Court of Appeal Summaries (May 10-14, 2021)

  • May 18, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Table of Contents

Civil Decisions

Dorman v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, 2021 ONCA 314

Keywords: Insurance, Statutory Accident Benefits, Administrative Law, Licence Appeal Tribunal, Torts, Breach of Statutory Duty, Negligent Investigation, Civil Procedure, Striking Pleadings, Jurisdiction, Class Proceedings, Settlements, Court Approval, Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. I.8, s. 280, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 21.01(1)(a) and 21.01(3)(a), Class Proceedings Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 6, Stegenga v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, 2019 ONCA 615

Fontaine v. Canada (Attorney General), 2021 ONCA 313

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Class Proceedings, Indian Residential School Settlement, Appeals, Jurisdiction, Final or Interlocutory, Stay Pending Appeal, Documents, Preservation Orders, Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, s. 134(2), BTR Global Opportunity Trading Ltd. v. RBC Dexia Investor Services Trust, 2011 ONCA 620, 2257573 Ontario Inc. v. Furney, 2020 ONCA 742, RJR-MacDonald Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), [1994] 1 S.C.R. 311, Circuit World Corp. v. Lesperance (1997), 33 O.R. (3d) 674), Heidari v. Naghshbandi, 2020 ONCA 757, Henderson v. Henderson, 2014 ONCA 571, Ducharme v. Hudson, 2021 ONCA 151

Grist v. TruGrp Inc., 2021 ONCA 309

Keywords: Torts, Defamation, Unlawful Interference with Economic and Contractual Relations, Abuse of Process, Labour and Employment, Successor Employers, Departing Employees, Unfair Competition, Civil Procedure, Anti-SLAPP, Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, s. 137.1, 1704604 Ontario Ltd. v. Pointes Protection Association, 2020 SCC 22, Sokoloff v. Tru-Path Occupational Therapy Services Ltd., 2020 ONCA 730, Grant v. Torstar, 2009 SCC 61, Raymond E. Brown, The Law of Defamation in Canada, loose-leaf, (2008- Rel. 3) 2 nd ed. (Scarborough: Carswell, 1999)

Knapp v. Knapp, 2021 ONCA 305

Keywords: Family Law, Custody and Access,  Maximum Contact Principle, Parenting Plan, Best Interests of the Child, Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Recommendations, Civil Procedure, Variation, Material Change in Circumstances,Offers to Settle, Substantial Indemnity Costs, Evidence, Hearsay, Fresh Evidence, Divorce Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 3 (2nd Supp.), ss. 16(10) (as amended to section 16(6)), Children’s Law Reform Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.12, ss. 20(1), Family Law Rules, O. Reg. 114/99, Rules 15 and 24, Folahan v. Folahan, 2013 ONSC 2966, Rigillo v. Rigillo, 2019 ONCA 647

Short Civil Decisions

2495940 Ontario Inc. v. 2633346 Ontario Inc., 2021 ONCA 312

Keywords: Contracts, Debtor-Creditor, Real Property, Mortgages, Enforcement, Priority, Civil Procedure, Appeals, Jurisdiction, Final or Interlocutory, Waldman v. Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd., 2015 ONCA 53

Halton (Regional Municipality) v. F. Greco & Sons Limited (Greco Construction), 2021 ONCA 322

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Appeals, Jurisdiction, Leave to Appeal, Fresh Evidence, Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, ss. 134(3), 7(1) and 7(3), Rules of Civil Procedure, rule 61.16(2.2)

Hilson v. Evans, 2021 ONCA 318

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Appeals, Jurisdiction, Final or Interlocutory, Transfer, Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, ss. 110(1), Sprenger v. Paul Sadlon Motors Inc., 2006 CarswellOnt 6004 (CA)

Latner v. Ontario Securities Commission, 2021 ONCA 316

Keywords: Securities, Purchase, “Exempt Market”, Income Threshold, Constitutional Law, Equality Rights, Analogous Grounds, Economic Class, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, s. 15(1), Corbiere v. Canada (Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs), [1999] 2 S.C.R. 203, R. v. Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd., 2011 SCC 42