Monthly Archives: October 2010

Production of Documents in Civil Litigation: Relevance and Semblance of Relevance

In a typical litigation case ,where the discovery rules come into play, each side is obliged to produce documents to the opposing party for review. Prior to January 1, 2010, the key test applied to determine whether documents should be … Continue reading

Options to renew leases/ Options to Purchase

Options are used frequently in Commerical leases and other agreements. Often these options will be based on Condition Precedents; conditions that must be satisifed before the option can be exercised. Courts will generally construe the condition precedents strictly. It is … Continue reading

The Legal Relationship between Universities and Students

There are many types of arenas where the law is called upon to resolve disputes. Disputes may occur between individuals or between corporations and individuals or between corporations. Disputes also arise between students and Universities. The relationship between a student and … Continue reading

Is it a Residential Unit ?

The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006  (“RTA”) is a statute that governs residential landlord/tenant relationships in Ontario. There are numerous residential tenancies in Ontario and the premises take many forms. Tenants can rent detached houses, semi-detached houses, apartments etc. The RTA sets … Continue reading

Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance

There are a number of potential claims that could haunt directors/officers of companies. They could be sued for a number of alleged wrongs including in such areas as unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, misleading advertising, employment insurance payments and … Continue reading

Residential Tenancies: Rent

In the typical residential tenancy scenario, the rent is paid in monies. However rent can also be paid in other ways.  Where the landlord and tenant agree that the tenant can carry out certain work in the residential premises and … Continue reading