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Ontario Superior Court recognizes new cause of action addressing internet harassment

Canada - February 9 2021 In Caplan v. Atas (Caplan), Justice Corbett took the extraordinary step of recognizing a new common law tort of internet harassment in response to an…

Kevin O’Brien, Swetha Popuri.

Ontario Court orders class action trial to proceed by virtual means

Canada - February 9 2021 In Flying E. Ranche Ltd. v. Attorney General of Canada 2020 ONSC 8072, Justice Schabas recently rejected an adjournment sought due to pandemic-related…

Amanda Arella.

Court of Appeal finds limitation periods suspended indefinitely following a denial of certification

Canada - October 8 2020 In R.G. V. The Hospital for Sick Children, the Court of Appeal for Ontario found that limitation periods remain suspended for all individual…

Sarah McLeod.

Amendments to Class Proceedings Act will come into force October 1

Canada - September 18 2020 On September 17, 2020, recent amendments to the Ontario Class Proceedings Act, 1992 were proclaimed into force effective October 1, 2020. The…

Laura Fric, Swetha Popuri.

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…

Graham Buitenhuis, Kevin O’Brien.