-requirements.
April 14, 2020
Ryan Phillips and Maureen McCartney-Cameron tell you what to look for in your insurance coverage.
April 9, 2020
For the first time, a Canadian Court has recognized Publicity Placing a Person in False Light as a cause of action. What is it and how can it affect you? Oliver Ho explains the implications of this new tort in his latest article.
April 8, 2020
Glenn Solomon QC, FCIArb and Laura Warner address a misconception that commercial evictions have been Suspended.
April 2, 2020
Glenn Solomon QC, FCIArb, outlines some of the analysis that commercial landlords must undertake in determining the best strategy in navigating the complex issues arising in commercial leasing relationships.
April 1, 2020
The Legislature has amended the Rules of Court by way of an Order in Council. David J. Marshall has noted the key amendments for civil litigators in his most recent article published on our COVID-19 Resource Page
April 1, 2020
How do you practice social distancing when documents need to be executed? Oliver Ho explores the legislation around using electronic signatures.