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Construction Litigation Tips: Settlement Checklist

  • May 16, 2022
  • Dan Fridmar, Fridmar Professional Corporation

Settlements are always preferred to litigation, but it's important to note the following procedural steps when finalizing a settlement in construction lien litigation.

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Failure to Pay Adjudicator’s Order Puts Judicial Review at Risk in Ontario

  • May 16, 2022
  • Ivan Merrow and Morgan Watkins, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

In SOTA Dental Studio Inc. v. Andrid Group Ltd., 2022 ONSC 2254 (“SOTA”), the Divisional Court unanimously rejected the owner’s application for judicial review of an adjudicator’s order requiring payment of outstanding invoices. The application was rejected because the applicant had neither paid the order under review, nor moved for a stay. SOTA is the first reported decision from a judicial review of an adjudicator’s decision under Ontario’s Construction Act.

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In-House Insights: Jason Lewis

  • March 07, 2022
  • Jason Lewis, Principal Legal Counsel, WSP in Canada; Dan Fridmar, Fridmar Professional Corporation

Introducing the In-House Insights series, where we interview in-house lawyers on their work experiences, the difference in their responsibilities from out-house firms, and general advice. Jason Lewis is Principal Legal Counsel at WSP, one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. Since 2016-17, Jason has served as a member of the Ontario Bar Association Construction and Infrastructure Law Section Executive.

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In-House Insights: Lyndsay Butlin

  • March 05, 2022
  • Lyndsay Butlin, In-House counsel, Aecon Group Inc.; Dan Fridmar, Fridmar Professional Corporation

Introducing the In-House Insights series, where we interview in-house lawyers on their work experiences, the difference in their responsibilities from out-house firms, and general advice. Before moving in-house, Lyndsay's practice focused on commercial litigation, lawyers' negligence, and employment law. Lyndsay acted for business and individuals in commercial matters, including breach of contract claims and real property disputes.

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In-House Insights: Jordan Fletcher

  • March 05, 2022
  • Jordan Fletcher, In-House counsel, Aecon Group Inc.; Dan Fridmar, Fridmar Professional Corporation

Introducing the In-House Insights series, where we interview in-house lawyers on their work experiences, the difference in their responsibilities from out-house firms, and general advice. Having obtained his legal training from the University of Saskatchewan's College of Law, Jordan spent eight years in private practice prior to making his transition to in-house counsel at Aecon Group Inc.

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In-House Insights: Charlie Livermore

  • March 05, 2022
  • Charlie Livermore, In-House counsel, Aecon Group Inc.; Dan Fridmar, Fridmar Professional Corporation

Introducing the In-House Insights series, where we interview in-house lawyers on their work experiences, the difference in their responsibilities from out-house firms, and general advice. Charlie is Legal Counsel at Aecon Group Inc. He has been at Aecon for over three years, after articling and practicing litigation at Ross & McBride in Hamilton. His current practice includes all aspects of infrastructure law, with a focus on utilities and energy.

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In-House Insights: Devon Ryerse

  • March 05, 2022
  • Devon Ryerse, In-House counsel, Aecon Group Inc.; Dan Fridmar, Fridmar Professional Corporation

Introducing the In-House Insights series, where we interview in-house lawyers on their work experiences, the difference in their responsibilities from out-house firms, and general advice. Devon Ryerse was called to the bar in 2007 and practiced commercial and general litigation in Hamilton, Ontario for several years before transitioning to an in-house role at Aecon Group Inc.

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In-House Insights: Chris Moran

  • March 05, 2022
  • Chris Moran, General Counsel, Maple Reinders Group; Dan Fridmar, Fridmar Professional Corporation

Introducing the In-House Insights series, where we interview in-house lawyers on their work experiences, the difference in their responsibilities from out-house firms, and general advice. In this edition, we hear from Chris Moran - Chris Moran is the General Counsel of the Maple Reinders Group, where he is responsible for all of the legal aspects of Maple Reinders’ business.

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Modular Construction: Growing Methodology and its Legal Implications

  • January 07, 2022
  • Karen Groulx & Dragana Bukejlovic (with special thanks to Hala Abdul Ghani, articling student at Dentons Canada LLP)

This article explores the legalities surrounding modular construction. Modular construction is a process in which a building or structure, or components thereof, are constructed off-site, in a factory-like setting. While modular construction has existed for some time, today it remains an under-utilized building or construction process in Canada, comprising only 3% of North American new builds. It is clear that modular construction will have a place in the future of building in Canada. 

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