Lawyers at Gilbertson Davis LLP are engaged in the communities in which they work.

The Insurance and General Business community, and both the Insurance and Commercial Litigation Bar. They participate in seminars, symposiums and other continuing legal education events. They also participate in insurance and other business focused activities.

Take a look at how Gilbertson Davis LLP stays involved.

Current News & Events

July

Restriction on Use of Summary Judgment Where Key Issues Turn on Credibility
Bianca Thomas writes on the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Lesenko v Guerette, which challenges the limits of summary judgment.
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Supreme Court Rules Facebook’s Jurisdiction Clause Unenforceable
Robert Kalanda blogs on the 4-3 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that Facebook could not enforce a jurisdiction clause.
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Capturing Online Sales in Shopping Mall Commercial Leases
Robert Kalanda writes on rent in a shopping mall lease may include online sales revenue.
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Robert Kalanda on Supreme Court of Canada Narrowly Rules Facebook’s Jurisdiction Clause Unenforceable
Robert blogs on the 4-3 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that Facebook could not enforce a jurisdiction clause in its terms of use against the plaintiff.
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Robert Kalanda blogs on Capturing Online Sales in Shopping Mall Commercial Leases
Robert writes on the issue of whether rent calculation in a commercial shopping mall lease includes online sales revenue.
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Andrew Ottaway on Ontario Court Identifying New Presumptive Connecting Factors in Establish Jurisdiction
Andrew blogs on Arend v Boehm, where the court found it had jurisdiction in an oppression remedy application based on the corporation’s domicile, found to be a presumptive connecting factor.
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June

Andrew Ottaway blogs on Possible Changes to Choice of Court Agreements
Andrew writes on the International Choice of Court Agreements Convention Act, 2017.
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Robert Kalanda on the Costs of Complying with Copyright Infringement Norwich Order
Robert blogs on the recent appeal decision of Voltage Pictures, LLC v. John Doe, 2017 FCA 97.
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Robert Kalanda blogs on The Importance of Branding and Brand Protection
Robert writes on the importance of branding and the protection available to secure a most important business asset.
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May

Robert Kalanda blogs on The Importance of Branding and Brand Protection
Robert writes on the importance of branding and the protection available to secure a most important business asset.
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Andrew Ottaway blogs on the International Sales Conventions Act
Andrew outlines the key differences between the International Sales Conventions Act and the Sale of Goods Act
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Andrew Ottaway is quoted in Law Times Article
Andrew Ottaway is quoted in April 24, 2017 Law Times article on International Commercial Arbitration “New laws spur more arbitration in Ontario”
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January

Gilbertson Davis LLP will attend Ontario Insurance Adjusters’ Association Trade Show as Exhibitor January 31, 2017


  • November
    • David Alderson and Andrew Ottaway quoted in Law Times November 21, 2016 on Access to Justice Where Disputes Allowed to Proceed Both in Arbitration & Court
    October
    September
    • September 30 – Gilbertson Davis LLP hosted its Annual Fall Reception at the Albany Club in support of Alzheimer Society Toronto.

     

    • John Davis and Rob Kalanda presented at a Knowledge Group Webcast on Legal & Insurance Aspects of Cybersecurity
    • John Davis attended at the Above Security Cybersecurity Conference in Miami
    • Lee Akazaki discusses Insurance Adjusters’ Errors and Omissions Exposures in the April/May issue of Claims Canada Magazine, p. 36
    • Lee Akazaki received 2014 JusticeNet Patron Council Award in recognition of his leadership role within the legal profession, together with his sense of integrity, high ethical standards, and record of service worthy of the highest praise, and being an individual in Canada whose career has been marked by a distinguished record of work that exemplifies JusticeNet’s ideals of a more open and accessible justice system.  The Award was presented at an Awards Ceremony on May 1, 2014.
    • Lee Akazaki to speak at Law Society Sole and Small Firms Conference – June 12
    • David Alderson was the Chair / Moderator of Osgoode Hall Law School’s webinar entitled Summary Judgment in the Supreme Court of Canada: Hryniak v Mauldin and Its Implications. Panelists:  The Honourable Justice David M. Brown, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario), Professor Janet Walker, Osgoode Hall Law School and Cynthia B. Kuehl, Lerners LLP – March 26
    • Lee Akazaki served as Moot Court Course Supervisor presided as Chief Justice in University of Toronto Upper Year Compulsory Moot – January 27
    • David Alderson was a panelist at the Law Society of Upper Canada Continuing Professional Development program, The Annotated Partnership Agreement 2015, on September 29, 2015 (alternate date, November 20, 2015) on the panel entitled “Review of the Differences (Legal and Drafting) Between a Partnership and a Joint Venture – Understanding the Significant Consequences“. Moderator of the panel (and Chair of the program) was  Alison Manzer, of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and co-panelist was Sunita Doobay, of TaxChambers LLP.
    • Andrew Ottaway and David Alderson wrote the following article: U.S. Defendants: Sued in Ontario, Canada? So You want Out, Eh? Challenging Jurisdiction, The Newsletter of the DRI International Committee, Volume 4 Issue 1.
    • Lee Akazaki-OBA Awards Committee member-presented the 2015 Linda Adlam Manning Award to Ryerson General Counsel Julia Shin Doi at the Ontario Bar Association Awards Gala. Ms. Doi later tweeted: “Thanks to Lee Akazaki for a beautiful introduction – a gifted orator & a true trailblazer.” (Lee won the Award in 2013.)
    • Lee Akazaki Co-Chaired Canadian Defence Lawyers Conference on Alternative Business Structures – April 16
    • Robert Kalanda Appeared on CityTV Interview Discussing Internet “Selfie” Issues – April 15
    • David Alderson was a member of the faculty of the Osgoode Professional Development program entitled Shareholder Litigation and the Closely-Held Company, held on April 7, 2015
    • Andrew Ottaway appeared on CityNews Interview Discussing Legal Pitfalls of Social Media – March 5, 2015
    • Andrew Ottaway appeared on Global News to discuss insurance issues caused by the Toronto Ice Storm – December 22
    • Lee Akazaki featured debater at University of Toronto Faculty of Law Centre for the Legal Profession – October 16
    • Lee Akazaki appointed Chair of OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships Selection Committee – September
    • Lee Akazaki appointed to Just.ca Editorial Board – August
    • Lee Akazaki reappointed to Ontario Bar Association Governance Committee – August
    • Lee Akazaki featured in Spring 2013 Law Society Gazette (attached)
    • Lee Akazaki reappointed to Canadian Defence Lawyers Board of Directors – June
    • R. Lee Akazaki to receive OBA’s Linda Adlam Manning Award
    • Joan Takahashi comments on punitive damages & Fernandes v. Penncorp in Law Times News