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Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries (November 19 - 23, 2018)
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • November 23 2018

In Wall v. Shaw, the Court determined that there is no limitation period to objecting to accounts in an application to pass accounts in an estates


Supreme Court of Canada will hear “Charter damages” case against Alberta’s Energy Regulator
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 26 2015

On April 30, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal to Jessica Ernst in her ongoing claim against the Energy Resources


"The elusiveness of a workable test": government liability for negligence
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 28 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada’s latest pronouncement on government liability for negligence has muddied the waters.


Family members of apparent victims of crime cannot sue criminal investigators in negligence
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 1 2011

On April 8, 2011, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Wellington v. Ontario.


Quebec Superior Court hands down a first ruling on the immunity of municipalities under the Fire Safety Act
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Canada
  • June 7 2011

In June 2000, the Quebec Government adopted Bill 112, the Fire Safety Act - the culmination of several years of consultations by the Public Security Ministry with the various stakeholders in the area of fire prevention.


Alberta v Elder Advocates of Alberta Society
  • WeirFoulds LLP
  • Canada
  • May 18 2011

In this unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, the court determined that there is no fiduciary duty owed by the government to the plaintiffs.


Gauthier v. Saint-Germain: a forthcoming lesson from the Supreme Court of Canada on educational malpractice?
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 21 2011

Canadian courts have traditionally been reluctant to wade into disputes between schools and their students, deferring academic matters to internal school procedures.


“Now let him enforce it”: the Supreme Court of Canada confirms a citizen's ability to enforce judicial decrees against the state Holland v. Saskatchewan
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2008

Immediately following the landmark decision of Worcester v. Georgia, 31 U.S. (6 Pet.) 515 1832, by the United States Supreme Court, then president Andrew Jackson reportedly said, “Chief Justice John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it.”


Balancing act municipality not negligent in enforcing by-law amidst private party dispute
  • WeirFoulds LLP
  • Canada
  • October 10 2008

Recent court decision gives municipalities acting in good faith broad discretion in how by-law enforcement takes place.


Supreme Court recognizes tort of negligent investigation
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 10 2008

On October 4, 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Hill v. Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police Services Board.