In Orum v. Maksuta, 2021 ONSC 2974, the plaintiff was struck by a motor vehicle in Michigan. He commenced an action in Ontario against the driver and also against his Ontario insurer for uninsured/underinsured coverage. He did not commence an action in Michigan and the limitation period to do so expired. The defendant driver brought a motion […]
At our weekly meeting, Chris MacDonald discussed the Superior Court’s decision in Del Giudice v. Thompson, 2021 ONSC 2696. In this decision, the plaintiffs, Rina Del Giudice and Daniel Wood, sought court approval of a settlement agreement with the defendant, Github Inc., pursuant to section 29 of the Class Proceedings Act, 1992, whereby the action would […]
In the recent decision of Leendertse v. HMQ, 2021 ONSC 3765, Brian Sunohara and Erin Crochetière successfully defended a mistrial motion brought by the plaintiff. The initial part of the trial proceeded over four days in February 2020. It was adjourned to May 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the trial from continuing. Plaintiff’s counsel argued […]
By Emily Vereshchak In Moore Equipment Ltd. v. Temple Insurance Company, 2021 ONSC 3622, the Court examined an endorsement in a comprehensive general liability insurance policy to determine whether the Applicant was entitled to coverage under the policy as an “Unnamed Insured”. Overview The Applicant, Moore Equipment Ltd. (“Moore”), brought an application seeking a declaration […]
Natalia Sheikh has joined Rogers Partners as an associate lawyer. Today is Natalia’s first day with the firm, and we’re delighted to welcome her to the team!
At our weekly meeting, Chris MacDonald discussed the Court of Appeal’s decision in Dorman v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, 2021 ONCA 314. The case involves an appeal by the plaintiffs of proposed class actions from the dismissal of their claims for lack of jurisdiction, and the refusal to approve settlement agreements entered into by two […]