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Defamation in the internet age means you can sue in Ontario for statements made abroad

Posted On: September, 29 2015
In a recent decision released in August 2015, an Ontario Court held that a plaintiff could bring a defamation action in Ontario over allegedly defamatory statements made in a foreign based news publication which were posted online. The plaintiff is a… more »

Andrew Pinto to Speak at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Employment Law Summit on October 29, 2015 on the Duty to Accommodate

Posted On: September, 26 2015
Andrew Pinto has once again been invited by organizers of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 2015 Employment Law Summit to speak on the topic of the Duty to Accommodate in Canadian law. Andrew is one of Canada’s leading experts in the areas of… more »

Preparing your Business for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

Posted On: September, 17 2015
The Ontario Government has begun the roll-out of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (“Retirement Pension Plan”) which is intended to provide a predictable source of retirement income for Ontarians. The costs associated with the Retirement Pension Plan… more »

Legally Compelled to Buy: Specific performance in Contracts for the Sale of Property

Posted On: September, 16 2015
Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court refused to grant leave to appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision of InStorage Limited Partnership and InStorage Trustee Corp. v. Matthew Brady Self Storage Corporation. In refusing to grant leave, the… more »


Posted On: August, 12 2015
Distinguishing at law between a dependent contractor and an independent contractor can be challenging at the best of times. This issue is important to businesses and organizations because like employees, dependent contractors are owed reasonable notice… more »

When Does the Duty to Accommodate Survive Dismissal

Posted On: July, 17 2015
In his decision in Khaper v. Air Canada, 2015 FCA 99, Justice Webb states the principle that the duty to accommodate does not survive the termination of employment if the employer legitimately had no knowledge of the employee’s disability at the time of… more »


Posted On: July, 14 2015
Pinto Wray James LLP welcomes and congratulates Jonas Granofsky on becoming an Associate with our firm. Prior to becoming an Associate, Jonas was a Student-at-Law with Pinto Wray James LLP. Prior to joining our firm, Jonas studied law at New York Law… more »

Patrick James appointed Chair of Editorial Board of the Ontario Bar Association’s Magazine

Posted On: July, 14 2015
Pinto Wray James LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick James will serve as Chair of the Just. Magazine Editorial Board effective July 1, 2015. Just. is the official magazine of the Ontario Bar Association, shedding light on industry developments and… more »


Posted On: June, 18 2015
The recent termination of a Hydro One employee following an incident at a Toronto FC soccer match earlier this month has been the subject of extensive public debate. The employee, Shawn Simoes, was part of a group of men who made obscene comments to a… more »


Posted On: June, 08 2015
Distinguishing at law between an ordinary employee and a key employee who owes an employer fiduciary dutiescan be challenging at the best of times. In his decision in Optilinx Systems Inc v Fiberco Solutions Inc, 2014 ONSC 6944 Justice Perrell provided… more »


Posted On: June, 01 2015
We previously wrote about the Small Claims Court decision Bray v Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, 2015 CanLii 3452 here. In addition to the lesson for plaintiffs in choosing the right forum, the Bray decision is also a cautionary tale for… more »


Posted On: May, 26 2015
The importance of issuing a claim for wrongful dismissal in the right forum became abundantly clear in the recent decision Bray v Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, 2015 Can Lii 3452. The plaintiff, Kelly Bray, brought a wrongful dismissal… more »

Pinto james llp's landmark victory before the ontario court of appeal in kassburg v. Sun life (disability insurance) published this week in the ontario reports.

Posted On: May, 08 2015
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Testing The Boundaries Of The Common Employer Doctrine

Posted On: April, 13 2015
The common employer doctrine allows individuals who have been wrongfully dismissed to extend liability past the employer who technically employs them to the “true” employer who has effective control over the employee.The limits of the common employer… more »

Informer Privilege Gives Rise To A Private Law Duty Of Care

Posted On: April, 06 2015
In the landmark February2015 decision, Nissen v. Durham Regional Police, 2015 ONSC 1268 (Nissen), the Ontario Superior Court established a private law duty of care in an informer privilege matter. In its decision, the Court awarded $345,000 in general… more »

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