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VLADO HAJTOL – A NEW ADDITION TO CONNOLLY, NICHOLS, ALLAN & SNELLING LLP

Connolly Nichols Allan & Snelling are pleased to welcome Vlado Hajtol as their new associate. Vlado will be part of the firm’s Wills and Estates group as well as its Real Estate group. Prior to joining our firm Vlado practiced Wills and Estates Law in a prominent law firm in Cornwall, Ontario and as a…

Over $800,000.00 awarded in British Columbia Wrongful Dismissal Case

The largest wrongful dismissal award in Canadian history was recently awarded by a jury in Prince George, British Columbia in the case of Higginson v. Babine Forest Products Ltd. The case was reported by the Prince George Citizen newspaper on July 27, 2012. The Plaintiff, Larry Higginson, had been employed by Babine Forest Products for 34 years and…

Employee Entitlements on Dismissal Under Common Law and Employment Standards Act

When an employer chooses to terminate a worker’s employment, one the most important considerations is whether the termination is a wrongful dismissal or for just cause. Most terminations are wrongful dismissals, typically entitling the dismissed employee to both reasonable notice damages at common law and damages under the Ontario Employment Standards Act. A dismissal for…

New Rules for Employment Contracts in Ontario

During the summer of 2012 the Ontario Court of Appeal changed the rules that apply to employment contracts with the decision of Bowes v. Gros Power Products Ltd. It was formerly the case in Ontario that if an employee was dismissed without cause, and their employment contract provided for a fixed amount of severance, the employer…

Alcatel-Lucent Employee Vendor Fair

Members of the firm recently attended the Alcatel-Lucent employee vendor fair. A variety of businesses from Kanata attended to showcase their products and services to the employees of Alcatel-Lucent. Attending for the firm were family Lawyer Gina Rossi, real estate Lawyer Louise LeBlanc, civil litigation Lawyer Bill Parker, and corporate & commercial Lawyer Olegas Maksimovic. Alcatel-Lucent employees…

Charges of Mischief to Data under the Criminal Code of Canada

Mischief to data is a criminal offense resulting from the unauthorized destruction or alteration of data on a computer system. Although the charge is relatively rare, there are a variety of situations that may lead police to bring this charge against individuals who are unaccustomed to finding themselves in criminal court. Often individuals involved in…

Separation Agreements – Financial Disclosure

Before signing off on a separation agreement, both parties must exchange sworn financial statements along with full and complete financial disclosure supporting their respective financial positions.  Where there is lack of financial disclosure, a party may petition the court to set aside a separation agreement. There may be significant consequences where a party has failed…

Supreme Court of Canada in LEGO

Just in time for the holidays, the legal section of the National Post has reported on a Saskatchewan man who built the Supreme Court of Canada out of LEGO bricks for his wife. The project was 15 months in the making and required over $1,500 in custom LEGO bricks. Judging by the bright flowers and…

Whisky, Trademarks and Distinguishing Guises

If you enjoy a drink during the holidays you may find the ongoing trademark dispute between Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky and tequila maker Casa Cuervo particularly interesting. In a case that is now headed to a United States Federal Appeal Court, Maker’s Mark whisky is claiming infringement of its trademark, namely the wax dripped over its bottle. In Canada this type…

Expert Reports in Small Claims Court

One of the difficulties Plaintiffs frequently encounter in Small Claims Court is the cost of pursuing a claim. In addition to legal costs and court costs, Plaintiffs are often required to obtain expert reports in order to prove an element of their case. An expert  report is essentially an opinion on a material issue given…