At our weekly meeting, Athina Ionita discussed the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Eynon v. Simplicity Air Ltd., 2021 ONCA 409. This was an interesting appeal from a jury award of punitive damages. The Court of Appeal upheld a $150,000 punitive damage award against the appellant, relating to injuries the respondent suffered in the […]
In Owsianik v. Equifax Canada Co., 2021 ONSC 4112, a majority of the Divisional Court partially overturned a certification of a class action involving a computer hacking incident. The motion judge had certified a number of causes of action against the defendant, including a claim for intrusion upon seclusion. The Ontario Court of Appeal recognized […]
The decision in Cave v. Hovsepyan, 2021 ONSC 4126, addressed procedural issues for a virtual trial. Trial judges have broad discretion to determine the procedure for a trial, but this decision may provide useful guidance for other matters. For example, Justice Sanfilippo indicated that each party shall designate a lead counsel for a stage in […]
Through their diligence and perseverance, Athina Ionita and Chris MacDonald have been called to the Bar and are officially lawyers! We’re so happy for Athina and Chris for achieving this special milestone. Athina and Chris had a very successful articling term with Rogers Partners, and we’re delighted that they’re now associates with the firm. Congratulations […]
Tom McKinlay started with Rogers Partners today. We’re very happy to welcome Tom to the firm!
At our weekly meeting, Chris MacDonald discussed the decision of Heffernan v. John H. Keiffer Professional Corporation, 2020 ONSC 4174. In this case, Justice Daley provided his reasons for awarding costs to the defendants after the self-represented plaintiff’s action was dismissed for delay. In his reasons, His Honour grappled with the question of at what […]