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What's Fair When Terminating a Commercial Lease? The Court of Appeal's Diverging Views in Bennett Law Chambers Professional Corporation v. Camcentre Holdings Inc., 2022 ONCA 658

Canada - September 27 2022 On September 22, 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal revisited the interpretation of termination notice provisions under commercial leases in Bennett…

Simon Dugas

Estoppel by Convention: The Ontario Court of Appeal’s Latest Take on a Relatively Rare Form of Estoppel and the Implications for Contracting Parties

Canada - August 31 2020 The question often arises in contractual disputes as to whether a party is entitled to rely on the strict terms of the contract in circumstances…

Simon Dugas

Shareholder Claims for a Diminution of Share Value: The Ontario Court of Appeal Revisits the Limits of the Rule in Foss v. Harbottle

Canada - July 24 2020 The rule in Foss v. Harbottle is well established in Ontario law. It normally prevents shareholders from claiming a loss in…

Matthew Patterson

The Impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Performance

Canada - March 20 2020 With the global spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) causing unprecedented disruption to individuals and…

Increases Are Coming to the Monetary Jurisdictions of the Small Claims Court and for Rule 76 Simplified Procedure Actions Effective January 1, 2020

Canada - October 28 2019 A recent announcement by the Ontario Ministry of Attorney General has advised that, effective January 1, 2020…

Stephanie D'Amico