The Law At Work: Bad Faith in Employment Dismissals

The Law At Work September, 2019 (Published in the Hamilton Law Association Journal) With the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Colistro v. Tbaytel 2019 ONCA 197, it is becoming increasingly apparent that damages for bad faith dismissals may be on an upward trajectory. This important doctrine continues to evolve and is a powerful and uniquely flexible tool to use when advocating on behalf of employees. With these damages on the rise, it is

The Law at Work: Employment Law and the Legalization of Cannabis

The Law at Work: Employment Law and the Legalization of Cannabis Mark Daly and Ned Nolan Published in the Hamilton Law Association Journal, December 2018   History was made on October 17th, 2018 as Canada hit a milestone by legalizing the recreational consumption of cannabis. While this move has been celebrated by many Canadians, it has also contributed to additional legal uncertainty – particularly in the workplace. The Law The Cannabis A

Hamilton Law Association 2018 Ed Orzel Award

On December 6, 2018, The Hamilton Law Association awarded Dermot P. Nolan of Nolan Ciarlo, LLP with the Ed Orzel Award for excellence in trial advocacy. The award recognizes a member of the Hamilton Law Association for excellence in trial advocacy for a single outstanding trial effort or for a career in trial advocacy. In the photo above, Dermot is presented with the award by Pat Mackesy, president of the Hamilton Law Association. Nolan, Ciarlo L...

JURY AWARDS $188,000; COURT FORCED TO REDUCE IT TO $5,800

JURY AWARDS $188,000; COURT FORCED TO REDUCE IT TO $5,800.  November 7, 2018 If ever there was any doubt about the carnage wrought by the Ontario legislature for the benefit of the Insurance industry, look no further than the recent case of A.B. V Waite (2018 ONSC 2151), a decision by Justice C McLeod of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. After a three week trial and three days of deliberation, the jury awarded the Plaintiff damages of over $1

Dermot P. Nolan named 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”

September 17, 2018 Nolan, Ciarlo LLP’s senior partner, Dermot P. Nolan was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Corporate and Commercial Litigation in the Hamilton area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year". The Lawyer of the Year is selected based on singularly impressive voting averages received during peer review assessments of abi...