Negligence Liability & Regulation

Unfortunately, in January of 2022, this was a reality for two Toronto homeowners who were away on an extended business trip and returned home to discover their property was sold to new owners. While the homeowners were away, two fraudsters impersonated the homeowners, obtained fake IDs, hired a real estate agent, and sold the home...
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Most real estate transactions, whether you are a business owner entering a commercial lease, or a family purchasing a home, you are almost certainly using a real estate agent. All real estate agents owe their clients a duty of care. This duty requires the real estate agent to act in a way that is usual...
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Ontario’s Provincial Government has recently proposed Bill 218, titled the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act (the “Bill”). If passed, the most significant effect that the Bill would have would be to drastically limit the potential liability that businesses, individuals and the government could face from lawsuits brought by people who were infected or exposed to COVID-19....
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Many people are surprised at the conclusion of their lawsuit when they receive a bill from their lawyer that is much higher than they expected. If you receive a bill from your lawyer that you believe is unfair, there is a process in place to address your concerns called an assessment hearing.
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  Not surprisingly, untrue statements are often an important issue in lawsuits.
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