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What to do if you’ve been named as a Respondent in the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

KPA Lawyers – July 6, 2018 If you have been named as a Respondent in an application filed at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, it means you have been sued because someone (the Applicant) believes that you are responsible for a violation of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. If you have received an application and notice of application directing you to file a response,

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Court orders Hamilton area man to pay almost $12,000

KPA Lawyers – September 4, 2018 Faqir Ali (pictured) KPA Lawyers is actively searching for the debtor described in this article. If you have information about this individual, please contact us at info@kpalawyers.ca. On September 4th, 2018, the Hamilton Small Claims Court ordered Faqir Muhammad Ali of Mississauga (date of birth: January 17th, 1958) to pay $11,908.00 in damages and legal costs to a

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Are the Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Clauses in my Employment Contract Enforceable?

KPA Lawyers – October 16, 2019 Very frequently employers put clauses in their employees’ contracts that state that the employee is not permitted to engage in a competing business or seek employment from a competitor after they are let go or quit their job. In common industry parlance this is referred to as a “Non-Compete”. Another clause that is almost inevitably coupled with a

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Can you sue for defamation on Facebook or Twitter in Ontario?

As the old saying goes, “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes”, commonly misattributed to Mark Twain. It turns out the quote is more likely a modern paraphrasing of a line published hundreds of years ago by the satirist Jonathan Swift. But neither of these gentlemen lived in our highly connected world of social

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How does separation work in Ontario?

KPA Lawyers – March 2, 2019 Very few people begin an intimate relationship expecting to eventually separate in the future. That’s why when spouses and common-law partners do separate, there are often many unanswered legal issues that need to be resolved. In Ontario, the laws that govern separation, and many other aspects of family law, can be found in a piece of legislation called

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How does rent work in Ontario?

https://youtu.be/iAz7q3WDXCU Unless you own the home you live in, chances are you are paying rent to a landlord. There are lot of myths and misunderstands about how rent works in Ontario, so we’ve created this video to explain some of the common and not-so-common questions that people have about rent. First, how is rent decided? When a rental unit is vacant, the landlord and

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How to prepare for a Settlement Conference in Small Claims Court in Ontario

KPA Lawyers – March 23, 2019 https://youtu.be/gojfY_whO1E Small Claims Court is intended to be a place where people can access justice without necessarily incurring the expense of hiring a lawyer or licensed paralegal. That being said, following the correct process and procedure in Small Claims Court is no walk in the park. If you’re reading this article, we’re going to assume that you’ve either

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How to appeal a Small Claims Court case in Ontario

KPA Lawyers – March 26, 2019 Although the Small Claims Court is designed to be accessible to people who decide not to retain the services of a lawyer or licensed paralegal, appealing a decision made by a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court after your trial is a very different matter altogether. Appeals from Small Claims Court in Ontario are decided by a

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What is an Appeal Book and Compendium at Divisional Court in Ontario?

KPA Lawyers – March 26, 2019 Although the Divisional Court hears appeals from many types of courts and tribunals, if you are interested in appealing a decision of the Small Claims Court, then we recommend reading How to appeal a Small Claims Court case in Ontario before reading this article. An Appeal Book and Compendium is a tabbed and bound document that contains necessary

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What is an Exhibit Book at Divisional Court in Ontario?

KPA Lawyers – March 27, 2019 Although the Divisional Court hears appeals from many types of courts and tribunals, if you are specifically interested in appealing a decision of the Small Claims Court, then we recommend reading How to appeal a Small Claims Court case in Ontario before reading this article. The Exhibit Book is a tabbed and bound document that contains necessary documents

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What is an Appellant’s Factum at Divisional Court in Ontario?

KPA Lawyers – March 27, 2019 Although the Divisional Court hears appeals from many types of courts and tribunals, if you are specifically interested in appealing a decision of the Small Claims Court, then we recommend reading How to appeal a Small Claims Court case in Ontario before reading this article. The Appellant’s Factum is a bound document containing a concise summary of the

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