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Ontario: an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction, Court of Appeal confirms

Ontario remains an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction, the Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed in its recent decision in Haas v. Gunasekaram. In overturning a motion judge’s refusal to stay proceedings under s. 7(1) of the Ontario Arbitration Act, the Court emphasized that courts should enforce arbitration agreements where possible and set out an analytical framework to be used in determining whether a stay of proceedings should be granted. The facts in Haas are straightforward. Haas entered into a shareholders’ agreement with three other investors in a Toronto restaurant. The restaurant failed. Haas sued the other three parties to the shareholders’ agreement ... [more] Full article

Judges Can Sit in Other Provinces: Supreme Court

Superior Court judges can sit outside their home provinces, the Supreme Court held today. This decision will facilitate the management of national class actions and other inter-provincial litigation in Canada. The ... [more] Full article

Supreme Court Provides a Window to Uniform Interpretation of Standard Form Insurance Contracts

The Supreme Court of Canada has provided guidance to the insurance industry on the interpretation of standard form insurance contracts in the recent decision of Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge. [more] Full article

Condominium Corporations Benefit From Business Judgment Rule Just Like For-Profit Corporations

In the case of 3716724 Canada Inc. v. Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 375, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that decisions of boards of non-profit condominium corporations are owed the same deference ... [more] Full article


Developments

Supreme Court of Canada to hear landmark auditor’s liability case

Today, on June 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada granted former Livent auditor, Deloitte ... [more]

Justice Brown Reins in Post-Discovery Summary Judgment Motions

In his recent Endorsement in 1318214 Ontario Limited v. Sobeys Capital Incorporated (2012 ONSC 2784), ... [more]
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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation, including business and construction disputes, fraud, employment law, competition investigations, private competition actions, elections law and dealing with municipal and government regulators.

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Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kenneth (Ken) Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. With more than 12 years of experience, Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C., ICD.D

The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C., ICD.D

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University and Host of the Ryerson Negotiation Project; David is highly regarded for his substantial, in-depth experience in both the private and public sectors, at both the national and international level. He has engaged in business activities throughout Canada and the United States, as well as Australia, China, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and Barbados, to name but a few.

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Meredith Hayward

Meredith Hayward

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Meredith has earned an impressive reputation for her skill and abilities in Commercial Litigation and Administrative Law, appearing at all levels of court in Ontario, before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Masiel A. Matus

Masiel A. Matus

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Masiel Matus consistently demonstrates strong knowledge and ability in the areas of commercial litigation, class action defence, employment and competition law. Masiel has provided diligent case management and litigation support in several complex litigation trials, making her a trusted and valued member of the Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP team.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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Kyle J. Peterson*

Kyle J. Peterson*

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kyle's commercial litigation and advocacy practice offers particular expertise in securities, insurance, construction and employment disputes.       * Presently on leave of absence from the Firm. Kyle Peterson was elected as a Member of the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election.

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Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Wendy Sun has substantive experience in domestic and international contractual disputes, competition law, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, negligent misrepresentation, commercial leasing, and intellectual property matters.

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Annie Tayyab

Annie Tayyab

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Annie Tayyab skillfully navigates a wide range of commercial matters. Her experience includes multi-jurisdictional class actions, complex contractual disputes, competition law, shareholder disputes, regulatory proceedings, consumer protection, commercial leasing, condominium legislation, and professional negligence, including errors and omissions by brokers/dealers and lawyers.

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David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

David's practice expertise focuses on all matters of Commercial and Civil Litigation, Competition and Administrative Law. David has acted for clients in a wide range of disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, class action defence, proceedings under the Competition Act, employment law disputes, contract disputes, breach of confidence/intellectual property disputes, fidelity bond claims, and professional negligence claims. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and has also appeared before the Competition Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal.

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