Barrister and Solicitor
Legal Writing and Research
Appeals - Re-Opening
Chuang v. Toyota Canada Inc. (Ont CA, 2016)
The Court of Appeal comments on the standard required for an already-decided appeal to be re-opened:
 A party seeking to re-open an appeal after the appeal decision has been rendered faces a high hurdle. After more than 10 years of litigation, it would be unfair to permit the appellants to re-open their appeal on a different legal issue. In Mujagic v. Kamps, 2015 ONCA 360 (CanLII), 125 O.R. (3d) 715, at para. 12, this court said that the power to re-open an appeal “will be exercised sparingly and only where it is clearly in the interests of justice” (citation omitted). It is not in the interests of justice that this appeal be re-opened.