Read more on Owner Sues Strata Corporation for Injuries She Suffered From Paint Fumes

Owner Sues Strata Corporation for Injuries She Suffered From Paint Fumes

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An owner sued the strata corporation and the strata corporations’ property manager alleging she suffered injuries as a result of inhaling toxic paint fumes when a painting company engaged by the strata corporation repainted the common property hallways and stairways in both of the strata buildings: Wingrave v. Pure Painters Inc. ,2018 BCSC 58. The owner’s…

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Read more on Are You Considering Purchasing a Unit in a Strata/Condo Building or Complex?

Are You Considering Purchasing a Unit in a Strata/Condo Building or Complex?

TagsArticles, Real Estate and Transactions, Strata Property Law

When purchasing any real estate, the onus falls on purchasers to investigate the state and quality of the property they intend to buy.  When considering units in apartments, condo buildings, townhouses, and even duplexes, purchasers should ensure they have a subject condition in the Contract of Purchase and Sale allowing them to review and approve…

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Read more on Employees May be Liable for Personal Wrongdoings While at Work

Employees May be Liable for Personal Wrongdoings While at Work

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In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Sataur et al. v. Starbucks Coffee Canada Inc. et al., 2017 ONCA 1017, the liability of an employee’s wrongdoing, even during the course of their employment, was deemed to potentially attract personal liability, rather than shifting the liability to the employer. The plaintiff in this case, Sataur…

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Read more on Refusal of a Job Offer does not Constitute Failure to Mitigate

Refusal of a Job Offer does not Constitute Failure to Mitigate

TagsArticles, Employment Law

In a recent decision, Dussault and Pugliese v. Imperial Oil Limited, 2018 ONSC 1168, the court addressed the issue of the need for a plaintiff to mitigate their damages on termination and whether an offer by the successor company of the employer defendant of re-employment constituted reasonable mitigation. At the time of the termination, the…

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Read more on Changing Employment Agreements Without Risking Constructive Dismissal Claims

Changing Employment Agreements Without Risking Constructive Dismissal Claims

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Case Details Late last year, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Hagholm v. Coreio Inc., 2017 ONSC 7713, made a decision that addressed the issue of an employer’s unilateral amendment of an existing employment contract and whether such amendments can result in the constructive dismissal of a long-term employee. The plaintiff, in this case,…

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