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Real Estate


Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 1:49 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario court denies motion to dismiss borrower’s indemnification claim against mortgage brokers

The Ontario Superior Court has rejected a motion for summary dismissal of a counter-claim for indemnification against mortgage brokers brought by a borrower in an action concerning outstanding mortgage payments, finding that the claim was not time-barred. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 11:17 AM

Environmental lawyer launches non-profit

North Bay, Ont.,-based environmental lawyer Kerrie Blaise has founded Legal Advocates for Nature's Defence (LAND), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing access to justice that advocates for the protection of nature and honouring of Indigenous sovereignty in law and policy. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 @ 6:18 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Breach of - Damages

Appeal by appellants from trial judgment for breach of contract on ground that trial judge erred in his calculation of damages. The appellants owned two adjacent properties that were used for commercial tenancies and a mini-storage business. The parties entered into a joint venture agreement to develop the properties. The joint venture never came to fruition. The respondent incurred development expenses. The parties entered into an agreement of purchase and sale (“2013 APS”). The respondent would pay rent to the appellants for a sales office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 1:13 PM

New intellectual property lawyer joins Aird & McBurney

Kazim Agha has joined Aird & McBurney as a partner and member of the intellectual property group ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 1:12 PM

New Montreal partner for Bennett Jones

Bennett Jones welcomed Yannick Beaudoin as a partner in the firm’s newest office in Montreal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 12:44 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario Court of Appeal denies creditor’s late redemption bid for property in receivership

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the dismissal of a creditor’s motion opposing the sale of a property in receivership, finding that the creditor did not have an absolute right to redeem the first mortgage during a court-approved sale process. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 10:04 AM

Wildfires: Wake-up call for climate change action, transformative reconciliation | Nick Leeson

The situation in Yellowknife, one of Canada’s largest sub-Arctic cities, is a nightmare unfolding. Authorities have evacuated the entire population, an unparalleled situation in its history.  As an Indigenous rights lawyer, the significance of this crisis for our legal system, environment and relationship with the land is not lost on me. As we endure another record-breaking wildfire season, we must face the devastation and recognize the urgency of unified action. ... [read more]

Monday, August 21, 2023 @ 4:42 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario Court of Appeal denies constructive trust in real estate proceeds over $2.3M fraud claim

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision denying a constructive trust over the proceeds of a property to a company which alleged that funds stolen from it were used to purchase and renovate the property. ... [read more]

Monday, August 21, 2023 @ 1:07 PM

Ontario expanding strong mayor powers to 21 more municipalities to meet housing targets Doug Ford

In an effort to build more homes, the Ontario government is expanding strong mayor powers to “21 more municipalities” and launching a $1.2-billion fund to provide “significant new funding based on performance against provincial housing targets.” ... [read more]

Monday, August 21, 2023 @ 11:44 AM

Three new associates for Daoust Vukovich

Daoust Vukovich LLP welcomed new associates Dylan Armstrong, Latisha Cohen and Joshua Youssef Tawadros to the Toronto firm. ... [read more]