2014 Archives - Litigation Brief

  • When can an employee be terminated without warning?
    December 9, 2014
    Posted in  Featured, Litigation Brief
    It is notoriously difficult to terminate an employee for just cause, absent the most egregious circumstances (e.g., theft), unless the employer has made it very clear that unless a change in the employee’s behaviour occurs,...
  • Fraudulent Schemes and the Discharge of Mortgage Debt
    October 14, 2014
    Posted in  Featured, Litigation Brief
    Can a bankrupt be discharged from a mortgage debt incurred while allegedly participating in a fraudulent mortgage scheme? That was the question the Ontario Court of Appeal had to decide recently in Gray (Re), 2014...
  • Insider Trading Cases Continue to Prove Challenging for Regulators in Canada
    September 8, 2014
    Posted in  Featured, Litigation Brief
    A panel of the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) has issued reasons dismissing the allegations by OSC Staff of insider trading, tipping, and contravention of the public interest against two individuals, including a consultant to...