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4 Oct

Supreme Court of Canada upholds reduction in size of Toronto's City Council

Monday, October 4, 2021Stephen A. Thiele, Gavin J. Tighe, James R.G. CookLitigationSupreme Court of Canada, Toronto Politics, City Councillors

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In Canada’s recent federal election, voters demonstrated a passion for democracy and were willing to stand in long line-ups to exercise their... 

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23 Feb

“Enough is Enough” – frustration expressed by Ontario Courts over litigation misconduct during the pandemic

Tuesday, February 23, 2021Gavin J. Tighe, James R.G. CookLitigationFrustration, COVID-19

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At the time of this writing, it has been almost a year since civil litigation was routinely conducted in a physical courtroom. While parties and their...

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28 Jan

Defamation action against Ontario Premier dismissed under Courts of Justice Act

Thursday, January 28, 2021Stephen A. Thiele, Gavin J. Tighe, Rojin JazayeriLitigationDefamation, Political Law, Police Services Act, Members’ Integrity Act, Courts of Justice Act

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Early last year, the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, in a highly sensationalized lawsuit was sued for defamation by a former Deputy Commissioner and... 

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19 Jun

Ontario Suspends Commercial Tenant Evictions

Friday, June 19, 2020Stephen A. Thiele, Gavin J. TigheLitigationBill 192 - Protecting Small Business Act, Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA), Commercial Tenancies Act, Commercial Landlord, COVID-19, Ontario Government

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world have implemented physical distancing measures to “flatten the curve”. 

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9 Jun

A Litigation Update: The Small Claims Court and Short Motions or Applications

Tuesday, June 9, 2020Stephen A. Thiele, Gavin J. Tighe, Rojin JazayeriLitigationRules of Professional Conduct, Small Claims Court, Short Motions

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As we near the three month anniversary date of Ontario’s state of emergency, our court system continues to re-emerge from its suspension and to evolve.

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7 May

Ontario re-opening for business: A gradual approach

Thursday, May 7, 2020Stephen A. Thiele, Gavin J. TigheLitigationCOVID-19, Ontario Government, Ontario, State of Emergency

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With Victoria Day a little more than a week away and people experiencing a growing urge to return to pre-COVID-19 routines, many governments, including the Ontario government, have...

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22 Mar

House Party Drunkenness: Should Parents Be Liable For Catastrophic Injuries Suffered By Guests?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017Gavin J. TigheLitigationCivil Liability, Summary Judgment, Alcohol, Beer Pong

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The recent decision of Hon. Justice Wendy Matheson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Wardak v. Froom, 2017 ONSC 1166 has certainly caused a media sensation and sent tongues wagging...

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15 Jun

It's The Little Things In Life That Count

Wednesday, June 15, 2016Gavin J. TigheLitigation, LegalRob Ford, Toronto Politics, Toronto, General Interest

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Many people have asked me what it was like to be the lawyer for former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Rob’s recent passing left those who knew and supported him saddened and those who did not confounded as to...

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