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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...

Overview of Mutual Release Agreement

OVERVIEW OF MUTUAL RELEASE AGREEMENT   What is this document? A Mutual Release is an agreement between two parties in a dispute whereby both parties give up all known and unknown claims ...

Why do I need to sign an NDA with my business partners?

Entrepreneurs may wonder whether they should sign a non-disclosure agreement with their co-founders. After all, they’re on the path to a common goal and wouldn’t want to jeopardize the...

Legal Tips & Tricks: Negotiating an Agreement should Start with a Blank Page

When entering into an important contract, take the time to discuss with your business partners, advisors and legal counsel, to make sure that you are clear about your opportunities and risks.  In thi...

The Scope of your Confidential Information: Too Broad, Too Narrow, or Just Right?

For drafters of asset or share purchase agreements, it's useful to think about the effects of the representations you are making. In our office, and no doubt in many others, the non-d...

When a Confidentiality Agreement Isn’t Enough…

When determining how to protect specific confidential information, it is important to consider whether the terms of the confidentiality agreement offer at least the level of protection available...

Is An NDA Always A Good Idea?

  Entrepreneurs often assume that using an NDA will provide the tightest security possible for their confidential information. This is not always true. The tightest security possible is...

Duress Should not Be Used to Obtain a Signature to Settlement Agreement

Hollywood and Oscar nominated star Terrence Howard cried in court about his wife's threats to release his private medical information. During acrimonious divorce proceedings, Howard was contacted by h...
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