January 03, 2023
The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario has released the updated deductible amounts in motor vehicle accident claims. In 2023, the deductible for damages for non-pecuniary loss is $44,367.24 where such damages do not exceed $147,889.59. The deductible for damages under section 61(2)(e) of the Family Law Act (loss of guidance, care and companionship) is […]
November 21, 2022
There was recently an interesting article in Law Times called “Veteran litigator calls for Ontario to reinstitute KC designation“. According to this article, there is growing support for Ontario to reinstitute the King’s Counsel (formerly Queen’s Counsel) designation as it would help Ontario lawyers in the international legal arena. The practice was abolished in 1985. […]
August 04, 2022
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s Notice to the Profession, Parties, Public and the Media was amended on August 2, 2022. Regarding civil matters, the amendments are contained in Part II, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Notice. These amendments are as follows: Parties must provide accurate time estimates for hearings. Compendiums are required for […]
July 04, 2022
Starting today, July 4, 2022, masks are no longer mandatory at the Ontario Court of Appeal. However, many COVID-related protective measures remain in place, which can be found in the Court’s Protocol for In-Person Hearings During the Pandemic. Those participating in an appeal should also review the Court’s Practice Direction.
June 07, 2022
The Central East Region of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued a new Notice to the Profession and Parties, which came into effect on June 1, 2022. The notice addresses issues such as the mode of hearings, uploading documents to CaseLines, scheduling motions, documents required for long motions, and scheduling pre-trial conferences and […]
May 17, 2022
The Ontario Court of Appeal has prepared a helpful one page document on COVID-related procedures. It addresses issues such as filing court documents and the mode of proceedings.