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Ontario’s Second Province Wide Shutdown

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Keep informed about Ontario’s new State of Emergency provisions introduced on January 14, 2021 by accessing the following link.

Prepared with the assistance of Kevin Mooibroek.



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Business and Corporate Commercial

Partial shutdown of business does not preclude business interruption claim

Friday, October 2, 2020

As we head into the seventh month of the artificial economic lockdown ordered by Canadian governments at all levels and brace ourselves for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic...



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

James R.G. Cook
jcook@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Commercial Real Estate

Ontario’s courts are gradually getting back to business

Friday, July 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our justice system. With the announcement of the state of emergency back in March of this year, courthouses were significantly shutdown. 



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Residential Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, March 30, 2020

As the global COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, there is growing debate in Ontario in connection with the obligations of residential tenants to pay their monthly rent at the beginning of April.



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Nicholas Argiros
nargiros@grllp.com

Expertise:
Commercial Real Estate

The Ontario Government’s Response to COVID-19: An Overview

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Ontario is now two weeks into its emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the world and caused economic havoc.

Although the world has experienced such pandemics in the past, with the 1918 Spanish Flu causing an estimated 50 million to 100 million deaths worldwide, we have been inundated with...



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Alleged extension of time does not prevent discount brokerage to conduct sell-out in its discretion

Monday, March 16, 2020

A margin account permits an investor to borrow money from a broker in order to buy more securities than an investor would otherwise be able to purchase with their own capital. “Margin” requirements are established by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and represent the percentage the investor is...



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Scott Gfeller
sgfeller@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

It's Game Day!: The Summary Dismissal of a Misfeasance Claim

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In sports, players and coaches prepare for “Game Day”. In the days prior to a game, they will review video of their opponent, hold meetings to develop and review a game plan, and diligently practice so that they will be fully ready when the game starts.



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Alexander Melfi
amelfi@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Lawyers Owe Duty to Their Own Clients, Not the Opposite Side

Friday, June 15, 2018

The relationship between a lawyer and a client is sacrosanct. Indeed, communications between a lawyer and his or her client are protected by a privilege which the Supreme Court of Canada determined years ago was not a mere rule of evidence but a substantive rule.



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Alexander Melfi
amelfi@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

In the Cold Light of an Unfavourable Result, Blaming Your Lawyer Will Not Brighten Your Prospects

Thursday, March 29, 2018

In our justice system, there are winners and losers. While winners are often elated with a result, losers are sometimes bitter and seek to blame those around them for their loss. They appeal their unfavourable...



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

James R.G. Cook
jcook@grllp.com

Chris Junior
cjunior@grllp.com

An Online Date to Forget

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The modern era has given those seeking love and romance more tools to find the right partner. Online dating sites are thriving with people hoping to find their...



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Scott Gfeller
sgfeller@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Provisions of whole contract make seller responsible for severance costs

Friday, August 4, 2017

When interpreting a contract, it is important to remember the fundamental rule that the whole agreement must be considered, not just a few isolated words or...



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Bill Michelson
bmichelson@grllp.com

Brandon (Brady) Jones
bjones@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Commercial Real Estate

Plaintiff’s “Kicks at the Can” are limited

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In Canada, a plaintiff generally gets two “kicks at the can” to win their case: once at trial; the second time on appeal. But some plaintiffs want more “kicks” and sometimes, after being dissatisfied with a...



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Alexander Melfi
amelfi@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Bank not responsible for fraudulent instructions delivered via customer’s email account

Friday, May 12, 2017

Although the rapid increase in technology in the past twenty years has a lot of advantages, it also has many disadvantages. One of the biggest disadvantages is electronic fraud precipitated through...



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Scott Gfeller
sgfeller@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Mortgage proceeds paid to fraudster’s lawyer, in trust, covered under title insurance policy

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thanks to the ability to produce believable fake identity documents, real estate fraud continues to plague Ontario and to cause headaches...



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Alexander Melfi
amelfi@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Court Holds Canada A Free Trade Nation Within Its Own Borders: Provincial Tariff Ruled Unconstitutional

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Politicians have debated trade and tariffs for centuries. Proponents of capitalism often argue that there should be free trade between countries so as....



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Author:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Purchase of Title Insurance a Buyer’s Issue: Sellers’ Claim Against Lawyer for Failing to Advise of Insurance Purchase Dismissed

Thursday, July 14, 2016

In a recent case the Gardiner Roberts Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group were asked to defend a lawyer and the Lawyer’s Professional Indemnity Company against a vendor’s third party claim for...



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Jane Sirdevan
jsirdevan@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

GR Lawyers Obtain Dismissal of Municipal Conflict of Interest Case Against Ford Brothers

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gardiner Roberts was successful in securing the dismissal of the municipal conflicts of interest application that was brought against the Ford brothers by a city resident.



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Jane Sirdevan
jsirdevan@grllp.com

Chris Junior
cjunior@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Real Estate Agent Liability: Highlighting the Potential Causes of Action Against Them

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A real estate agent can be defined as any individual who is licensed to represent a buyer or a seller, and sometimes both in the case of dual agency...



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Authors:
Bryan Skolnik
bskolnik@grllp.com

Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Nervous shock claim dismissed: Divisional Court agrees that juror in criminal trial fails to meet test

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Under Ontario law a person who suffers a physical or psychological injury as a result of a crime of violence is entitled to make a claim for compensation under the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act.



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Author:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Court Refuses to Give Buyer 13 Month Extension to Exercise Assignment Option: Time Period Held Unreasonable and Right Surrendered

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Courts have often been required to determine whether a person holding an option or a right of first refusal under a lease or other contract is entitled to enforce such right.



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Howard Wolch
hwolch@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Unpermitted Removal of Support Walls Covered by Title Insurance Policy: Title Insurer Obligated to Pay Future Repair Costs to Remedy Dangerous Condition

Monday, December 7, 2015

On December 3, 2015, lawyers for Gardiner Roberts secured another in a long list of significant favourable awards against a title insurer.



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Authors:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Alexander Melfi
amelfi@grllp.com

Gavin J. Tighe
gjtighe@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Insider Trading: What Does it Mean for In-house Counsel?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Author:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Amended Rules of Professional Conduct

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Author:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Not a Technicality: Magder v. Ford

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Author:
Stephen A. Thiele
sthiele@grllp.com

Expertise:
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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