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    This week’s post discusses settlement agreements (a type of contract) and how they’re interpreted by the courts. Often times, parties will attempt to revise a deal after its agreed upon by trying to insert new words or meanings that aren’t present within the four corners of the document. This is rarely a good idea. 

    Last month I described the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants; this month’s column discusses the rights and responsibilities of hotels and their guests.

    Around 28% of Ontario households rent their home.

    The year 2016 brings with it exciting new changes and importantly - new laws.

    Not surprisingly, untrue statements are often an important issue in lawsuits.

    One of the most common reasons for a lawsuit is an allegation of negligence.

    An unfortunate reality in litigation is that lawsuits often pit one family member against another.

    As a commercial litigation lawyer, most of the cases I deal with are based on breach of contract.

    You've owned your home for several years and it's time for a new look. You draw up plans, get estimates, hire a general contractor and eagerly await the splendour of your newly-renovated home.

    In our final article addressing franchise law, we will discuss how an individual or company involved in a franchise agreement on behalf of the franchisor, or brand owner, can be held personally responsible for damages suffered by a franchisee, or individual location owner.

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