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Masiel A. Matus

Masiel A. Matus

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

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.

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Employee not entitled to wrongful dismissal damages for share bonus (dividend) during notice period, Court of Appeal affirms

The Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed last week its earlier decision in Mikelsteins v. Morrison Hershfield Ltd. that a terminated employee was not entitled to share bonuses during the notice ... [more] Full article

Supreme Court explains duty to exercise contractual discretion in good faith

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

Court of Appeal to revisit employee’s right to wrongful dismissal damages regarding shareholdings

Update: The Court of Appeal reconsidered its earlier decision in light of Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd. but it did not change the outcome of the appeal. Read a ... [more] Full article

Commercial landlord on the hook for tenant shareholder’s loss in share value: Ontario Appellate Court clarifies limits on traditional rule that shareholders cannot sue for wrongs to the corporation

Shareholders of a corporation do not have a personal cause of action for wrongs committed against the corporation – such is the well-known rule in Foss v Harbottle. However, in ... [more] Full article

Alberta court declines to certify class action alleging negligent performance of investment advisory services

A proposed class proceeding for alleged negligent performance of investment advisory services was recently denied certification by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. In Fisher v Richardson GMP Limited, ... [more] Full article