Our latest case commentary on Canlii, for Farjam-Rad v. Seneca College, 2020 ONSC 4436 (CanLII). This decision illustrates the common issues that the Court will evaluate in deciding whether to approve an infant settlement application.
The Ontario government has just explained its filing civil documents online program, through their new and improved portal. This follows their exciting announcement last week: Per R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 194: RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE CIVIL CLAIMS ONLINE PORTAL 4.05.1 (1) In… Read More »Filing Civil Documents, Online!
Case Summary: Noori v. Liu, 2020 ONSC 3049 (CanLII) Issue: When you sue for pain and suffering damages (i.e. non-pecuniary damages) arising from an Ontario car accident, the defendant can, at the end of Trial, bring a threshold motion seeking… Read More »27 Year Old Pregnant Woman Hit by Car: Pain and Suffering Damages – Denied
Finally! Online filing of motion and trial materials! A major initiative is coming to Ontario. On July 29, 2020, the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice announced that Ontario will be using a document management software (called https://caselines.com/),… Read More »Filing Online Court Documents in Ontario: Second Major Initiative
Ontario’s Attorney General, Doug Downey, has just announced a major expansion of the online filing system for civil litigation. This is an expansion in accordance with Ontario’s previous plans to do the same. As indicated in a letter dated July… Read More »Ontario Online Court Filing: Major Expansion of Services
This is a large region, covering courthouses in: Barrie Bracebridge Cobourg Durham Lindsay Newmarket Peterborough The most recent notice, effective July 27, 2020, shows the difficult situation that the Court is facing regarding normal operations. Some highlights include: Civil (non-Family)… Read More »Update on Court Operations (Central East Region)
Case Summary: McNamee v. Oickle, 2020 ONSC 1380 (CanLII), – John’s Case McNamee v. Oickle, 2020 ONSC 2371 (CanLII), – Catharine’s Case In Ontario, when you are hurt in a car accident, you can claim pain and suffering damages for… Read More »Pain and Suffering from Car Accident? Claims Denied.
Case Summary: Scace v. Withers et al., 2020 ONSC 90 (CanLII) Can you correct a misnomer, in your Statement of Claim, three years after issuing the claim? The Facts Neighbour D’s (defendant) household renovations in 2014 lead to their neighbour P (plaintiff)… Read More »Limitation Periods and Correcting a Misnomer in the Statement of Claim
The Superior Court of Ontario has its COVID homepage here. The Federation of Ontario Law Associations has come up with a helpful page, which includes “things to note” if you’re attending, in person, at a courthouse. For self-represented litigants in Small Claims Court,… Read More »COVID Guide to Ontario Courthouse Attendance
Case Summary: Moxam v. Anderson, 2020 ONSC 4173 This 2012 car accident came up for a summary judgment motion in March, 2020. This is a dispute between the two vehicles, only, which means that it was the two insurers were arguing… Read More »Hockey Dad With Right of Way is Hit by Car Facing Stop Sign: Summary Judgment Motion Succeeds