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.  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...

The Law At Work: Employment Law and the #MeToo Movement

July 2018 By Ned Nolan and Mark Daly The #MeToo movement is a long overdue awakening which is bringing to light the prevalence of sexual harassment in our society - particularly in the workplace. Often thought of as a cultural movement fuelled by social media, #MeToo also has to function as a legal movement fuelled by intelligent advocacy, litigation and heightened legal compliance by employers. If #MeToo has taught us anything, it is that work

Why can’t juries handle the truth? Published in the Globe and Mail on April 6, 2018

Dermot P. Nolan is a Hamilton lawyer and a former president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. “Do you swear that the evidence you give shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?” That is the standard of truth that our courts expect of every witness. But it is not the standard by which the real story is presented to every jury. In fact, the whole truth is often distorted and concealed from civil juries by an elaborate and sys

The Law at Work: Tim Horton’s and the Minimum Wage Backlash. Published in the Hamilton Law Association Journal, February, 2018

The Law At Work by Ned Nolan and Paul Di Clemente   By now you may be tired of hearing all of the arguments and rhetoric (and hyperbole) surrounding the minimum wage hike here in Ontario. It has been a hot topic in employment law circles this past year and we wrote about the pending changes in a recent The Law At Work article. At the risk of being repetitive, we feel the need to address the latest developments on the subject due to the recent

The Law at Work: Changes to the Ontario Minimum Wage. Published in the Hamilton Law Association Journal, August, 2017

The Law at Work - Ned Nolan and Paul Di Clemente   It looks like the minimum wage in Ontario is going up – and not everyone is happy about it.   On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Bill 148”) which proposes various amendments to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and the Ontario Labour Relations Act among others. At the time of writing, the bill has not yet received royal a

Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017: Changes to the Employment Standards Act. Presented at the Hamilton Law Association 14th Annual Employment Law Seminar, November, 2017

Bill 148 - fair workplaces, better jobs act, 2017 Changes to the Employment Standards Act   14th Annual Employment Law Seminar   Presented by: Ned Nolan, Nolan Ciarlo LLP   November 16, 2017               Prepared by Paul Di Clemente and Ned Nolan Nolan Ciarlo, LLP nn@nolanlaw.ca     Introduction   In June of 2017, Kevin Flynn, Ont

You’re Fired: Introduction to Employment Law Litigation for Law Clerks. Presented at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Conference, October, 2016

You’re Fired! Introduction to Employment Law Litigation for Law Clerks 2016 OTLA Fall Conference, October 27, 2016 Ned Nolan, Nolan Ciarlo, LLP Employment Law can be exciting and interesting. This paper will not be! It will not contain esoteric legal doctrines, articulate judicial discourses or juicy case law. Instead, it aims to read like a guide, an “Employment Law 101” for law clerks. Below I will introduce the basic principles in Employment La