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Toronto’s On Again, Off Again Election To Proceed Notwithstanding Provincial Interference

Shortly after his election in June 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford convinced his colleagues in the Ontario Legislature to pass Bill 5, a law reducing the size of Toronto City Council from 47 wards to 25 to match Provincial and Federal ridings. The Toronto municipal election scheduled for October 22, 2018 would proceed with the reduced number of wards. Premier Ford was formerly a Toronto City Councillor. With the election well underway when Bill 5 was passed, many parties objected to the perceived changing of the rules midway through the election. They further posited that the Premier was motivated by ... [more] Full article

Law firm denied lien against its own client for legal fees

In the case of Weenen v. Biadi, the Ontario Court of Appeal was faced with a request from the law firm of a successful plaintiff that its outstanding legal fees ... [more] Full article

Suing for unpaid legal fees (usually) not illegal, Divisional Court confirms

For decades, Ontario lawyers suing to collect their accounts have sometimes faced an obscure but potentially devastating obstacle: the Solicitors Act (Ontario).[1] On its face, s. 23 of the Act seems to ... [more] Full article

Credit Card Class Actions

The plaintiffs in these class actions claim that rules established by the Visa and MasterCard networks constitute a conspiracy to fix the fees that merchants pay (namely, merchant discount rates and interchange fees), contrary to section 45 of the Competition Act. [more] Full article


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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. Michael’s peers and clients have commented that Michael is an “excellent and creative lawyer,” “finds unique solutions to complex problems,” and that “Michael gets it and knows how to win.”

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Daphne Hooper

Daphne Hooper

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Daphne represents clients in a broad range of commercial matters and is a valued member of the firm’s competition law practice group. Her experience includes complex contractual disputes, multi-jurisdictional class actions, employment matters and professional negligence, including errors and omissions by brokers/dealers and lawyers.

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Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Chris Somerville has a record of diligent and resourceful advocacy in a wide range of cases. His experience and skills cover commercial and civil litigation in general, and securities litigation, administrative law, and employment disputes in particular.

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