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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…

Mark van Zandvoort

Five Key Appellate Decisions of 2021

Canada - January 11 2022 At the outset of 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada further developed the law on the duty of good faith, and outlined when the exercise of contractual…

Steve J. Tenai

Treat Other Counsel How You Wish to Be Treated: The Rules Versus the Golden Rule

Canada - November 30 2021 When a plaintiff serves a statement of claim, the Rules of Civil Procedure (the “Rules”) require that a defendant must serve a statement of defence…

Josh Suttner

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…

Mark van Zandvoort

Ontario Court of Appeal: A Debtor’s Assurances May Postpone the ‘Discovery’ of a Claim

Canada - March 17 2022 In its recent decision, Thermal Exchange Service Inc. v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 1289, 2022 ONCA 186, (“Thermal Exchange…

Max Muñoz