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Blog Bite: Can employees pursue human rights claims despite a signed release?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses a decision by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal in Hutton v ARC Business Solutions Inc, a case which addressed whether an employee can ...

Blog Bite: When can franchisors enforce releases in Ontario?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com briefly details the case of Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Limited which concerns the interaction of section 11 of the Art...

Blog Bite: What constitutes a full and final release?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com provides a general overview of full and final releases, distinguishing between two types: subrogated and direct releases. It also discusses when ...

Blog Bite: How can a release agreement help me when leasing property?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com situates the use of the mutual release agreement within the context of insurance and risk. For example, if a landlord is obligated to insure a re...

Blog Bite: Do I need to anticipate every claim that could arise when contemplating a release agreement?

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 d...

Blog Bite: Can a franchisor enforce a release agreement in Ontario?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com examines the Ontario case of Dodd v. Prime Restaurants of Canada, in which one issue was whether a signed release between a franchisor and franch...

Blog Bite: What should I avoid when negotiating my release agreement?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com describes two Nova Scotia cases in which parties who thought they had agreed on a settlement and release (in principle), ended up in court to fig...

Blog Bite: When can franchisors enforce releases in British Columbia?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses a BC Supreme Court decision that a Mutual Cancellation and Release Agreement signed by a Dairy Queen franchisee was effective to bar co...

Blog Bite: When is a release full and final?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com deals with the question of whether a release that covered ‘all claims arising out of the services provided’, but which did not expressly refe...

How Can Funds Held in Escrow Help You Execute a Release Agreement?

What is a Release? A Release is a contractual promise to not enforce legal claims against someone, sometimes in exchange for monetary compensation or a promise to do something in return. Most pe...

Release Negotiation Strategies Are Important

The purpose of a settlement agreement is to “bury the hatchet” between the parties once and for all. The justice system encourages settlement as it avoids trials. However, it is essential for both...
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