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ROSS-CLAIR V CANADA (ATTORNEY GENERAL): CONTRACTORS BEWARE OF CHARGING FOR EXTRAS

Ross-Clair, a division of R.O.M. Contractors Inc. v Canada (Attorney General),2016 ONCA 205 [Ross-Clair] is the…

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SOME SUGGESTIONS ON REGULATING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION: CITY OF TORONTO V UBER CANADA INC.

In November of last year, I wrote an article for The Court on the recent decision in Uber Canada Inc. v City of Toronto, …

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MAPLEVIEW V PAPA KEROLLUS: ERRING ON THE SIDE OF FAIRNESS WHEN ADJUDICATING COMMERCIAL LEASES

Mapleview-Veterans Drive Investments Inc. v Papa Kerollus VI Inc. (Mr. Sub)2016 ONCA 93 [Mapleview], a…

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SWERN V AMAZON HARDWOOD CENTRE INC: CLEVER JUDICIAL DECISION-MAKING OR CONFUSING LAW?

Due to a dearth of commercial appellate decisions around the holiday season, a tort decision from the Ontario Divisional Court has caught my attention. Swern v Amazon Hardwood Centre Inc, …

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EVANS SWEENY BORDIN LLP V ZAWADZKI: LIMITS ON CONTRACTUAL FREEDOM BETWEEN LAWYER AND CLIENT

In the civil litigation context, it has been a client’s longstanding right to challenge the reasonableness of his or her lawyer’s account for services rendered. Clients may apply to have a lawyer’…

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A PROPOSAL TO ENCOURAGE UP-THE-LADDER REPORTING BY INSULATING IN-HOUSE CORPORATE ATTORNEYS FROM MANAGERIAL POWER

After the 2001 financial collapse of publicly traded Enron Corporation-caused by alleged accounting fraud-the US. Congress included Section 307 in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“Section 307”).…

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