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Ontario Court of Appeal applies “anti-SLAPP” framework to dismiss negligence claim

Canada - January 21 2021 The Court of Appeal for Ontario has just released a pair of noteworthy decisions [PDF] on Ontario’s anti-SLAPP legislation. They provide a useful…

Kevin O’Brien.

La Cour suprême du Canada reformule les critères des dispositions législatives contrant les poursuites-bâillons

Canada - September 14 2020 Le 10 septembre 2020, la Cour suprême du Canada (la « Cour ») a rendu deux décisions très attendues dans le cadre de deux appels concernant les…

Kevin O’Brien, Karin Sachar.

Supreme Court rearticulates test under Ontario “anti-SLAPP” legislation

Canada - September 14 2020 On September 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released a pair of highly anticipated decisions on two appeals addressing the test to be applied…

Kevin O’Brien, Karin Sachar.

Bankruptcy discharge not an option for securities law violators B.C. Court rules

Canada - April 24 2020 On April 15, 2020, the British Columbia Supreme Court denied an application by a married couple previously found to have contravened B.C. securities…

Shawn Irving.

Court of Appeal clarifies application of 60 day time limit for hearing Anti-SLAPP motions

Canada, USA - April 24 2020 In its recent decision in Amorosi v. Barker, 2020 ONCA 144 (“Amorosi”), the Court of Appeal for Ontario clarified how the 60 day time limit for the…

Kevin O’Brien.