Ontario Superior Court of Justice Rules Insurers Must Be Clear to Rely on Fraud Defence

August 07, 2019

In Demetriou v. AIG Insurance Co. of Canada, 2019 ONSC 627, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found in favour of a plaintiff who was denied compensation by his insurer after an heirloom ring was allegedly stolen while on vacation.

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.