From all of us at Rogers Partners, we wish you a Happy New Year! 2020 was a unique and trying year for everyone. Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the pandemic. Here’s to brighter days ahead in 2021!
Virtual Appearances – Let’s Not Turn Back I recently took a look back to an article I wrote in October 2019. We were obviously in a very different time. The title of that article was “Promoting Efficiency in Litigation.” The last subheading in that article was entitled “Time to Embrace Technology and New Initiatives.” At […]
As a result of the province-wide lockdown, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued an updated Notice to the Profession and Public last week. The notice states that, effective December 29, 2020, all non-jury matters should proceed virtually unless in-person attendance is absolutely necessary. This will remain in effect until the lockdowns are lifted or […]
All of us at Rogers Partners wish you a safe and happy holiday season, and the very best in 2021!
In D’Eon v. Hosseini, 2020 ONSC 7500, the court ordered the plaintiff’s lawyer to not communicate with medical experts retained by the defendants’ lawyer. The defendants’ lawyer had scheduled the plaintiff to attend a neuropsychology assessment. Prior to attending the assessment, the plaintiff’s lawyer wrote a lengthy letter to the expert setting out several conditions and […]
In a previous blog post, we discussed a decision in which the Divisional Court held that the court has inherent jurisdiction to bifurcate a non-jury case, even when a party does not consent. Last week, the Court of Appeal overturned the decision. In Duggan v. Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation, 2020 ONCA 788, the Court of […]