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Summaries of Selected 2017 Supreme Court of Canada and Ontario Court of Appeal Cases


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----- released 25 May 2017

Orders - Reasons for Judgment
----- released 25 May 2017

Bias
----- released 24 May 2017

Statutes - Retroactivity

Statutes - Retrospective
----- released 23 May 2017

Appeals - Standard of Review - Dunsmuir
----- released 12 May 2017

Appeals - Final versus Interlocutory - Jurisdiction Where Appeal Combines Both
----- released 15 May 2017

Civil Procedure - Release - Interpretation

Contracts - Release - Interpretation
----- released 11 May 2017

Parties - Self-Represented - Judicial Accomodation of
----- released 03 May 2017

Gifting - Presumption of Undue Influence

Estates - Pre-Testamentary Gifts - Presumption of Undue Influence
----- released 05 May 2017

Mootness
----- released 05 May 2017

Lawyers - Duty to Client - Loyalty

Lawyers - Duty to Client - Conflicts of Interest
----- released 01 May 2017

Courts - Representation by Non-Licensees

Parties - Representation By Non-Licensees

Administrative Law - Representation By Non-Licensees
----- released 02 May 2017

Torts - Negligence - Occupier's Liability
----- released 28 April 2017

Contempt - Civil
----- released 28 April 2017

Parties - Crown Attorneys - Immunity

Immunity - Crown Attorneys
----- released 24 April 2017

Limitations - Discoverability - When Action is Appropriate Means - Collateral Remedies

Limitations - Discoverability - When Action is Appropriate Means - Remedial Behaviour by Defendant
----- released 21 April 2017

Orders - Default Judgment - Set Aside - Liquidated Damages

Damages - Liquidated - Piercing the Corporate Veil
----- released 20 April 2017

Pleadings - Amendment

Corporations - Directors - Fiduciary Duty

Torts - Fraudulent Misrepresentation - Elements

Pleadings - Fraud - Particulars

Torts - Fraud - Pleadings - Particulars
----- released 19 April 2017

Civil Procedure - Dismissal under Rule 2.1 - Frivolous and Vexatious

Civil Procedure - Dismissal under Rule 2.1 - Abuse of Process
----- released 21 April 2017

Civil Procedure - Civil Contempt - Standard of Proof

Parties - Self-Represented
----- released 20 April 2017

Parties - Trade Unions
----- released 19 April 2017

Evidence - Collateral Fact Rule
----- released 13 April 2017

Judgments - Reasons - Adequacy
----- released 12 April 2017

Partnerships - Fiduciary Duties Amongst Partners

Partnerships - Expulsion of a Partner

Damages - Aggravated Damages - Intangible Harm
----- released 04 April 2017

Equity - Relief from Forfeiture

Contract - Deposits - Forfeiture

Contract - Unconscionability
----- released 11 April 2017

Evidence - Hearsay - Exception - Necessary and Reliable
----- released 31 March 2017

Limitations - Real Estate Purchase Deposit

Real Property - Limitations - Purchase Deposit
----- released 31 March 2017

Real Property - Adverse Possession
----- released 28 March 2017

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Motion to Strike - Leave to Amend
----- released 30 March 2017

Administrative Law - Duty of Fairness
----- released 27 March 2017

Contracts - 'Sham' Contract

Contracts - Duress
----- released 20 March 2017

Parties - Amicus Curiae

Civil Procedure - Amicus Curiae
----- released 20 March 2017

Orders - Final v Interlocutory
----- released 08 March 2017

Judges - Functus Officio

Orders - Functus Officio
----- released 08 March 2017

Evidence - Rule in Browne v Dunn
----- released 08 March 2017

Evidence - Rule in Browne v Dunn
----- released 03 March 2017

Equity - Unjust Enrichment
----- released 03 March 2017

Costs - Against Non-Parties
----- released 02 March 2017

Tort - Negligent Misrepresentation

Tort - Damages - Involuntary Parenthood

Tort - Battery

Tort - Sexual Assault
----- released 02 March 2017

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Issues Outside of the Pleadings

Reasons - Issues Outside of the Pleadings

Equity - Unjust Enrichment
----- released 01 March 2017

Injunctions - Interlocutory

Appeals - Stay Pending
----- released 01 March 2017

Evidence - Collateral Fact Rule
----- released 21 February 2017

Orders - Final v Interlocutory
----- released 22 February 2017

Appeals - Re-opening
----- released 17 February 2017

Real Property - Adverse Possession

Real Property - Possession
----- released 13 February 2017

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Striking Pleadings

Torts - Misfeasance in Public Office

Torts - Negligence - Elements
----- released 13 February 2017

Real Estate - Easements

Real Estate - Licenses
----- released 13 February 2017

Torts - Causation - 'But For' Test

Torts - Damages - Loss of Chance

Torts - Solicitor's Negligence
----- released 08 February 2017

Torts - Negligence - Duty of Care - Solicitor
----- released 27 January 2017

Appeal - Natural Justice

Judicial Review - Natural Justice
----- released 26 January 2017

Judges - Interjections at Trial

Civil Practice - Trial - Judicial Interjections
----- released 25 January 2017

Evidence - Hearsay Exclusion - Co-conspirators Exception

Evidence - Relevance - General

Evidence - Post-Offence Conduct
----- released 27 January 2017

Insurance - Interpretation
----- released 24 January 2017

Civil Practice - Trial Record - Composition

Evidence - Expert Reports - Practice

Civil Practice - Trial - Labelling of Exhibits
----- released 23 January 2017

Torts - Negligence - Crown Liability

Torts - Negligence - Elements

Appeals - Standard of Review - Negligence
----- released 20 January 2017

Contracts - Formation

Contracts - Interpretation
----- released 18 January 2017

Limitations - General

Limitations - Foreign Judgments

Enforcement - Foreign Judgments
----- released 18 January 2017

Civil Practice - Amending Pleading - Motion
----- released 17 January 2017

Orders - Reasons for Decision - Adequacy
----- released 09 January 2017

Torts - Breach of Confidence

Damages - Aggravated Damages - Post-Incident Events
----- released 10 January 2017

Appeals - Contracts - Standard of Review

Contracts - Interpretation
----- released 05 January 2017

Civil Procedure - Summary Judgment - Issue Estoppel re Other Parties
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