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Good morning.

Please find our summaries of the four substantive civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario released last week.

In 4352238 Canada Inc. v. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., the Court ordered the appeal to be heard in writing over the objection of one of the parties, finding there was nothing in the Courts of Justice Act or the Rules of Civil Procedure that prevented the Court from doing so in these extraordinary times.


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Good afternoon.

Please find our summaries of this past week’s civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario (there were two substantive civil decisions).

In Stirrett v. Cheema, the trial judge had found the head of a hospital’s clinical research trial liable for breach of fiduciary duty after a trial participant died as a result of complications that arose during an angiogram. The Court allowed the appeal after a thorough analysis of the role of causation in cases involving a breach of fiduciary duty.


Continue Reading COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (MAY 4 – 8, 2020)