Prudent Investor Legislative Provisions Update

We have been advised by a communications official at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs that the prudent investor provisions under the Municipal Act, 2001 (the “Act”) are expected to be proclaimed in force next week (no reference however to the relevant regulations).

Litigation & Dispute Resolution module

WeirFoulds Partner Marie-Andrée Vermette and Associates, Megan Mah, Anastasija Sumakova and Kayla Theeuwen are contributors to the Lexis Practice Advisor Canada, Litigation & Dispute Resolution module. The guide was developed to quickly and easily […]

“Umbrella Damages” Forecast for Canada: Cross Border Sellers Beware

WeirFoulds partner Nikiforos Iatrou and associate Kayla Theeuwen contributed to the Aug/Sept issue of Today’s General Counsel with their article, “‘Umbrella Damages’ Forecast for Canada: Cross-border sellers beware “. The article examines divergent views on the issue of whether umbrella purchasers have a cause of action at Canadian law, and, as a result, identifies that a storm of umbrella damage claims may be in the forecast.

With or Without Prejudice?

A recent court decision in Ontario reminds us of the significant implications when communications are characterized as having been made “without prejudice”. Such communications are generally precluded from being disclosed or referred to in any subsequent court proceedings. In contrast, no disclosure restrictions are imposed on communications falling outside the without prejudice classification. It is important for parties and their legal advisors to keep the distinction in mind at the time a communication is made.