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Changes to Small Claims Court and the Rules of Simplified Procedure

Canada - October 25 2019 The Attorney General for Ontario has recently confirmed that the limit for claims proceeding in Small Claims Court will increase from $25,000 to $35…

David Elman, Sunny Kim

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

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

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

Ontario Court of Appeal considers right to proceeds of after the event insurance

Canada - July 13 2020 In the recent decision of Peter B. Cozzi Professional Corporation v. Szot, 2020 ONCA 397, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered the entitlement to…

Natalie Salafia