Tag Archives: Commercial Law

Study Suggests Litigation, Commercial Law to Grow

Law firms will cut lower-margin work, and expand litigation and commercial law over the next few years, a Robert Half Legal survey concludes. The survey, released Aug. 29, involved 175 lawyers in Canada and the United States. Associates and support staff with three to five years’ experience in litigation and commercial law will be especially […]

Small Business Legal Seminars in July

Connect Legal offers two seminars in Toronto’s east end this month, on “Legal Issues for Small Business.” The July 16 seminar starts at 1 pm, at Woodgreen Community Services, 815 Danforth Ave, Suite 100. Then, July 19, the seminar is offered at 9:30 am, at Toronto Employment and Social Services 100 Consilium Place, 10th Floor, […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Puffery”

“Puffery” – Statements and claims that express subjective opinions, which no “reasonable person” would take literally. Puffery is language or suggestions that “puff up” the image of what is being described. Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. [1893] 1 Q.B. 256, 262, per Lindley L.J. is the best-known instance of its use as a legal […]

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