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Court of Appeal for Ontario denies leave to file 500 page factum

Canada - September 9 2020 The Court of Appeal for Ontario has recently emphasized the requirement for concise factums on appeals. In OZ Merchandising Inc. v. Canadian…

Appeal from denial of leave to appeal: Limits to the “jurisdiction exception”

Canada - July 26 2019 There is an established line of authority that no appeal lies to the Court of Appeal for Ontario from a lower court decision denying leave to appeal…

Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada provides guidance on solicitor-client costs

Canada - January 8 2019 Rarely is the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada required to give reasons for the taxation of costs on applications for leave to appeal…

Mark A. Gelowitz.

Contractual interpretation of mandatory statutory terms is a question of law

Canada - July 25 2018 In CHN Canada Ltd. v. Chesterman Farm Equipment Ltd., 2018 ONCA 637, the Court of Appeal for Ontario confirmed that the interpretation of an agreement…

Supreme Court of Canada addresses “distorting lens” metaphor of appellate review

Canada - March 8 2019 In Salomon v. Matte‑Thompson, 2019 SCC 14, the Supreme Court of Canada recently addressed, for the first time, the metaphor of the “distorting lens”…

Mark A. Gelowitz.