The Framers' Forum

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Business Sale Lawyer

How Does a Business Sale Lawyer Guide You to Success?

Grigoras Law offers specialized Business Sale Lawyers to streamline the sale of your business, ensuring legal compliance and maximizing profitability. Our approach focuses on early engagement, due diligence, skilled negotiation, and addressing legal intricacies to protect your interests. With a client-centric philosophy and a comprehensive legal expertise, we provide tailored, cost-effective legal solutions designed for your success. Our commitment is to deliver value and support through every step of your business transaction.

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How a Business Lawyer Toronto Can Help Your Company Thrive

Grigoras Law highlights the importance of a Business Lawyer in Toronto for company growth, emphasizing legal compliance, contract management, business formation, intellectual property protection, and dispute resolution. They offer personalized, cost-effective legal services for small businesses, ensuring comprehensive support for navigating legal complexities and achieving business success.

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The Role of a Small Business Lawyer Toronto

Grigoras Law champions small businesses with tailored legal services, emphasizing compliance, contract management, business formation, IP protection, and dispute resolution, offering cost-effective solutions and comprehensive support for business growth and success.

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The Best Appeal Lawyer near me: Your Search ends here!

Grigoras Law offers expert appeal lawyer services, emphasizing a client-centric approach, transparent communication, and comprehensive legal expertise. Specializing in appellate processes and offering multifaceted legal solutions, they ensure personalized and effective representation for challenging court decisions.

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When is The Best Time To Hire Civil Lawyer Near Me?

Deciding to hire a civil lawyer is crucial when facing legal challenges. Grigoras Law emphasizes the importance of experience, communication, reputation, availability, and strategic planning in choosing a lawyer. They offer expert legal assistance for lawsuits, negotiations, and protecting rights.

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How to Choose the Right Toronto Civil Lawyer

How to Choose the Right Toronto Civil Lawyer?

Grigoras Law offers guidance in navigating Canadian civil litigation’s complexities, emphasizing the importance of selecting specialized Toronto civil lawyers for successful legal outcomes. It outlines steps for understanding your case, evaluating lawyer expertise and compatibility, and provides tips for choosing the right legal representation, stressing experience, budget, and personal fit.

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Is Civil Litigation Toronto Right for You?

Civil litigation in Toronto encompasses legal disputes outside criminal charges, including personal injury, property, and intellectual property conflicts, offering pathways to justice through compensation or settlements, guided by experienced litigators.

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Who Can Benefit from Defamation Lawyer Toronto?

Defamation involves spreading false statements that harm reputations, affecting individuals and businesses. Toronto defamation lawyers offer legal guidance, strategic representation, and reputation management to combat these damaging claims and protect clients’ reputations.

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Insider Tips to Identify the Right Defamation Lawyer Near Me

An outline covering the importance of hiring a skilled defamation lawyer, focusing on traits like expertise, success records, communication, strategic thinking, and client-centered approaches. Grigoras Law offers guidance in selecting top defamation lawyers in Toronto for effective case resolution.

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Difference Between Civil & Commercial Litigation GTA

Understanding the differences between civil and commercial litigation in Toronto is crucial for navigating legal disputes effectively. This text highlights the distinctions, procedures, and importance of choosing specialized lawyers for individuals and businesses, emphasizing Grigoras Law’s expertise in achieving favorable outcomes.

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Google Reviews | Toronto Defamation Lawyers

Can You Sue Google for a Defamatory Google Review?

For now, Thorpe v. Boakye serves as a pivotal case in understanding the evolving legal landscape around digital platform liability. It highlights a significant divergence between Canadian and U.S. legal systems in handling online defamation. Canadian courts appear more open to considering platforms like Google as publishers and thus potentially liable, whereas U.S. law, under the CDA, leans heavily towards protecting these platforms from such liabilities.

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Ontario Shareholder Remedies | Toronto Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Ontario Shareholder Remedies Explained

In the intricate world of corporate law, shareholders possess a slew of rights. When these rights are jeopardized, or when the corporation’s actions seem unjust or prejudicial, shareholders can turn to specific remedies enshrined in the law.

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What Business Structure Should I Use in Ontario | Toronto Business Lawyers

What Business Structure Should I Use in Ontario?

Starting a business is a thrilling adventure, akin to setting out on an uncharted path. Every decision made at the outset lays the foundation for future success. One such pivotal decision is selecting the right business structure. This isn’t just a bureaucratic step; it shapes the very essence of your business, influencing liability, tax implications, operational processes, and more.

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Sublease vs Assignment

Assignment vs. Sublease in Commercial Tenancies

Navigating the complex landscape of commercial tenancies becomes even more intricate when terms like “assignment” and “sublease” emerge. While these terms may sometimes be used interchangeably by those less acquainted with property jargon, they embody distinct concepts with specific legal implications. Grasping the differences between them is vital for both tenants and landlords to facilitate seamless transitions and evade potential pitfalls.

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Online Trolls

Defamation in the Age of Online Trolls

The freedom of the internet allows for uninhibited self-expression. While many embrace this freedom to share positive stories, ideas, and feedback, others exploit it to spread malicious rumors or make derogatory comments without facing immediate consequences. The cloak of anonymity can embolden such individuals, making the internet a potential hotbed for defamation.

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Stolen Funds

Sase Aggregate: Court of Appeal’s Take on Stolen Funds

In the constantly evolving realm of legal jurisprudence, the case of Sase Aggregate Ltd. v. Langdon offers intriguing insights into the principles of knowing receipt, knowing assistance, and unjust enrichment. This article dives into why Sase Aggregate Ltd., the appellant, was unsuccessful in both its initial application to the lower court and its subsequent appeal to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

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Selling Your Business

Selling Your Business: The Importance of Proper Valuation

For many business owners, the question “How much is my business actually worth?” weighs heavy on their minds. This is particularly true if you’re considering selling your business. The value of your business significantly influences the returns you receive from its sale. This factor not only affects your negotiation strategies but also has potential implications for your future financial well-being. The process of determining this value is known as business valuation, and it’s an intricate, multilayered exercise that requires expert knowledge.

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Defamation

Defamation Law Explained: How the Parties’ Conduct Impacts Ontario Cases

When the invisible line of respect between individuals in society is crossed through defamatory comments, the law provides a remedy through defamation lawsuits. However, these cases are not black-and-white. Their outcomes can be influenced by the actions and behaviour of involved parties – both before and after the publication of the defamation. In Ontario, this scrutiny of conduct plays a pivotal role in shaping legal outcomes.

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Defamation Damages

How Defamation Damages Work in Ontario: A Detailed Look

Understanding defamation law, especially when considering the potential damages, is no small feat. The nuances and complexities can be overwhelming, yet having a clear comprehension of what the damages entail is invaluable for plaintiffs and defendants alike. In Ontario, defamation law encompasses three key types of damages: Aggravated, Special, and Punitive Damages.

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Parliamentary Privilege

Between Privilege and Liability: Ontario’s Lawmakers in the Balance

When we talk about “parliamentary privilege,” we refer to a set of rights and protections that enable lawmakers at the federal and provincial levels in Canada to perform their duties without fear of being legally liable. These privileges safeguard the democratic principles Canada is built upon, ensuring each branch of government respects the others’ roles.

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False Light Tort

Shedding Light on the False Light Tort

In 2019, Ontario recognized “publicity which places an individual in a false light” – the “false light tort” – as a part of the common law. Despite its relatively straightforward definition, the false light tort remains puzzling due to its ambiguous parameters, unique elements, and potential utility.

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Canadian Tax on Professional Athletes

Extra Points: The Game of Canadian Taxation for Athletes

How does Canadian tax law impact professional athletes? To understand this, we need to think about multiple scenarios, and consider the athlete’s residency, their affiliations with Canadian or foreign-based teams, and the ever-changing political landscape surrounding the taxation of sports franchises in Canada.

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Airline Liability

When Bags Fly: Airline Baggage and Cargo Liability

When your cargo or luggage gets damaged or lost during international air transport, you might think that the airline will compensate you for your losses. However, the legal landscape surrounding airline liability for international cargo and baggage is complex. It’s governed by international conventions like the Warsaw Convention and the Montreal Convention, which establish specific rules and liability limits for airlines.

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The Business Judgment Rule

The Business Judgment Rule: A Director’s Guide to Risky Business

The business judgment rule has its roots firmly planted in the need to facilitate an environment of innovation and growth in business. Recognizing that running a business often involves taking risks, this rule has been developed to shield directors and officers who are willing to take calculated chances to propel a corporation forward.

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Civil Fraud

Civil Fraud: The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Civil fraud, also known as deceit, is a serious economic tort or civil wrong that involves a deliberate deception through false representation. It requires four elements: a false representation by the defendant, their knowledge (or recklessness) of the falsehood, the plaintiff’s action influenced by this representation, and a loss suffered by the plaintiff as a result.

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Nevada's Court System

Silver State Justice: A Closer Look at Nevada’s Court System

The judicial system in Nevada plays a critical role in upholding the rule of law and ensuring the fair administration of justice. The courts covered include Municipal Courts, Justice Courts, Small Claims Court, District Courts, Family Courts, and Appellate Courts, comprising the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

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Insider Trading

Insider Intel: Navigating the Gray Areas of Insider Trading

An “insider” is broadly defined, including the corporation, directors, officers, major shareholders, employees, and professionals like lawyers or accountants. Liability extends to those receiving confidential information from insiders (tippees). Insiders cannot tip others for trading advantages. If an insider tips an unrelated person, they are liable for damages and accountable to the corporation for benefits received.

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ChatGPT

Will ChatGPT Replace Lawyers?

In recent months, the rise of advanced artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies, such as Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT, has sparked a debate about their potential impact on various industries, including the legal profession. The million-dollar question inevitably arises: Will LLMs replace lawyers (and perhaps judges also), or at the very least, lead to a massive paradigm shift in law practice?

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Apologies and Retractions in Defamation Law

Sorry, Not Sorry: Apologies & Retractions in Defamation Law

In defamation cases, an apology may play a crucial role in the assessment of damages. However, it is important to note that courts lack the jurisdiction to order defendants to apologize. The existence of an apology, the sincerity of the defendant, and the extent of the publicity given to the apology are factors that courts consider when determining damages.

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Tracing Commingled Funds - The Lowest Intermediate Balance Rule

Tracing Commingled Funds: Unraveling the LIBR Mystery

The Lowest Intermediate Balance Rule (“LIBR“) is an essential concept in the legal world, particularly in cases involving the tracing of funds. It is an evidential rule that assumes that when a person commingles their own funds with funds belonging to someone else, they are assumed to have spent their own funds first.

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Equitable Fraud

Unconscientious, Unconscionable, Unfair: Equitable Fraud

Traditionally, fraud has been understood as involving deceit or intentional misrepresentation. However, the courts have expanded the concept to encompass equitable or constructive fraud, which includes various forms of unfair dealing and unconscionable conduct in contractual matters.

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Abuse of Power

Suing a City: Abuse of Power Lawsuits

Yes, believe it or not, you can sue a city. Municipal corporations, which include cities, are no longer immune to liability as they were in the past. They can be held accountable for various wrongdoings, such as tortious acts, breaches of contract, and neglecting statutory duties.

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Property Damage Claims

Rylands v. Fletcher: Property Damage Claims

Rylands v. Fletcher is a landmark case in English tort law that established the principle of strict liability for certain harmful activities. The rule states that a person who uses their land for non-natural purposes and accumulates a potentially dangerous substance on their property may be held strictly liable if that substance escapes and causes damage to another’s property.

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Notice Requirements

The Fine Print: Notice Requirements in Ontario Defamation Law

In Ontario, special notice requirements apply to defamation cases involving libel in a newspaper printed and published in the province or a broadcast from a station within Ontario. Plaintiffs must provide written notice to the defendant within six weeks after becoming aware of the alleged libel.

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