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Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions Good evening. Following are the summaries for this week’s civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada v College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 2019 ONCA 393, the court upheld the constitutionality of two policies enacted by the College.  Each of policies required physicians who objected to providing certain medical procedures…
Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions | Ontario Review Board Good evening. Here are this week’s summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In Donovan v. Sherman Estate, the Court briefly reviewed the test for granting a sealing order. The Court observed that although the desire for privacy in this case was understandable, by itself, the desire for privacy without…
Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions | Ontario Review Board Good evening. There were five substantive civil decisions released by the Court of Appeal for Ontario this week. The most notable was The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. v. VimpelCom Ltd. In perhaps the final installment of the litigation stemming from Catalyst’s attempted purchase of Wind Mobile in 2014, the Court found that Justice Hainey did not…
Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions | Constitutional Decisions Good evening. In Alectra Utilities Corporation v Solar Power Network Inc, 2019 ONCA 332, the Court denied a stay of enforcement pending the seeking of leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.  Although there was a serious issue to be heard on the appeal in the event leave is granted, and the possibility of irreparable…
Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions | Ontario Review Board Good evening. Please find below our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In Hughes v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the Court affirmed a motion judge’s dismissal of a proposed class action against the LCBO stemming from an agreement between the LCBO and Brewer’s Retail which provided terms for the sale of beer in Ontario.…
Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions Good evening. Below are summaries of the civil decisions released by the Court of Appeal for Ontario this week. In Gendron v. Doug C. Thompson Ltd. (Thompson Fuels), the Court considered a number of issues, including negligence, the apportionment of liability, the sufficiency of reasons, contractual exclusion clauses, and Pierringer Agreements in the context of an unfortunate and widely covered…
Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions Good evening. Below are the civil decisions released by the Court of Appeal for Ontario this week. In Alectra Utilities Corporation v. Solar Power Network Inc, the Court confirmed that where a contract contains an arbitration clause that expressly denies the possibility of appeal from the arbitral award, the arbitrator’s jurisdiction is not limited to findings that are reasonable or correct. In…
Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions | Ontario Review Board Good afternoon, It was a quiet week at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. There were only four substantive civil decisions released. In two of them, the Court continued to provide guidance on the Anti-SLAPP provisions of section 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act. In Montour v Beacon Publishing Inc., 2019 ONCA 246, the Court…
Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions | Ontario Review Board Good evening, Following are this week’s summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In Benarroch v. Fred Tayar & Associates P.C., the Court of Appeal confirmed that lawyers who act for themselves are treated like all self-represented litigants when it comes to awarding costs in their favour. They are not…
Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions | Ontario Review Board Good evening. There were six substantive civil decisions released by the Court of Appeal for Ontario this week. The most notable is Merrifield v Ontario (Attorney General), where it appears that for the first time, a Canadian appellate court was asked to determine whether a common law tort of harassment exists. The court held that such…