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Incorrectly Named Defendants – Misdescription or Misnomer?

Introduction It is not uncommon for a plaintiff to be uncertain about a defendant’s correct…

Considerations When Deciding on Motions for Adjournment

Introduction: An adjournment is a postponement of a legal proceeding. The request is made by…

Piercing the Corporate Veil: A Case Study

Introduction: We have previously written about the circumstances under which our courts will pierce the…

Do Courts Have the Discretion to Override Arbitration Clauses?

Contracting parties normally have their remedy for breaches through the court process. However, they may…

Jurisdiction Matters

Introduction In April of 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed killing and injuring…

Listeria Hysteria and Duty of Care

Introduction In 2008, Maple Leaf Foods (“MLF”) (two companies) was notified by the Canadian Food…

The High Cost of a Stalled Class Proceeding

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently dealt with an appeal from the stay of a…