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Notice Extension for Bad Faith Dismissal: A Remedy Divorced From the Wrong

The effect of the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd.1 is irrefutably significant in the development of the law of wrongful dismissal in Canada. In Wallace, the Supreme Court reviewed the law … More

Bad Faith Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Cases: Post Wallace Jurisprudence

Prior to the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd.,1 in a case of wrongful dismissal, damages were limited to the earnings lost during the period of reasonable notice to which the employee was … More

Wills Variation and the Blended Family: Who Wins, Who Loses?

Claims by opposing members of blended families are among the most common estate disputes of modern times. Relatively few contemporary cases involve disputes solely among members of a single immediate family. Various writers have observed that no discernible trends have … More

Wills Variation Claims Involving Independent Adult Children

Claims by and involving adult children since Canada’s landmark wills variation decision in Tataryn v. Tataryn Estate, [1994] 2 S.C.R, 807; [1994] S.C.J. No. 65 fall into two main categories, each carrying with it its own particularities. I have classified … More

Jurisdictional Issues in Electronic Commerce: A Canadian Perspective

Governments, the private sector, the media, and academicians have defined electronic commerce (“e-commerce”) in a variety ways. Narrowly defined, e-commerce refers to  sales or purchases transacted over open or public networks, such as the Internet, independent of whether the payment … More