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Year: 2016

Ex-NHLer wins suit for wrongful termination of endorsement deal

December 12th, 2016 in Wrongful Termination

The precise wording of a contract is integral to its proper enforcement. Any person who takes action based on a contract clause needs to be certain of their interpretation of that clause or risk their action backfiring on them. A…

School director sues for wrongful termination, wins settlement

December 5th, 2016 in Wrongful Termination

When an employee takes a leave of absence with his or her employer’s consent, it is expected that the employee will be able to return to his or her position at the end of the leave. Failure to allow for…

Construction Liens – Who is liable to pay?

November 25th, 2016 in Construction Liens

As unfortunate as it may be, contractors and material suppliers sometimes do not get paid for supplying services or materials to an improvement for an owner, or contractor, or subcontractor. In case of non payment, the unpaid contractor or material…

Employee paid bonus after wrongful termination

November 3rd, 2016 in Wrongful Termination

A person’s rights as an employee are a combination of what your contract or employment agreement states, and what the law sets out. When an employer is in violation of either those, it impacts how the other is applied. Though…

Possible case of wrongful termination in fast food firing

October 27th, 2016 in Wrongful Termination

The relationship between an employer and his or her employees can sometimes be a delicate matter. A good employer seeks to provide a comfortable working environment for staff, but must balance employee rights with the needs of the business. A business…

Humane Society named in lengthy wrongful termination suit

October 21st, 2016 in Wrongful Termination

The laws of Ontario are written to protect the rights of every person living and every entity functioning within the province. As such, there are provisions to allow for reviews of decisions made by judges in a courtroom. Appeals can…

Undue Influence Surrounding Wills

October 4th, 2016 in Elder Law & Estates

Virtually everyone postpones writing a will. Maybe because it is a tangible reminder of our mortality or perhaps it is difficult to decide to whom to give the property that we worked so hard to acquire during our lives. Whatever…

Challenging and Defending Gifts to Family Members

September 16th, 2016 in Elder Law & Estates

Some elderly individuals, before they die, may wish to transfer money, real property or other assets to their children, or other relatives, as gifts. However, these kinds of transfers come at a risk. There are often disputes among family members…

Vehicle flees fatal accident near Tavistock, driver wanted

September 14th, 2016 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents can change lives in a matter of moments. Tragically, accidents do happen, but failing to take responsibility for one’s actions when an accident occurs is a serious offence. An unidentified driver is now the subject of a…

Midwife named in medical malpractice suit

September 7th, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion. Modern medicine and childcare practices have greatly reduced the likelihood of major incidents during childbirth compared to times past, yet there always remains a chance of something going wrong. A…

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