• Cable company liable for inducing breach of contract
  • May 21, 2007 | Author: Kenneth A. Dekker
  • Law Firm: Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP - Toronto Office
  • Recently, Ontario's Court of Appeal upheld the trial decision in Drouillard v. Cogeco Cable Canada Inc. that held large cable operator Cogeco Cable liable for telling a cable subcontractor, Mastec Canada, that it would not allow its employee, Mr. Drouillard, to work on Cogeco equipment. When this caused Mastec to withdraw its employment offer to Mr. Drouillard, he sued Cogeco. In upholding the trial decision that Cogeco was liable, Ontario's top court clarified the ways in which someone can be liable for causing another party to breach a contract.