July 25, 2014

Employment Law in Québec: Indeterminate Terms


The employee in question had been working for his employer since 1994.  On Friday, February 15, 2008, he gave his employer a notice of resignation in which he announced that he would be terminating his contract of employmen...

June 5, 2014

Over the last few months, you may have seen emails from large commercial entities, be it accounting firms, magazine subscription, or others, asking you to confirm that you wish to continue receiving their emails.  Those businesses are gearing up to ensure that their cu...

February 21, 2014

Musoni v. Logitek Technology Ltd., 2013 ONCA 622 (CanLII)


Wrongful dismissal action was brought by an Employee of Logitek Technology Ltd. alleging that despite Logitek's purported termination without cause (and with pay in lieu of notice), the termination was actually...

October 20, 2013


Yen Estate v. Chan 2013 BCCA 423


Mr. Yen died at the age of 98, leaving a Will that was executed 37 years ago.  In that Will, Mr. Yen had left his entire estate to his spouse, if she survived him.  In the event his spouse did not survive him, the estate would be divid...

March 20, 2013

Child Support - Family Law  (De Beck v. De Beck, 2012 BCCA 465 – 2012/11/21)


The mother of three children appeals an order awarding the father s. 3 Guidelines support for the parties’ three children.


At the material time one child was not in school but under 19; the ot...

February 21, 2013

299 Burrard Residential Limited Partnership v. Soroor Essalat (B.C.C.A., June 21, 2012) (34968)


The Purchaser agreed to purchase from a developer a strata title apartment in a luxury condo & hotel development situated at waterfront Vancouver. This was a “pre-sale agree...

January 21, 2013

New Family Law Act in Effect March 18, 2013


On Nov. 23, 2011, a new family law bill was passed in the B.C. legislature. The Family Law Act will come fully into force on March 18, 2013, and will replace the current Family Relations Act.


The new Act places safety and bes...

December 21, 2012

Employment Law: Termination (New Brunswick Court of Appeal)


The Applicant, AMEC Americas Limited, doing business as AMEC Earth and Environmental (“AMEC”) was in the business of engineering and product management. The Respondent, MacWilliams commenced full-time employme...

November 20, 2012


Case Notes:  Southcott Estates Inc. v. Toronto Catholic District School Board


A single-purpose corporation (“SCo”) that belongs to a group of companies engaged in development of real property (“B Group”) sued the vendor under a contract of purchase and sale of land f...

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