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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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Lying to home insurer regarding living expenses leads to denial of entire claim

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial judge’s decision to deny a plaintiff’s entire claim under her home insurance policy. The plaintiff made a false declaration to her ... [more] Full article

Slapping a woman’s buttocks at work is just cause for termination, but not wilful misconduct?

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

Trust Matters: Requirements for intention to create a trust without a written agreement

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

Sexual harassment and failure to accept employer’s disciplinary measures is cause for termination

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

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

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