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The Litigator
AGM :: Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

THE LITIGATOR

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Cheerios: Download a coupon, lose your right to sue

A recent New York Times article warned consumers that by clicking "Like" on the Facebook page of General Mills, the maker of Cheerios and other products, they would be agreeing to limit themselves to resolve disputes with the company through informal emails or binding arbitration. [more] Full article

Recent Ontario cases highlight the scope of the oppression remedy – and its limitations

While the corporate oppression remedy is a broad remedy that can provide relief to a wide range of shareholders and certain other stakeholders harmed when a corporation is run contrary to their reasonable expectations, it will not provide relief to arm’s length contracting parties who later find that their contract does not give them the protection they want. [more] Full article

Bank cannot take advantage of mistake, court rules

Court clarifies doctrines of unilateral and mutual mistake

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently clarified the difference between mutual and unilateral contractual mistake in the case of Royal Bank of Canada v. El-Bris Limited. Laskin J.A., writing for the court, explained that the four prerequisites set out by the Supreme Court of Canada in Performance Industries Ltd. v. Sylvan Lake Golf & Tennis Club only apply to cases of unilateral, not mutual, contractual mistake. [more] Full article

A dog is not just another consumer product, appeal court finds

In a recent decision, Ontario's Divisional Court upheld an award of damages for pain and suffering to a couple who lost their beloved dog. In doing so, it refused to treat family pets as merely another piece of property. [more] Full article