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“Minimal role” for appellate courts reviewing case management orders

Canada - February 28 2021 As the Court of Appeal for Ontario recently confirmed in Louis v. Poitras, 2021 ONCA 49, discretionary case management orders attract deference on…

New Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada for 2021

Canada - January 27 2021 Effective January 27, 2021, amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada (Rules) and the Guidelines for Preparing Documents to be Filed…

Mark A. Gelowitz.

Appellate courts’ response to COVID-19 (updated)

Canada - October 27 2020 Appellate courts across Canada have restricted operations to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 global health emergency. Each court has adopted its…

Mark A. Gelowitz.

Appellate judge addresses “political or ideological” intervention motions (and other judges)

Canada - October 15 2020 The Federal Court of Appeal recently addressed the role of interveners and, in doing so, the proper role of the courts. In Canada (Attorney General)…

Mark A. Gelowitz.

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…