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Expulsion of Partners: Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Good Faith Requirement

In Tim Ludwig Professional Corporation v. BDO Canada LLP, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court decision which awarded an expelled partner in excess of $1.3 million in damages for lost profits and benefits, and aggravated damages (see our Case in Point, Expelling a Partner: An Expensive Cautionary Tale for Partnerships). In…

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Fixed-Term Contract Termination Provision Violates ESA, Says Appeal Court

The Ontario Court of Appeal has again weighed in on the issue of termination provisions in employment contracts. By way of background, we recently reported on the February 2017 decision of the Court of Appeal in Wood v Fred Deeley Imports Ltd. In that case, the Court reversed a motion judge’s conclusion that a termination…

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Default Judgment Giving Rise to New Tort of “Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Private Facts” Set Aside

Early in 2016, we reported on a case in which the Ontario Superior Court articulated a new private tort: “public disclosure of embarrassing private facts.” The plaintiff in that case had been coaxed by a former boyfriend (the defendant) to send him a sexually explicit video of herself. Despite promising the plaintiff confidentiality, the defendant…

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Procedural Power of Courts Not Constrained by PIPEDA

In Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) does not interfere with the procedural powers of a court. The decision arose out of a situation in which past judicial interpretation and application of PIPEDA had impeded the ability of the…

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Appellate Court Refuses to Extend Time for Filing of Leave to Appeal: Case Lacked Merit

In Reid v College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently reviewed the test for extending time to file leave to appeal. The Court dismissed the motion for an extension of time on the basis that the proposed appeal lacked merit. The decision provides a helpful summary of the test for extending…

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Supreme Court Affirms Supremacy of Solicitor-Client Privilege

In Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. University of Calgary, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada (with two justices partially concurring) affirmed that the University of Calgary was justified in its refusal to produce certain documents over which it had claimed solicitor-client privilege to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (Commissioner). The…