The suspension of limitation periods in Ontario is coming to an end on September 14, 2020. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. If counsel were delaying commencing claims during the period of the suspension, now is the time to think about those claims. Section 1 of Ontario Regulation 73/20 states: Any provision of […]
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal in a case involving the interpretation of a release in a matter relating to a motor vehicle accident. The brief facts of the case, City of Corner Brook v. Bailey, are as follows. Bailey was operating a vehicle and struck Temple who was in the course […]
The Ministry of the Attorney General plans to open several further courtrooms in various jurisdictions on September 14, 2020. A list can be found here.
There is a new regulation which expressly permits virtual commissioning. Ontario Regulation 431/20 – Administering Oath or Declaration Remotely, which came into effect on July 31, 2020, outlines the requirements for virtual commissioning, including: The person administering the oath or declaration and the deponent or declarant must be able to see, hear and communicate with […]
Chief Justice Morawetz has announced in a memorandum that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice will be implementing CaseLines, which is a cloud-based document sharing and storage e-hearing platform for remote and in-person court proceedings. Court documents will continue to be filed with the court office. However, parties will now also upload court documents to […]
In a Notice to the Profession for the Central-East Region that was released yesterday, it was announced that the civil (non-family) trial sittings scheduled to commence on November 16, 2020 are cancelled. This means that there will be no civil jury trials in the Central-East Region this fall. The Notice indicates that it is uncertain whether […]