Province of Ontario Sued for Breach of Contract

The province of Ontario is facing a $300 million lawsuit with respect to the cancelled natural gas-fired electrical power plant in Mississauga. Construction on the 280-megawatt plant had already begun when it was cancelled last fall by the Liberal government during the provincial campaign. The generator was a controversial project for residents of Mississauga, and … Read More…

Texting and Driving Don’t Mix

June saw a province-wide campaign called “D.O.N.T.”!  launched by the Ontario Brain Injury Association, along with affiliated community brain injury associations across Ontario for Brain Injury Awareness month. The campaign was designed to raise awareness of the dangers of motor vehicle accidents caused by texting or talking on a cell phone while driving. Distracted driving … Read More…

Relocation Deal Fiasco Costs Federal Government $30 Million

We often talk about breach of contract lawsuits when it comes to employment contracts – such as what you can do if your employer isn’t fulfilling their contractual obligations and other situations that can arise. As a recent landmark case illustrates, contractual obligations can effectively begin even before the papers are signed. The federal government … Read More…

Horrific Motor Vehicle Accident Leaves One Dead

A bizarre motor vehicle accident left nine injured and one fatality in north Toronto recently. In the dramatic incident, a TTC bus collided with a car northbound on Kipling. The bus then knocked out a pole and fire hydrant, crashed into a parked car and then drove into the front window of a CIBC bank … Read More…

Car Accident Adds to Hockey Player’s Woes

Take a major car accident, add competitive hockey and you have a recipe for debilitating and permanent injury. That’s just what a lawsuit by a former OHL player against the OHL organization alleges. John Chartrand was drafted into the OHL in 2009 at the age of 21. In 2010, he was involved in a serious … Read More…

Car Accident Highlights Side of Road Dangers

A horrific car accident west of the GTA underscores a roadside danger you may never have considered. Earlier this month, a family of three found themselves stranded by the side of the highway near Kitchener. Just as the OPP were on their way to respond to the calls for a disabled vehicle, they began to … Read More…

A Cross Border Shopper’s Slip & Fall

An Ontario resident has been allowed to proceed with a slip and fall claim in Ontario Superior Court even though her injury occurred during a cross border shopping trip in New York State. The accident occurred at a Home Depot in Watertown, New York, when the woman allegedly tripped over a rug that was bunched … Read More…

Donuts and Breach of Contract

Two very interesting cases involving franchise operations of both Tim Horton’s and Dunkin Donuts illustrate various aspects of breach of contract law. In the first case, Tim Horton’s franchisees initiated a class action suit against the donut giant for breach of the franchise agreement stemming from procedural changes that increased their costs. In ruling for … Read More…

Disability Prevention in the Spotlight

Sometimes, it’s working all by itself that can lead to injury and even a long term disability, leaving workers to work through insurance claims and more on their own and that’s just wrong. The Ontario Federation of Labour is calling for regulations to help prevent what it’s calling a growing epidemic of repetitive strain injuries … Read More…