Litigation Blog

Whose Clients Are They Anyway? A Practical Primer on Non-Solicitation Agreements for Accountants.

April 10, 2019

Partnership agreements and employment agreements in use by accounting firms sometimes contain provisions stating that, after leaving the firm, the former partner or employee is restricted from competing with the firm.  Provisions of this sort are often unenforceable – especially if they are aimed at impeding normal business competition. However, a well drafted provision can be a barrier to a departing member approaching clients to bring them along.

“WhatsApp”, Your Honour?

February 26, 2019

In Nanda v. McEwan, 2019 ONSC 125, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (“ONSC”) considered whether a Deputy Judge erred in finding that WhatsApp messages were subject to the notice requirements in the Libel and Slander Act (the “Act”) which apply to newspapers and broadcasts.

Diligence in Reporting: Case Comment: Cronnox Inc. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2018 ONSC 6437

January 11, 2019

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Cronnox Inc. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters serves as a lesson to insurers and those they insure to be diligent about reporting and covering claims under professional liability policies.