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Every business, including small ones, can end up at trial

Every business, including small ones, can end up at trial

Everyone knows that lawsuits are expensive. I’ve written about the costs of lawsuits here. When I meet clients, we often discuss in general terms the costs related to lawsuits and the importance of planning properly to avoid them. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, […]

What do you do when your new car turns out to be a lemon?

What do you do when your new car turns out to be a lemon?

A friend of mine recently purchased a new vehicle. She had to return her new car a number of times as the starter and battery kept failing (I believe the dealer replaced the battery twice and the starter three times). She started to worry that […]

Must employers accommodate employees with addictions?

Must employers accommodate employees with addictions?

First, a caveat. I don’t practice in the specific area of labour law. However, I represent many businesses and employment issues are usually the single largest area of potential liability. As a business lawyer, I think its important to understand all of the (legal) factors […]

Employer paid $200k to sick employee after termination

Employer paid $200k to sick employee after termination

As previously discussed in the articles on our site, employers have significant obligations to their employees and can be held liable if they do not respect them. However, a review of ongoing cases before the courts demonstrates that employers just don’t seem to get it. […]

Can you be sued for leaving a negative online review?

Can you be sued for leaving a negative online review?

Can you be sued for leaving a negative online review? The short answer is: yes… A business can sue you under defamation laws. This CBC article covers a story where a renovation contractor sued a disgruntled customer for $3 million after that customer left a […]

Responsibility for Drunks

Responsibility for Drunks

Updated December 11th, 2018 Last year, I came across an article on the CBC website about a terrible car accident where 2 teen-agers lost their lives following a car accident.  They, along with a couple of other friends, had been drinking at a local establishment.  The Ontario Alcohol […]

Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette

Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette

  Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette Nothing is worse for business or moral than a toxic employee.  One person can make life miserable for the entire staff.  Supervisors or managers spend an inordinate amount of time managing the problems created by that one person.  The economic […]

Costly Facebook posts: Defamation

Costly Facebook posts: Defamation

Defamation on Facebook For some reason, recently, I have been involved directly or indirectly in a rash of defamation claims. When it rains, it pours…. While one dispute involved a traditional news outlet, the others stemmed from facebook posts.  According to Adweek, individuals (in the United States) spend […]

Breach of Contract consequences

Breach of Contract consequences

Breach of Contract We have all entered into a contract at one point or another in our lives.  Whether it be for a cell phone package, or to buy a new house.  Well over 99.99% of these contracts are respected and life runs fairly smoothly […]

Avoid litigation: buying and selling your home

Avoid litigation: buying and selling your home

Property Disclosure Statement:  Benefit or liability? When it comes time to make your offer to purchase a house, your realtor will provide the form of offer and assist in its completion. The form itself is 4 pages long.  The offer, once accepted (and the deposit paid) […]