litigation


  • $20-million judgment overturned

    $20-million judgment overturned

    Mar 25, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a summary judgment for $20 million based on a criminal conviction for fraud over $5,000.

  • Court of Appeal rejects recognizing tort of harassment

    Court of Appeal rejects recognizing tort of harassment

    Mar 25, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has emphatically rejected “harassment” as a freestanding tort, at least in employment cases — but it didn’t close the door on the tort forever.

  • Learn this contract legislation

    Mar 25, 2019

    The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is law in Ontario by the International Sales Conventions Act.

  • CAMH, donor square off at court

    CAMH, donor square off at court

    Mar 18, 2019

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario dismissed an appeal from a foundation that wanted to investigate how its donation had been used by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the CAMH Foundation.

  • No bad faith in province’s green energy cuts

    No bad faith in province’s green energy cuts

    Mar 11, 2019

    The province’s decision to alter a renewable energy program was not misfeasance of public office, a judge said, despite the failure of a small business involved in the program.

  • Chronic pain is not a minor injury, tribunal says

    Chronic pain is not a minor injury, tribunal says

    Mar 4, 2019

    The Licence Appeal Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that chronic pain should not be considered a minor injury under the Minor Injury Guidelines.

  • Joint and several liability review announced

    Joint and several liability review announced

    Mar 4, 2019

    Some personal injury lawyers are concerned after Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced recently that the government is considering reviewing joint and several liability.

  • Inadmissible evidence could lead to new trial

    Inadmissible evidence could lead to new trial

    Mar 4, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in a sexual assault case, after ruling a participant expert’s testimony at the trial was inadmissible.

  • Tougher legislation needed to stop distracted driving

    Tougher legislation needed to stop distracted driving

    Mar 4, 2019

    Increased penalties aren’t enough to stop people from using their cellphones when driving, say personal injury lawyers. New penalties for distracted driving came into force in Ontario on Jan. 1.

  • Do your client a favour and stay away from partial summary judgment

    Feb 18, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has, for the third time, delivered a clear message to Ontario litigants: Stay away from partial summary judgment motions. If there is any risk (no matter how small) of inconsistent findings at trial, the motion will likely fail.

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