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Can you sue for assault in Ontario?

The short answer is yes. Now for the long answer: When you sue someone for hitting, pushing, punching, kicking, or grabbing you (or some similar act) the correct term in civil court is battery. There are lot of myths about battery. For example, if you think you have to be really injured to justify a lawsuit, you’d be wrong. According to Klar’s “Tort Law”

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What is a Book of Authorities 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. It is of great assistance to the Divisional Court for the parties to

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What is a Certificate of Perfection 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 Certificate of Perfection must do the following: state that the Appeal Book

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Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario summarily dismisses bizarre coffee “disability” lawsuit

KPA Lawyers – April 17, 2019 It should come as no surprise that since Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal lacks the authority to financially penalize frivolous lawsuits, it will, at some point, experience frivolous lawsuits (perhaps more frequently than many people would like to admit). It should also be noted that neither KPA Lawyers nor any of our employees had anything to do with this

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How to apply for a liquor license in Mississauga

KPA Lawyers – April 17, 2019 Considering how many people enjoy spending time in restaurants and bars in Peel Region, you may have, at some point, thought about starting your own liquor licensed establishment in Mississauga. If you’re thinking about becoming a first-time applicant for a Liquor Sales License, then read on. First things first, the Liquor License Act and it’s associated regulations sets

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What to do if you have received a Plaintiff’s Claim in Mississauga

KPA Lawyers – April 28, 2019 If you have received (been “served” with) a Plaintiff’s Claim in Mississauga, you should contact a lawyer immediately. A Plaintiff’s Claim is a document, known as an “originating process” that commences a lawsuit in Ontario’s Small Claims Court. It is only used in cases that involve less than $25,000. It is not used for cases that involve more

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Disability lawsuit dismissed after no disability cited, Human Rights Tribunal

KPA Lawyers – April 17, 2019 It seems like the kind of thing you’d read about in The Onion or The Beaverton, but this story is unfortunately quite true. It should probably be noted that neither KPA Lawyers nor any of our employees had anything to do with this case. It should also come as no surprise that since Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal lacks

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What to do if you receive an Application from Family Court in Peel Region

KPA Lawyers – April 28, 2019 If you are named as a respondent in a family case and you have received (been “served” with) an Application, you will also receive a blank Answer that will allow you to respond to the claims that have been made in the Application. You may also make claims against the applicant or another person (an added respondent) in

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What to do if you’re fired while pregnant in Ontario

KPA Lawyers – May 4, 2019 First, don’t sign anything. Signing away your rights might result in everything else that we say in this article being completely out of reach for you. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what exactly does that law have to say about employers who terminate pregnant employees? In Ontario, the Human Rights Code states that every

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Here’s what’s really happening during that “free” consultation

We get it, lawyers have a reputation for being expensive. In fact, dispelling that reputation has become the cornerstone of a lot of legal advertising. Pay nothing and receive excellent legal advice and representation. You hear it a lot, and it sounds too good to be true. Unfortunately, it very often is just that: too good to be true. In reality, there really is

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