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    There are two ways that you may own a home with someone else. The first is with a: (1) by a “joint tenancy; and the second is (2) a “tenancy in common”.

    Most of us have been there – living beside a difficult neighbour. If the situation is beyond “working it out”, what can you do about it legally? The answer, most often, is the legal claim known as “nuisance”.

    Privacy in the workplace can be a difficult issue to navigate. In particular, employers may request certain pieces of information for certain kinds of employee leaves. However, the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “Act”) allows for certain protections for employees. 

    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.

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