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Conway Lawyers Successfully Defend Breach of Contract Action

In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court, Conway lawyers successfully defended a contractual claim for almost $5 million in damages. Conway represented the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The plaintiff, Hutchingame Growth Capital Corporation (HGC) sued IESO claiming a breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and breach of the duty of good faith, seeking $4,796,479.41 in damages. In the decision released on January 10, 2019 (reported as HGC v…

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Don’t Be Surprised – Scrutinize those Contractual Terms and Conditions

Agreements come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are painstakingly negotiated over the course of months, while others consist of the fine print on the back of a scribbled-out quotation. Regardless of form, every business will, at some point, enter a contract-based relationship. Signing on the dotted line, even where the contract appears to have “standard language,” can have significant consequences. This is particularly true as it relates…

Court clarifies benefit offsets and the relevance of subsequent conduct

By Carmen Baru, Ben Grant and Colin Baxter Conway LLP lawyers recently succeeded in a summary judgment decision regarding the interpretation of long-term disability (“LTD”) insurance policies. The decision applied well-established principles regarding the impact of subsequent conduct on the meaning of a written contract and the purpose and mechanics of offset provisions in long-term disability policies. In Holmes v. Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Co., 2014 ONSC 4695, the…