Contracts in the Court of Appeal: Right Decision: using “Good Faith” in lieu of hard line

*The names in this article have been adjusted to initials to protect our client.  Would you rather count on “good faith” from your boss or know what can lose you your job and what can’t? Sabsay Lawyers recently won a favourable decision at the ON Court of Appeal in the area of contract law, right on the …

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The Seriousness of Facing Fraud and Theft Charges

In the corporate world of Ontario, people may unknowingly become involved in operations or circumstances that turn out to be unlawful. However, if this happened to you, it might be challenging to get out of it without legal implications. This could involve something as simple as shoplifting or complicated involvement in an internet scam or …

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Why We Need Drug Treatment Courts

This article originally appeared on The Lawyer’s Daily website published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. The Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals (CADTCP) is comprised of judges, lawyers and treatment providers who either work in Canadian Drug Treatment Courts (DTCs) or advocate for them. We share common ground with professors Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner …

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Successful DUI Case

October 26, 2017: Today we successfully defended another DUI case. Our client had to swerve to avoid another vehicle which did an impromptu U-turn in front of traffic without looking. That u-turning driver was charged with careless driving as a result of that action. Because our client had to suddenly swerve to avoid t-boning the …

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Important employment contractor victory

September 26th the Superior Court of Justice released its decision for one of our clients. The client had signed a contract for six months’ of work of computer consultancy services. The client was acknowledged by everyone to be a top expert in his field. Before he signed the contract he advised the employer (technically, the company …

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SCC Denies Human Rights Discrimination Claim By Addict

In the Recent case of Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp. the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal was entitled to dismiss a discrimination claim based on drug addiction. Mr. Stewart had been fired from his job for violating the company’s zero-tolerance drug policy. He argued that he was being …

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Crown invites acquittal in assault trial

Our client was charged with two counts of assault and one of threatening death. On Day 1 of the trial a “witness” to these events was shown to have very faulty memories of the events. The complainant testified and cross examination reserved to today. Upon cross examination, numerous inconsistencies were demonstrated and a clear picture …

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Copyright Reform: Piracy punished by the Federal Court

Big moves from the Federal Court in copyright law! For the first time, in Nintendo of America Inc. v King et al., 2017 FC 246, the Federal Court imposed $11,760,000 in statutory damages for violation of the Copyright Act, ss 27(2) and 41.1(1), plus $1,000,000 in punitive damages.  Go Cyber was found liable for secondary …

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