Oct 1, 2016
Back-charges for deficiencies, and fundamental breach
In 2010, the owners of a property in Ottawa hired a contractor to build a home and then install a stone facade around it.
Mar 1, 2016
Workplace accidents: a sobering case
Passed in March of 2004, Bill C-45 established new legal duties for workplace health and safety, and imposed serious penalties for violations that result in injuries or death.
Jan 1, 2016
Debt collection, Part III At completion
This month we complete our series of articles on debt collection with a discussion of what contractors, subcontractors and suppliers might do to protect themselves as a job moves towards completion.
Nov 17, 2015
Landscape Ontario Introduces Standard Form Snow Maintenance Contract-FORWARD
This standard form contract was prepared by the Landscape Ontario Grounds Maintenance Commodity Group, which included representatives of insurers and the legal profession.
Nov 1, 2015
Collection strategies during construction
If you are a subcontractor or supplier, I recommend that, in the industrial, commercial or institutional contexts, you inquire to determine if a labour and material payment bond has been posted by the contractor in relation to the project.
Aug 1, 2015
Unavoidable litigation: When cooler heads won't prevail - Legal matters August LT 2015
Case study: Contractor wins a lawsuit, but loses on the bottom line.