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The Defence of Failure to Understand and Other Reasons for ILA

By Bruce Duggan Independent Legal Advice One of the most frequent questions/irritants Borrowers raise/experience in a commercial transaction is the requirement for their spouse to obtain independent legal advice. Typically, the complaint is that the spouse knows that what they are signing is a guarantee and that it is an inconvenient and needless [...]

By | March 24|Business Law|0 Comments

Construction Liens: A Primer

By Amrita Mann While a lien action may in many ways resemble any other civil action, there are significant differences. Part IV of the Construction Lien Act (the “Act”) contains rules that govern jurisdiction and procedure. Lien actions are commenced pursuant to Section 53 of the Act. The Threshold Under the Act, [...]

By | July 19|Business Law|0 Comments

Justin Clark Attends Law Society’s 3rd Annual Articling & Beyond Event

By Justin Clark Justin Clark, Partner at Simmons, da Silva + Sinton LLP attended the Law Society’s 3rd Annual Articling and Beyond event, offering advice to young lawyers. Click on the below link, to see what Justin had to say regarding articling, networking and the entrepreneurial spirit that brings a lawyer success. http://www.lawsocietygazette.ca/news/articling-beyond/ [...]

By | November 25|Business Law|0 Comments

Enforcing Non-Solicitation and Non-Competition Clauses

By Amrita Mann Non-Compete versus Non-Solicit Clauses While a non-competition provision restricts a former employee from competing against the former employer’s business, a non-solicitation provision is a less restrictive covenant and is narrowly aimed at preventing a former employee from soliciting his or her former employer’s (past, present and sometimes even potential) clients [...]

By | April 11|Business Law|0 Comments

Supreme Court dismisses request for an appeal by ‘vexatious’ litigant

William Malamas, 75, had hoped the Supreme Court of Canada would hear his appeal of a lower court decision declaring him a "vexatious litigant." By: Laura Kane News reporter, http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/01/23/supreme_court_dismisses_request_for_an_appeal_by_vexatious_litigant.html

By | January 24|Business Law|0 Comments

Judge finds missing Toronto lawyer Javad Heydary in contempt of court

Judge finds missing Toronto lawyer Javad Heydary in contempt of court Drew Hasselback | 29/11/13 4:41 PM ET An Ontario judge has ruled that missing Toronto lawyer Javad Heydary are in contempt for failing to comply with a court order that he immediately turn over $2.1-million in client funds Glenn Lowson for National Post, files [...]

By | December 13|Business Law|0 Comments

Lawyer probed over missing client funds

Lawyer probed over missing client funds JEFF GRAY - LAW REPORTER The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Nov. 27 2013, 7:10 PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 27 2013, 7:13 PM EST A Toronto lawyer is under investigation for allegedly misappropriating more than $3-million in funds kept in trust for a client and then leaving [...]

By | December 13|Business Law|0 Comments

Missing lawyer Javad Heydary faces contempt of court motion

Missing lawyer Javad Heydary faces contempt of court motion Drew Hasselback | 28/11/13 | Last Updated: 28/11/13 3:22 PM ET Javad Heydary is under investigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada for allegedly failing to return funds from a trust account to clients Photo: Glenn Lowson for National PostFormer clients of lawyer Javad Heydary want an [...]

By | December 13|Business Law|0 Comments

Missing lawyer Javad Heydary found in contempt

Missing lawyer Javad Heydary found in contempt Litigator ignored order to repay couple's $2.1M held in trust. By: Rachel Mendleson News reporter, Susan Pigg Business Reporter, Published on Sat Nov 30 2013 FOR THE TORONTO STAR / AARON HARRIS  Javad Heydary. A prominent Toronto lawyer and his firm were found in contempt Friday for “deliberately or recklessly” ignoring a court order [...]

By | December 13|Business Law|0 Comments

Law Society seizes Toronto lawyer’s practice after $3-million goes missing

Law Society seizes Toronto lawyer’s practice after $3-million goes missing Drew Hasselback | 28/11/13 7:00 AM ET Javad Heydary is under investigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada The Law Society of Upper Canada has seized control of the legal practice of Javad Heydary, alleging the high profile Toronto litigator has left the country [...]

By | December 13|Business Law|0 Comments