This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Biancaniello v. DMCT LLP. The decision sets out five basic principles to consider when drafting a release, and makes a distinction between claims that are unanticipated, and claims of which the parties were unaware at the time of the release. Read more on the case and legal reasoning behind the decision by clicking the link above.
Nature of Release
Waivers and Releases