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  • Seller Beware: When a Homebuyer Fails to Deliver the Deposit

    There is a growing trend in Toronto and the GTA of residential real estate purchasers failing to provide the agreed-upon deposit after signing an Agreement of Purchase and Sale. This may be an unforeseen consequence of recent changes to the process of purchasing and selling property, but regardless … Read more »

  • A Binding Contract Can Exist Before Signing on the Dotted Line

    The Supreme Court of Canada recently affirmed that a binding agreement or contract can be considered valid even if parties do not have a signed document indicating a contract. Particularly if both sides to the contract show that they intended to enter into an agreement through their actions. In the … Read more »

  • A Waste of Good Faith: Exercising Discretion in Performing Contracts

    In our previous post, we discussed a recent finding by the Supreme Court of Canada which stated that silence can be an indicator of bad faith under a contract. In this week’s post, we will look at another recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling about the duty of good faith in contract law. Specificall … Read more »

  • Silence Isn’t Always Golden: Breaching the Contractual Duty of Good Faith

    The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that in certain situations, remaining silent can breach the contractual duty of good faith in contract law. In the recent case C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger. In particular, if a party to a contract has by its prior actions or words created a false impressio … Read more »

  • Ontario Court Grants First Security for Judgment Order

    It’s no secret that litigation can be a costly process. When one party is successful in a civil case, it is not uncommon for them to request, and be granted, costs payable by the other party to cover all or part of their expenses from engaging in litigation. In some cases where there may be a questi … Read more »