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Watch this space for Christmas in January pics!

February 9 - Recent decision case study: Divisional Court Comments on Termination Rights of Employer during Probation Period by David Elmaleh

February 8 - New student blog Case Study: A Cautionary Tale by Aryeh S.

February 3, 2016 - New case study: New Privacy Tort Recognized in Ontario: Jane Doe 464533 v. X by Robert Smith.

February 2, 2016 - New student blog titled: Managing Stress by Carol-Anne M.

February 1, 2016 - Go to Photos Albums for pics from CLC/THG Joint Winter Conference, Florida


January 26, 2016 - New Case Study on The Ontario Court of Appeal's Decision on Livent Lights, camera, financial transaction: Auditor liability after the Livent decision

January 20, 2016 - New Employment Law article - Employment Termination Clauses: Failure to Specify Minimum Statutory Benefits after Dismissal, but Voluntary Provision of Those Benefits By Eitan Kadouri and Ben Carino.

January 13, 2016 - Newest student blog - a case summary handled by the student - Summoned to Old City Hall by Christine L.

January 7, 2016 - Student blog - can you believe they are at their Half-Way Point: People, Places, Things by Bogdan M.

January 5, 2016 - New Article on Insurance Coverage For Want of Jurisdiction by Anthony Gatensby - first published in Canadian

MB Partners are very pleased to announce that David Elmaleh is joining the firm as a partner effective January 2016. Please join us in congratulating David.


December 23 - CLC Executive Golf pics posted!  See Photo Albums

December 22 - New Employment Law Article: Employment Contracts: New Term? New Consideration! by David Elmaleh & Divya Khurana

December 22 - Student blog gives a nice look into the students' holiday traditions.

December 16 - Four new Property Insurance / Subrogation articles posted today >

December 15 - Welcome to new lawyers Adam Warner (Toronto office) and Rachel Leck (Ottawa office)  Click their names to read their bios.

December 11 - Article published re: Liability Limits in Subrogation - first presented at Transportation Law Seminar by Adam Grant.

December 10 - Two articles for Employment Law regarding the Benefits of Employment Liability Practices Coverage: both Human Rights Tribunal Cases and Civil Case Studies

December 1 - Transportation article added to database call Tranportation Case Law Updates 


November 27 - Sports Law Articles available - see the sports law handout page for access to all titles.

November 24 - Student Blog title Forget the molehills by Michael G.

November 12 - Transportation Law Article: Uber Now Delivers - By Leona Kung

November 11 - Transportation Law Article: Developments in Loss Transfer: Does the doctrine of laches apply to bar delayed claims? by Michael Blinick and Sean Valentine.

November 10 - Transportation Law Article: Autonomous Vehicles - The Next Frontier 

November 9 - Employment Law Article: Termination Provisions and Employment Contracts: The New Order by Martin Smith and Cassandra Khatchikian

November 6 - Employment Law Article: Probationary Employees: Employers' Termination Rights and Restrictions by Martin Smith and Carol-Anne Wyseman

November 2 - Get to know all our 2015 Call Associates: See bios published for Anthony Gatensby, Ben Carino, Divya Khurana, Garett Harper, Irina Sfranciog, Josh Sugar, Michael Vrantsidis, Sean Valentine

November 2 - Student Blog title Don't judge a book by its cover by Navid G.


October 27 - Student Blog title My First Civil Jury Trial (Yes while Articling!) by Alex R.

October 26 - Two Case Study articles added to the database re: Waiver Defence:  Trimmeliti v. Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd. and Levita v. Alan Crew et al

October 23 - Case Study - State Farm v. Old Republic Insurance, 2015 ONCA 699: Re: Heavy Commercial Vehicles

October 21 - Article - A "Victory for Common Sense": Uber Continues to Operate Legally in London, UK

October 15 - Guest Writer on our Student Blog titled Brushing your Teeth in the Shower: Time Management by David Elmaleh

October 7 -  Articling Student Blog Hard Hat and a Briefcase by Aryeh S.

October 2 - Articling Student Blog You v. Articling, [2016] 01 MB_Articling 10 (MB) by Bogdan M.


September 25 - Articling Student Blog First Appearances at Motion Court  by Leona K.

September 21 - Articling Student Blog Training from hell - Louis Litt Style?  by Christine L.

September 3 - Articling Student Blog Tips for the Bar Exam by Michael G. 


August 28 - Summer Student Blog titled Lawyers’ Advice For Your Last Year Of School by Shayan K.

August 20 - Congrats to the MB softball team for making it all the way to the semis and giving the 1st place team something to worry about!  Next year!

August 11 - Summer Student Blog titled A Summer for the Books: Practical Legal Skills Acquired by Mahdi H.


July 31 - Summer Student Blog titled An Actual Day as a Summer Student: Follow me by Karen B.

July 28 - David Elmaleh will speak on What you can do to make yourself indispensable and invaluable at the Toronto Lawyers Association's 5th Annual Articling Students Head Start Program on Sept 17 

July 24 - Michael Blinick was successful in defending the various owners and operators of Cloverdale Mall, in the case of Jung v Cloverdale Mall Inc. (and awarded costs!) Read the whole case summary.

July 23 - Summer Student Blog titled Legal Practice versus TV Legal Dramas  by Tiffany S.

July 17 - Summer Student Blog titled OCI Applications: Finding a Good Fit  by Marla R.

July 17 - Welcome to our newest lawyer in our Toronto office Marie-Pier Couturier.

July 13 - Student Blog titled Litigation: Yours to Discover by Victoria M.

July 8 - Student Blog titled Hands-on Learning Approach by Cassandra K.

July 8 - Featured Case: Brentnell and Wawanesa Mutual - read Arbitrator Mongeon's decision in favour of MB's client released on June 29, 2015 - representing MB lawyer Michael Kennedy

July 6 - Blog from the Summer Students titled Five Habits of Highly Successful Law Students by Shayan K.

July 5 - Welcome to our newest lawyer in our Ottawa office Jessica Bakhos.


June 23 - Blog from the Summer Students titled Introducing the Personal Side by Melanie J.

June 19 - Blog from the Summer Students titled  The List: The Real Work has begun  by Mahdi H.

June 10 - Final Blog from Articling Students 2014 titled An Ocean's Eleven of Law Students by Ben C.

June 5 - Read the first Summer Student blog for 2015 titled Orientaton Week by Karen B.


May 29 - Howard Borlack is quoted in Precedent Magazine re: First-year hiring at McCague Borlack is way up.   

May 28 - We are pleased to announce that Catherine Korte has been nominated in Canadian Lawyer Magazine's 6th Annual Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers. We are very proud of her achievements!  You can click on this survey link (go to section 6) to vote for Catherine!

May 25 - Welcome to the new Summer Students of 2015 - Karen Bernofsky, Mahdi Hussein, Melanie Jones, Shayan Kamalie, Victoria Mitrova, and Marla Rosenblatt-Worth to our Toronto office and Cassandra Khatchikian and Tiffany Santos to our Ottawa office. Watch this space for links to their bios when complete.

May 19 - Case Summary: Carneiro et al and Regional Municipality of Durham et al and Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. lawyer Van Krkachovski, written by Peter Vlaar

May 15 - Access our 3 white paper handouts from the Sports Law Seminar:  Contributory Negligence - How to Successfully Defend.

May 11 - Big welcome to our newest lawyer Annette Uetecht-Bain, and again focus is Insurance Defence.

May 7 - Big welcome to our new lawyer Miranda Serravalle who will be focused on Insurance Defence 

May 4 - Another featured case on Cirque du Soleil v Volvo - shows you can't file for dissolution and be immune from liability 

May 1 - The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released the decision Jung v Cloverdale Mall Inc. where Michael Blinick successfully opposed a summary judgment motion and was awarded costs. Read Case Comment and access Case Decision


April 30 - Article titled Fault Exclusions in Course of Construction Policies: Ledcor and Acciona Infrastructure posted to articles

April 29 - CLC and Harmonie were well represented at the annual RIMS conference in New  Orleans April 26-29 

April 22 - David Elmaleh was quoted in an article in Lawyers' Weekly titled Judge spells out gun possession law rules

April 15 - MB was a Bronze sponsor for the 2015 WICC (women in Insurance Cancer Crusade) Ottawa Sugar Bush Breakfast which raised over $14000 for which all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society. 

April 13 - Catherine Korte was quoted in an article in Lawyers' Weekly titled Ontario provincial employees lose in clash over anonymity

April 10 - Article - Third-party Litigation Funding in Canada - by Howard Borlack and Ben Carino first published in the Corporate Disputes Magazine April-June edition.  

April 9 - Article - No Man's Land - Cyberbullying and the Canadian Legal Landscape by Catherine Korte and Anthony Gatensby. First Presented at the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association's April Seminar

April 8 - Student blog Home Stretch by Divya Khurana

April 1 - Articles: Case Comment: Iannarella v. Corbett  by Brittany Sherwood and Frank DelGiudice


March 16 - Student blog - A Wide Exposure to Litigation Disputes - by Garett Harper.

March 12 - Three articles: What Landlords need to know about PIPEDA, Pets and Property Tax. Access article links here.

March 10 - Welcome to Sophia Souffront  - also licensed in Michigan, and passed NY Bar!

March 3 - Welcome to MB's newest litigation lawyer Adam Plenkiewicz - who is trilingual - in our Ottawa office

March 2 - Added article Altering the Litigation Landscape: Mary Carter Agreements and Stamatopoulos et al v. Harris by Van Krkachovski and Anthony Gatensby