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Occupiers' Liability Amendment Act receives Royal Assent in Ontario

Canada - December 29 2020 On December 8, 2020, Bill 118 (Occupiers' Liability Amendment Act, 2020) (Bill 118) received Royal Assent. Bill 118 amends the Occupiers’ Liability...

Kim Dullet, Matthew Sherman, Natalie Kolos.

Supreme Court doesn’t gamble on waiver of tort

Canada - July 29 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to certify a class action, which alleged that video lottery terminal games were illegal. Importantly, the...

Graham Splawski, Ashley Thomassen.

Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision on Police Negligence Investigation, False Arrest, False Imprisonment and Charter breach

Canada - June 8 2018 In Tremblay v. Ottawa (Police Services Board), 2018 ONCA 497, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned the trial decision of Aitkin J. finding the...

Rebecca Bush.

Court of Appeal Confirms Limitation Period for Police Battery Claim Extended to Conclusion of Underlying Criminal Charge

Canada - March 27 2018 In the recently released decision of Brown v. Woodstock (Police Services Board), 2018 ONCA 275 ("Brown"), the Court of Appeal allowed the plaintiff’s...

Rebecca Bush.

Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Action Against Municipality Based on Defences Available Under Municipal Act

Canada - November 30 2017 In the recent decision of House v. Baird, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a trial judge’s decision to dismiss an action against a lower tier...

Tamara Tomomitsu.