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Court of Appeal Summaries (April 12 – April 16, 2021)

  • April 20, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Please find below our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for the week of April 12, 2021. The Court addressed the interpretation of a commitment letter for a commercial loan cancelled by the lender as a result of the borrower’s failure to satisfy the conditions of financing, statutory assignment and trust provisions of section 267.8 of the Insurance Act, and equalization payments in a family law decision.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

OBA Joins Global Efforts to Address Mediator and Arbitrator Diversity – Share Your Views Via Online Survey

  • April 15, 2021

The Ontario Bar Association’s Neutral Diversity Committee has crafted a survey to collect information about OBA member experiences and views in relation to mediator and arbitrator diversity. OBA members engaged in litigation, mediation and arbitration are invited to share their views.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation, Family Law and 3 more..., Insurance Law, Labour and Employment Law, Trusts and Estates Law

Court of Appeal Summaries (April 5 – April 9, 2021)

  • April 12, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Please find below our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for the week of April 5, 2021. Topics covered this week included child protection, the enforcement of guarantees of debt, security for costs of an appeal in a mortgage enforcement case, a motion to grant a stay pending appeal, and the striking of a claim on the basis that the named plaintiff did not have the legal capacity to sue.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (March 8 - March 12, 2021)

  • March 16, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of March 8, 2021. Congratulations to Blaneys' David Greenwood and Chris McLelland, who were successful in Mikelsteins v. Morrison Hershfield Limited. Please mark down April 27, 2021, from 5:30-7:45pm in your calendars for our fifth annual “Top Appeals” CLE, which will take place via Zoom. Justice Benjamin Zarnett will be co-chairing the event with myself and Chloe Snider of Dentons.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

An Interview with the Attorney General of Ontario

  • March 11, 2021
  • Attorney General of Ontario, the Honourable Doug Downey, David Milosevic

An interview with The Honourable Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario. The Attorney General discusses the efforts at court modernization spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the future of Ontario's Justice System.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Interview with Mark Ross

  • March 11, 2021
  • Mark Ross, Ross Nasseri LLP, and Farhad Shekib, Ricketts Harris LLP

Farhad Shekib speaks to Mark Ross, co-founder of Ross Nasseri LLP, on his tips for lawyers deciding to go out on their own. Mark's admonition to not take oneself too seriously in the process is a good one.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum