Hello everyone. Below are the summaries of this week’s Ontario Court of Appeal decisions.  Topics covered include the duty to defend in insurance law; custody; summary judgment; section 7 of the Charter and the Building Code Act; and contractor fraud/theft charges in a home renovation case.    

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Hello everyone. It was a quiet week for the Court of Appeal. Topics covered in this week’s civil decisions (non-criminal) include: detention order reviews; determining whether orders are interlocutory or final; whether a motion for leave to appeal should be reopened; whether a court’s dismissal of a counterclaim on summary judgment was justified; limitation periods

Below are this week’s summaries.  Topics include summary judgment in the limitation period context, property disputes involving religious organizations, family law, appellate jurisdiction for appeals from small damages awards, concurrent liability in tort and contract in the context of an agreement of purchase and sale of land and municipal freedom of information requests.  Have a