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Summaries of Selected 2016 Supreme Court of Canada and Ontario Court of Appeal Cases


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------------------------- released 28 September 2016

Limitations - Discoverability - "Appropriate Means"
------------------------- released 15 September 2016

Appeals - Standard of Review - Contractual Interpretation - Standard Form Contracts
------------------------- released 12 September 2016

Torts - Negligence - Elements
------------------------- released 09 September 2016

Appeals - Fact-findings
------------------------- released 02 September 2016

Torts - Negligent Investigation

Torts - Standard of Care - Evidence
------------------------- released 29 August 2016

Equity - Issue Estoppel
------------------------- released 22 August 2016

Civil Practice - Pre-Trial Conferences
------------------------- released 17 August 2016

Statutory Interpretation
------------------------- released 16 August 2016

Real Property - Easements - Easement of Necessity
------------------------- released 11 August 2016

Contracts - Consideration - Principle in Gilbert Steel
------------------------- released 11 August 2016

Limitations - Statutory Limitation - Discoverability
------------------------- released 11 August 2016

Torts - Negligence - Standard of Care
------------------------- released 05 August 2016

Appeals - Stay Pending
------------------------- released 05 August 2016

Statutory Interpretation
------------------------- released 04 August 2016

Orders - Interlocutory versus Final

Res Judicata - Issue Estoppel

Civil Procedure - Summary Judgment - Issue Estoppel

------------------------- released 04 August 2016

Fraudulent Conveyance
------------------------- released 28 July 2016

Evidence - Hearsay - Judicial Records
------------------------- released 20 July 2016

Evidence - Expert Opinion

Torts - Defamation - Qualified Privilege
------------------------- released 22 July 2016

Orders - Final v Interlocutory - Contempt
------------------------- released 21 July 2016

Limitations - Discoverability - Investigative Diligence
------------------------- released 21 July 2016

Contracts - Interpretation - Liability Exclusion Clause
------------------------- released 19 July 2016

Evidence - Credibility - Uneven Scrutiny

Evidence - Judicial Speculation
------------------------- released 15 July 2016

Evidence - Credibility - Reasons

Judgments - Adequacy of Reasons
------------------------- released 15 July 2016

Evidence - Solicitor-Client Privilege - Waiver
------------------------- released 15 July 2016

Civil Practice - Venue - Forum Non Conveniens
------------------------- released 08 July 2016

Evidence - Hearsay - Necessity Exception

Evidence - Hearsay - Past Recollection Recorded Exception
------------------------- released 13 July 2016

Evidence - Expert Evidence - Summary Judgment
------------------------- released 05 July 2016

Civil Procedure - Motion to Strike

Civil Procedure - Motions - Conversion of Nature of Motion
------------------------- released 21 June 2016

Civil Procedure - Costs - Against Solicitor Personally
------------------------- released 03 June 2016

Real Estate - Occupation Rent
------------------------- released 02 June 2016

Contracts - Penalty Clauses

Contracts - Relief from Forfeiture

Equity - Relief from Forfeiture
------------------------- released 29 June 2016

Torts - Negligence - Duty of Care - Public Authority
------------------------- released 24 June 2016

Contracts - Oral - Interpretation
------------------------- released 24 June 2016

Limitations - Discoverability
------------------------- released 22 June 2016

Municipal Law - Paramountcy - Municipal v Provincial

Constitution - Paramountcy - Federal v Provincial
------------------------- released 13 June 2016

Civil Procedure - Dismissal for Delay - Generally

Civil Procedure - Dismissal for Delay - Third Party Claim
------------------------- released 10 June 2016

Civil Procedure - Motions to Strike

Equity - Knowing Receipt of Trust Funds

Equity - Unjust Enrichment - Unconscionability

Equity - Constructive Trust - Embezzlement
------------------------- released 07 June 2016

Evidence - Character Evidence
------------------------- released 03 June 2016

Civil Procedure - Service - On Defendant Outside of Canada
------------------------- released 30 May 2016

Improvident Disposition of Assets

Fraudulent Conveyance

Unjust Preference

Oppression Remedy

Equity - Unjust Enrichment
------------------------- released 12 May 2016

Limitations - Discoverability
------------------------- released 03 June 2016

Evidence - Solicitor-Client Privilege
------------------------- released 03 June 2016

Bad Faith
------------------------- released 31 May 2016

Guarantees - Material Alteration of Underlying Contract
------------------------- released 31 May 2016

Limitations - Acknowledgement
------------------------- released 27 May 2016

Real Property - Option to Purchase v Right of First Refusal
------------------------- released 26 May 2016

Orders - Final or Interlocutory

Appeals - Final or Interlocutory Orders
------------------------- released 24 May 2016

Appeals - Stay Pending Appeal
------------------------- released 20 May 2016

Appeals - Grounds - Inadequate Reasons

Judgments - Inadequate Reasons
------------------------- released 18 May 2016

Torts - Defamation - Libel Notice
------------------------- released 16 May 2016

Trusts - Resulting Trust - Purchase Money Resulting Trust
------------------------- released 17 May 2016

Tort - Occupier's Liability - Duty of Care
------------------------- released 03 May 2016

Limitations - Repair Efforts Can Delay Tolling [Lim Act s.5(1)(a)(iv)]
------------------------- released 25 April 2016

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Leave to Amend
------------------------- released 21 April 2016

Civil Procedure - Summary Judgment - Only Available in Actions

Limitations - Oppression Remedy

Corporations - Oppression Remedy - Limitations
------------------------- released 12 March 2013

Contracts - Repudiatory Breach
------------------------- released 20 April 2016

Contracts - Interpretation
------------------------- released 19 April 2016

Appeals - Fresh Evidence

Appeals - Grounds - Fact-finding Error

Civil Procedure - Pleadings
------------------------- released 14 April 2016

Remedies - Declarations - Criteria
------------------------- released 14 April 2016

Jurisdiction - Statutory Courts

Crown - Role of Crown Counsel
------------------------- released 11 April 2016

Evidence - Hearsay - Principled Exception
------------------------- released 05 April 2016

Limitations - Interpretation
------------------------- released 23 March 2016

Civil Procedure - Adjournments
------------------------- released 22 March 2016

Limitations - Discoverability
------------------------- released 15 March 2016

Statutory Interpretation
------------------------- released 14 March 2016

Contracts - Interpretation
------------------------- released 03 March 2016

Limitations - Contract - Continuing Breach
------------------------- released 03 March 2016

Torts - Intentional Interference with Economic Relations

Damages - Intentional Torts - 'Damages at Large'

Damages - Punitive

Equity - Equitable Set-off - Elements

Equity - Equitable Set-off - Where Limitation Period Inapplicable
------------------------- released 29 February 2016

Contracts - Restraint of Trade
------------------------- released 29 February 2016

Bias
------------------------- released 25 February 2016

Torts - Fraud - By Corporate Director

Liability - Piercing the Corporate Veil - When Unnecessary
------------------------- released 24 February 2016

Equity - Laches
------------------------- released 19 February 2016

Jurisdiction - Attornment - Stay
------------------------- released 10 February 2016

Partnerships - Limited Partnerships - Legal Status
------------------------- released 02 February 2016

Torts - Conversion
------------------------- released 02 February 2016

Equity - Breach of Fiduciary Duty - Damages
------------------------- released 02 February 2016

Contracts - Option - Uncertainty as to Terms

Lease - Option - Relief from Forfeiture
------------------------- released 29 January 2016

Equity - Breach of Fiduciary Duty - Remedies - Knowing Assistance of Third Party Actionable
------------------------- released 29 January 2016

Appeals - Misapprehension of Evidence
------------------------- released 29 January 2016

Contracts - Options - Unilateral v Bilateral Contracts
------------------------- released 28 January 2016

Equity - Resulting Trust
------------------------- released 26 January 2016

Statutes - Contracting Out of

Statutes - Interpretation - Expressio Unius

Contracts - Waiver of Statutory Terms
------------------------- released 27 January 2016

Torts - Negligence - Duty of Care

Torts - "Negligent Entrustment"
------------------------- released 26 January 2016

Torts - Misfeasance in Public Office

Civil Procedure - Motions to Strike - Leave to Amend Claim
------------------------- released 20 January 2016

Appeals - Automatic Stay - Lifting
------------------------- released 21 January 2016

Bias
------------------------- released 18 January 2016

Guarantee - Breach by Creditor - Remedies
------------------------- released 06 January 2016

Contracts - Interpretation - Entire Agreement Clause
------------------------- released 06 January 2016

Insurance - Relief from Forfeiture - Statutory Requirements
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