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Lien Provisions of the Ontario Construction Lien Act

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Presenter: Pallett Valo LLP

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US Construction Laws (US Bonds and Mechanics Liens)

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This seminar will be of interest to credit managers, sales managers and anyone else with interests in selling to the US or planning to sell to the US construction industry.

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Navigating The Small Claims Court

Webinar Highlights: 1) Overview of the small claims court - Who, when, and how to make your claims; 2) Methods of enforcing a judgment; 3) Special Topics: Consolidation orders, Bulk Sales Act

 

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Links to Debt Collection Laws and Statutes

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Demand Promissory Notes and the (New) Ontario Limitations Act

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Hare v. Hare (218 O.A.C. 164), a December 2006 decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, has important ramifications for the use of demand promissory notes in tax planning. Legal and tax planners should be aware that standard drafting language used in promissory notes may bring about unintended consequences.

 

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The Interprovincial Enforcement of Judgments

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A Creditor and a Debtor enter into a financial agreement in Alberta. After several years, the Debtor moves to Manitoba, leaving behind only sparse assets, (not nearly enough to cover the costs owed) in Alberta. Following a slowdown of repayments, the Creditor decides to take legal action against the Debtor in the Alberta Court of the Queen’s Bench.

 

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Court Declines to Approve Sale of Assets as Part of Proposal Proceedings

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In the decision of Justice Cumming In the Matter of the Proposal of Hypnotic Clubs Inc. (“Hypnotic” or the “Debtor”) the court dismissed a motion by the Debtor for a sale of its assets pursuant to s.65.13 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (“BIA”).

 

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Overview of Proposed PIPEDA Amendments

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On May 25, 2010, the Minister of Industry tabled amendments to the federal private sector privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). PIPEDA was introduced in 2001 and has been applicable to many private sector enterprises since 2004.

 

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Some Recent Canadian Developments in Cross-Border Litigation

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Here are some recent developments important to anyone engaged in cross-border civil litigation involving common-law Canada. One, the criteria for determining whether a court has jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant have been revised. Two, the concept of "forum of necessity" is now established in Ontario. Three, Canadian courts will not, as readily as in the past, decline to exercise their jurisdiction in cases where a parallel action (one involving the same parties and issues) has already been commenced elsewhere.

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Disclaimer: These articles are intended to provide only general legal information, not legal advice; for advice specifically about a particular case, consult a lawyer.