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Tort of civil fraud requires proof of inducement, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court recently redefined the requirements to establish the tort of civil fraud (or tort of deceit) and held that proof that the defendant induced the plaintiff to act is a required element of the tort in Bruno Appliance and Furniture, Inc. v. Hryniak, 2014 SCC 8. In its companion appeal, Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7, the Court addresses the scope and interpretation of Ontario’s amended Rule 20 on summary judgment (click here to read our article on that decision). The facts Albert Bruno, the principal of Bruno Appliance, met with Robert Cranston, the principal of  a Panamanian company, Frontline Investments, Inc. [...] Full article

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 [...] 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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