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What To Do if You are Injured in a Car Accident

by Friedman Law Professional Corporation – April 2019   Even the best drivers may get into an accident.  Here is a general guide about what you can do at the scene of the accident to stay safe and what claims to file for your injuries and losses. Remember these important tips: Drive safely and in […]

ONTARIO’S NEW CONSTRUCTION ACT – SUMMARY OF CHANGES

After 25 years, the act governing construction in Ontario, the Construction Lien Act, RSO 1990, c C.30 (the “Construction Lien Act”), is being amended to address dissatisfaction with its shortcomings. The Ontario government task force delivered a densely packed 435-page report in 2016 after surveying practices from a variety of countries, including the United States […]

Charity Gets $7 Million, in Spite of a Lost Will

By Peter S. Spiro   Estate law is one area where our legal system imposes strict formality.  A valid will must meet the requirements set out in the Succession Law Reform Act.  Generally, the person making the will must be seen to do so in the presence of two witnesses who also sign their names.   […]

Deposits and Damages in Aborted Real Estate Deals:  Buyer Beware

By Peter S. Spiro In the current state of real estate law in Canada, buyers face some serious consequences when a real estate deal fails.   The buyer who does not carry through on its obligations almost always loses its deposit, and may be forced to pay additional damages to the seller.   That makes it very […]

Personal Liability of Directors and Executives for Wrongs Committed through a Corporation

By Peter S. Spiro The corporation is the dominant form of business organization in the modern economy.  It is a flexible structure that accommodates both one-person businesses and mega-organizations with billions of dollars of revenue. One of the key legal features of the corporation that makes it attractive is limited liability.  It makes it possible […]

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