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Awarding the Carriage of a Class Proceeding

Introduction When loss on a mass scale occurs, class proceedings are sure to follow. If…

Pierringer Settlements Update

Introduction In two previous blogs, we have discussed both Mary Carter and Pierringer settlements. This…

Corporate Identification & Civil and Criminal Responsibility

Introduction A corporation is a fictional creation of the law. It is treated as a…

Unjust Enrichment by Wrongdoing & Waiver of Tort

Introduction The meaning of the term “waiver of tort” is by no means clear. At…

When will the Courts Hear a Moot Case or Appeal?

Introduction What happens to a lawsuit or an appeal when the issues in dispute are…

Ice Breaker Settlements and Class Proceedings

Introduction An ice breaker is anything used to relieve inhibitions or acrimony between two parties…

Anticipatory Breach of Contract and the Limitations Act

Introduction An anticipatory breach of contract occurs where one party to a contract expresses, or…

Another Attempted End Run Around The Corporate Veil

Introduction We have written twice in the past about piercing the corporate veil. Despite the…

Certificates of Pending Litigation: An Overview

Introduction Where a legal proceeding seeks to establish an interest in real property, one of…

Considerations Regarding Partial Summary Judgments

Introduction Rule 20.01 of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure sets out the procedure to…