Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court of Appeal has been hearing appeals in writing and by videoconference. In a notice released this week, the Court of Appeal advised that it will hear some appeals in person. The Court will only consider holding an in-person hearing if all parties and counsel consent and if the […]
By Rebecca Moore Immunity from liability for claims involving the spread of COVID-19? This is what has been put forward by the Attorney General of Ontario, Doug Downey, in the proposed bill, Supporting Ontario Recovery Act. If passed, this legislation will protect individuals and organizations found to be have making “a good faith effort” to […]
In Huma v. Mississauga Hospital, 2020 ONCA 644, the Court of Appeal upheld a motion to enforce a settlement against three plaintiffs who were self-represented at the time of the settlement. One of the issues addressed by the Court of Appeal is the requirement to provide a release upon settlement. The Court noted that a settlement […]
In Condreanu v. Choi, 2020 ONSC 6105, the plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident on November 23, 2017. On November 21, 2019, she commenced an action against a driver, Choi, along with the owner of Choi’s vehicle. One month prior to commencing the action, the plaintiff’s lawyer provided the insurer of another driver, Kelly, […]
At our weekly firm meeting, Athina Ionita discussed the Court of Appeal’s decision in Becker v. Toronto (City), 2020 ONCA 607. This appeal addresses how framing the issues at trial influences what issues may be appealed. Further, this decision makes it clear that if counsel believes an issue is relevant to deciding a matter, then […]
According to a notice issued yesterday, due to a new discovery of mould, all in-person hearings and processes at the Milton courthouse have been suspended. A health and safety investigation of the entire courthouse is being undertaken.