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Short and Sweet: SCC Clarifies Summary Judgment Rules, Judicial Powers

The Supreme Court of Canada recently clarified how motion judges should exercise their fact-finding and summary judgment powers under rule 20.04(2.1) and (2.2) of the Rules of Civil Procedure. In Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7, the Court affirmed a motion judge’s finding that the applicant Hryniak committed the tort of civil fraud, having absconded US$10 million from various investors, including the respondents to the appeal.  While both the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court found that this was not an appropriate case for summary judgment, they were satisfied that the evidentiary record supported the motion judge’s finding, [...] Full article

Canada’s Foreign Anti-Bribery Law

Canada’s foreign anti-bribery law, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), makes it a serious criminal offence for Canadians and Canadian companies to bribe foreign government officials. Canadian companies that operate abroad and foreign companies that employ Canadians need to be aware of this law. Full article

Rogers fined $500,000 for not testing claim about dropped calls

We first reported in August 2013 that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that Rogers’ advertising claims that customers of its Chatr brand experienced fewer dropped calls than customers [...] Full article

“Green” Light for Class Actions? Court of Appeal Overturns Sharma v. Timminco

Securities class actions have come full circle. Two years ago, a “thunderbolt” decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal barred class actions for secondary market misrepresentation under the Ontario Securities Act unless the plaintiffs won the [...] Full article

Refusal to Answer Questions Lands Judgment Debtor in Jail

Even though debtors’ prison was abolished many generations ago, judgment debtors can still land themselves in jail if they refuse to answer questions on examinations in aid of execution, also [...] Full article


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Donald S. Affleck, Q.C.

Donald S. Affleck, Q.C.

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Don, a certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada, is widely recognized as one of Canada's foremost competition law practitioners.

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    Michael Binetti

    Michael Binetti

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    Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation, including business and construction disputes, fraud, employment law, competition investigations, private competition actions, elections law and dealing with municipal and government regulators.

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    Michelle E. Booth

    Michelle E. Booth

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Michelle's skills and practice expertise extend to commercial litigation, civil litigation, class actions, and employment, administrative and competition law.

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    Fiona Campbell

    Fiona Campbell

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    Fiona brings strong legal research and writing skills in the areas of commercial litigation, securities and insurance law.

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    Kenneth A. Dekker

    Kenneth A. Dekker

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Kenneth (Ken) Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. With more than 12 years of experience, Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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    The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C.

    The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C.

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University and Host of the Ryerson Negotiation Project; David is highly regarded for his substantial, in-depth experience in both the private and public sectors, at both the national and international level. He has engaged in business activities throughout Canada and the United States, as well as Australia, China, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and Barbados, to name but a few.

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    Matthew Gibson

    Matthew Gibson

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Matthew Gibson is a valued addition to the AGM team with his hands-on experience in the litigation arena. Matthew's practice focus is commercial and civil litigation, administrative law and employment law.

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    Peter R. Greene

    Peter R. Greene

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Peter is a widely recognized and renowned litigator with substantial expertise in high profile and complex Commercial Litigation at the trial and appellate levels.

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    Meredith Hayward

    Meredith Hayward

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Meredith has earned an impressive reputation for her skill and abilities in Commercial Litigation and Administrative Law, appearing at all levels of court in Ontario, before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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    Kathryn L. Knight

    Kathryn L. Knight

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Ms. Knight brings over two decades of high profile, complex commercial litigation experience, appearing at every level of the Ontario Courts, Boards and Tribunals, at both the trial and appellate level. Ms. Knight is an accomplished litigator with extensive experience in Securities Litigation, Mining Litigation, Forestry Litigation, Railroad Litigation, Automobile Manufacturer Litigation, Insurance Litigation including Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, and Defamation, Civil Fraud, and Injunctions.

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      Masiel A. Matus

      Masiel A. Matus

      Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

      Masiel Matus consistently demonstrates strong knowledge and ability in the areas of commercial litigation, class action defence, employment and competition law. Masiel has provided diligent case management and litigation support in several complex litigation trials, making her a trusted and valued member of the Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP team.

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      W. Michael G. Osborne

      W. Michael G. Osborne

      Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

      Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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      Kyle J. Peterson

      Kyle J. Peterson

      Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

      Kyle's commercial litigation and advocacy practice offers particular expertise in securities, insurance, construction and employment disputes.

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      Christopher Somerville

      Christopher Somerville

      Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

      Chris Somerville demonstrates broad-ranging skills and knowledge in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, securities and employment law.

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