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A Conversation with Gary Luftspring and Andrea Sanche

  • March 11, 2021
  • Gary Luftspring and Andrea Sanche, Rachel Migicovsky

Gary Luftspring and Andrea Sanche, partners at Ricketts Harris LLP, who recently conducted a lengthy Zoom trial on the Commercial List, share their experience and tips with Rachel Migicovsky. Gary's observation that in the push toward virtual hearings and efficiency, we are mindful to build in some space for inefficiency, is an important one.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (February 22 – February 26, 2021)

  • March 03, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Following are this week’s summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In Rusinek, the Court refused to allow the trustee in bankruptcy to bring a claim for equalization of net family property against the bankrupt’s spouse. The Court found that s. 7(2) of the Family Law Act precludes a trustee from commencing an equalization claim for the first time after the bankruptcy. Other topics addressed this week included social host liability and interveners.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (February 15 – February 19, 2021)

  • March 02, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Please find below our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of February 15, 2021. Also, 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

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

  • February 20, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of February 8, 2021. In Champoux v. Jefremova, the Court confirmed that when a party refuses to admit a fact in a request to admit, the reason for the refusal can itself become an admission. The lesson is that care must be taken in the reasons given to refuse to admit a fact contained in a request to admit.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (February 1 – 5, 2021)

  • February 06, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of February 1, 2021. 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

Court of Appeal Summaries (January 25 – 29, 2021)

  • February 06, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Following are this past week’s summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. 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

Court of Appeal Summaries (January 18 – 22, 2021)

  • January 30, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

This past week, the Court of Appeal for Ontario provided us with several substantive and interesting civil decisions. Please find below our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of January 18.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (January 11 – 15, 2021)

  • January 22, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Please find below our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of January 11. There were only three substantive civil decisions released this past week.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (January 4-8, 2021)

  • January 13, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Only two civil decisions were released this week, one of them short. In Oakville (Town) v Sullivan, the Court’s first reported decision of 2021, the Court addressed an encroachment upon a hydro easement. 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. Visit https://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_ON21CIV03I for more information and to register.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum