Articles 2021


2023-2024 Recap: Achievements and Ongoing Initiatives

  • July 11, 2024
  • Aqsa Nadeem

As we approach the conclusion of the 2023-2024 OBA Citizenship and Immigration Law Section cycle, your Section Executive is delighted to provide you with updates on our accomplishments and ongoing initiatives. Your active participation and dedication have been instrumental in advancing our collective goals, and we are committed to building on this momentum in the year ahead.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum

2023/24 OBA Trusts and Estates Law Section Year End Report of the Public Affairs and Policy Committee

  • July 11, 2024
  • Angelique Moss and Demetre Vasilounis, OBA Trusts and Estates Law Section co-Public Affairs Liaisons (2023-2024)

The OBA Trusts and Estates Law Section’s Public Affairs and Policy Committee had a busy 2023/2024 term, having an ambitious list of projects on their docket. In this article, Angelique Moss and Demetre Vasilounis (co-Chairs of the committee) highlight some of these projects.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law

Court of Appeal Upholds Purchase Money Resulting Trust Decision

  • July 11, 2024
  • Diane Vieira, de Vries Litigation LLP

In this article, Diane Vieira discusses the case of Bradshaw v Hougassian. This is a decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal which clarifies the legal requirements for finding a purchase money resulting trust.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law
Golf Day winning team poses with trophy

19th Annual Golf Day and Lunch Program a Great Success

  • July 10, 2024
  • OBA Construction and Infrastructure Law Section Executive

Last month, the OBA Construction and Infrastructure Law Section hosted its 19th Annual Golf Day & Lunch Program at Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, Ontario. The sold-out event was a huge success thanks to our co-chairs, organizers, core sponsors and speakers.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Student Forum

Challenges and Strategies in Litigating Elder Financial Abuse Cases

  • July 08, 2024
  • Sarah Smith, Elm Law Professional Corporation

As the Canadian population continues to age, elder financial abuse remains a growing concern. Financial elder abuse cases may seem clear cut, but they can present numerous challenges that make the road to resolution difficult for litigators. This article summarizes the key challenges that present themselves when lawyers take on elder financial abuse cases and highlights the strategies that they can employ to combat these challenges, even before the case begins.

Elder Law, Student Forum
head-shot photo of author Ashley Landesman

“Oh Sheet!” - The Importance of Detailed Time Sheets in Proving Quantum of Damages

  • July 08, 2024
  • Ashley Landesman

In Sjostrom Sheet Metal Ltd. v. Geo A. Kelson Company Limited, 2023 ONSC 4959, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice affirmed several key legal principles, including the importance of carefully drafted pleadings, the validity of oral contracts, the significance of good record-keeping in quantifying damages, adherence to contractual default notice provisions, and the consequences that may flow from ambiguous or incomplete change orders.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Student Forum
side-by-side head-shot photos of authors James Little, Nicholas Reynolds and R. Bruce Reynolds

Walsh Construction v. Toronto Transit Commission: Guidance and Questions on Complex Delay and Disruption Claims, Expert Witnesses, and Flow-Through Claims

  • July 08, 2024
  • R. Bruce Reynolds, James Little, and Nicholas Reynolds

In response to Walsh Construction v. Toronto Transit Commission et al., 2024 ONSC 2782, the Superior Court has a offered a number of valuable takeaways for the construction industry and construction law practitioners, including counsel and arbitrators, regarding what can be expected in the resolution of a complex construction claim.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Student Forum

Navigating Franchise Disputes: Key Take-aways from Memphis Blues and 1010805 Alberta Ltd.

  • July 04, 2024
  • Melisa Delibasic, lawyer, KMB Law

Recent developments in franchise law are highlighted in two recent and notable cases that provide insights into the complexities of franchise agreements and the legal principles governing them. Together the cases address significant issues such as breach of contract, the application of constructive trusts, the duty of good faith, and the interpretation of franchise agreements, reflecting the evolving nature of franchise law in Canada.

Franchise Law, Student Forum

You Are the Company You Keep: Managing Third Party Privacy Risk

  • July 04, 2024
  • Nadia Jandali Chao, partner, Lerners LLP

Privacy regulators across Canada are signalling an increased focus on a particular risk area: namely, reliance on service providers. This article explores various key developments.

Privacy Law, Student Forum