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Court of Appeal clarifies limitation periods for third party claims

Canada - February 24 2021 On Feb. 4, 2021, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in Albert Bloom Limited v. London Transit Commission, 2021 ONCA 74. This…

Aidan Fishman.

Anonymous internet commenter fails to set aside default judgment

Canada - February 22 2021 On February 5, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in Theralase Technologies Inc. v. Lanter, 2021 ONSC 943. The decision…

Daniel Milton.

Ontario Superior Court recognizes new tort for online harassment

Canada - February 4 2021 In its recent decision in Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670, the Ontario Superior Court recognized a new tort of “harassment in internet communications”…

Erin VanderVeer.

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…

Kathryn Shani, Kim Dullet, Matthew Sherman.

Decision to strike jury due to COVID-19 upheld by Court of Appeal

Canada - October 29 2020 On October 1, 2020, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in Belton v. Spencer, 2020 ONCA 623. The decision is the first by Ontario's…

Aidan Fishman.