Masiel has a broad commercial litigation practice and represents both national and international clients in a variety of complex matters. Masiel has experience litigating cases involving professional negligence, commercial leasing and real property disputes, insurance, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, employment matters and defamation claims.
Slapping a woman’s buttocks in the workplace without remorse can be just cause for termination, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently held, but, oddly, in this case the dismissed employee ... [more]Full article
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed the requirements for “certainty of intention” to create a trust in the absence of formal trust documentation. An objective standard must be applied ... [more]Full article
An employer has just cause to terminate an employee for inappropriate, sexually harassing comments and refusing to apologize, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently held. Employers should be particularly interested ... [more]Full article
Update: The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Mr. Mikelsteins’ application for leave to appeal without reasons on January 20, 2022. The Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed last week its earlier ... [more]Full article
In a highly anticipated decision, which took over a year to release, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the parameters of the duty to exercise contractual discretion in good faith ... [more]Full article