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Man charged with fraud for selling iPhone boxes filled with rice

Someone may have outdone Apple when it comes to wrapping relatively useless products in pretty packaging. Police in Toronto are looking for more victims after a man was charged with fraud for allegedly selling an iPhone box filled with rice, instead of a phone, to people on the online classifieds website Kijiji. Police say two victims have come forward, saying they met up with

How People Rating App Could Create More Defamation Lawsuits

KPA Lawyers – March 6, 2016 Last September, CBC news announced that a Calgary based company, Peeple, had developed an app that allows users to rate human beings like restaurants. Internet outrage caused Peeple to shut down their social media accounts the following month. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Peeple app would be returning with some changes. Among those changes is

5 Job Application Tips for Summer Law Students

KPA Lawyers – February 19, 2016 Earning a summer student job or articling placement at a law firm is competitive in Toronto and the surrounding areas. It’s not uncommon for firms to receive hundreds of applicants for relatively few positions. Given the competition for jobs, some students may be satisfied simply being able to work in a law firm during their first or second

How to Win in Small Claims Court Without a Lawyer

KPA Lawyers – February 14, 2016 Lawyers are an expensive bunch. So what do you do if that contractor you hired runs away with your money, or someone files a frivolous lawsuit against you? The answer depends on the amount of money in question. If you’re involved in a lawsuit where someone is claiming more than $35,000 (as of January 1st, 2020), then despite

Ontario court orders Orangeville contractor to pay $10,733 for botched construction job

KPA Lawyers – August 19, 2016 KPA Lawyers is actively searching for the debtor described in this article. If you have information about this individual, please contact us at The Orangeville Small Claims Court ordered Taylor Wyatt Williams (pictured) of Northernway Landscaping to pay $10,733.00 in damages and legal costs to a Brampton family after he received payment in advance for construction work

How To Access Money (Spousal Support and/or Child Support)

KPA Lawyers – March 27, 2017 Before understanding how to access money (spousal support and/or child support) from your partner during separation, it is important to have a clear understanding of how separation is legally defined and when it occurs. What is Separation? Many people who are going through the process of separating from their partner mistakenly assume that formal steps must be taken

Man Ordered to Return $19,656 for Unlawfully Withholding Trust Money

KPA Lawyers – October 17, 2016 The Divisional Court has upheld a decision by a Toronto Small Claims Court Judge, who ordered Abdulkadir Elmi Mohamed (also known as Abdul Mohamed), to pay $19,656 plus costs to Amal Ahmed. The plaintiff, Amal Ahmed (“Plaintiff”) is the daughter of the appellant Amina Ibrahim (“Amina”). The appellant, named as Mohamed Abdulkadir (“Mohamed”) in the Court proceedings, is

HRTO Dismisses Request for Reconsideration in Sexual Harassment Case

KPA Lawyers – May 12, 2017 On June 16, 2014, Safari Anderson filed an Application under s. 34 of the Human Rights Code, which alleged that Giuseppe Alessandro, who owned Law Help Ltd., subjected her to sexual harassment, sexual advances and solicitations, and reprisal in the workplace, which resulted in her resigning from her job. On August 18, 2014, the respondents filed a Response,

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Create Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs

KPA Lawyers – June 1, 2017 [REPOSTED from] Ontario introduced legislation today to create more opportunity and security for workers through its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs, including hiking the minimum wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker and stepping up enforcement of employment laws. Over the past

What You Can Do About Workplace Sexual Harassment in Ontario

KPA Lawyers – August 4, 2017 In the winter of 2017, a Brampton company was ordered to pay $60,000 (plus legal costs) to a woman who endured constant on-the-job sexual harassment before being fired. Unfortunately, cases like these are not isolated. Often, sexual harassment in the workplace goes unreported for a number of reasons. Employees often fear losing their jobs or livelihood, and many

What to do when someone who owes you money files for bankruptcy in Canada

KPA Lawyers – August 20, 2017 Bankruptcy is a process governed by the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA). Any insolvent person who has no other way to meet his or her financial obligations may file for bankruptcy, unless they have not been discharged from a previous bankruptcy. In a bankruptcy, people or companies (“debtor”) who can no longer pay their debts give all of

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