Summer 2019 Newsletter

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Case Summaries: Hurst v. Hancock, Hunt v. Worrod

Ontario Court of Appeal Reminds Contracting Parties of their Options Upon Contract Repudiation

By Michael Bookman

In its recent decision Hurst v. Hancock, the Court of Appeal for Ontario reminds contracting parties of their options when faced with an anticipatory breach of contract or repudiation.  When one contracting party repudiates its contractual obligations, the other contracting party may accept the repudiation and sue or it may wait until performance of the contract is due and fails to materialize before bringing a claim. This choice featured prominently in the underlying issues on the appeal.  

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Court of Appeal Finds that Legal Aid Ontario has no Obligation to Assess the Merits of its Cases

By Uri Snir

In its recent decision in Hunt v. Worrodthe Ontario Court of Appeal set aside an order for costs against Legal Aid Ontario (“LAO”). The Court found that, as a government sponsored funder of legal aid, LAO is not required to assess the merits of the cases it funds.

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Blog Highlight: Thrift Shopping for Grownups - how to reduce your carbon footprint and look great doing it

By Eden Kaill

Those of us who work in professional environments (especially law firms) tend to have some significant hesitation around the idea of second-hand clothes. We need to look put-together, and most of us don’t have the time or energy to go through the racks at Value Village in the hopes that one of the ten suits they have at any given time will be both nice and in the right size. We worry that used clothes will look cheap, that second-hand stores smell funny, and that we won’t find anything that fits.

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