Important Information During the COVID-19 Period

Courthouse Functions for Civil Matters The Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including the Small Claims Court) has suspended all operations as of March 17, 2020 and until further notice, though it continues to hear urgent matters. Please speak to a lawyer to determine if your matter is “urgent”. Urgent motions will proceed either in writing,…

Force Majeure Clauses in Construction

The topic of force majeure, or frustration of contract, has been talked about a lot since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Force Majeure A force majeure clause generally operates to discharge a contracting party when a supervening, sometimes extraordinary, event occurs that is beyond the control of either contracting party but that makes performance…

New Proposed Rules Regarding Noise Complaints in Condominiums

Over the last few decades, Ontario has experienced a significant rise in the number of condominium developments. The Condominium Act, 1998 is the legislation that governs these developments. Specifically, the Condominium Act, 1998 sets out the rights and responsibilities of the condominium community, including developers, purchasers, owners, mortgagees, residents, condominium corporations and their boards. The…

Construction Lawyers on How to Vacate a Construction Lien

In a construction action, when a contractor or subcontractor is owed money, they can register a construction lien on title to the property where the work was performed, or material was supplied. The Construction Lien Construction liens are preserved when the lien is registered on title to the property where the work and/or materials were…

Civil Litigation – Getting the Most for your Legal Dollars

Civil litigation actions are often extremely time consuming and costly. While many parties choose to represent themselves, it is becoming increasingly clear that in order to be successful, you will require the help of a lawyer, thereby increasing the costs of the process dramatically. With that said, there are ways that you can reduce your…

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