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The Litigator
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THE LITIGATOR

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Defendant’s delay gives Ontario courts jurisdiction under forum of necessity test

In January 2010, two plaintiffs commenced an action in Ontario arising from a car accident that had occurred almost two years earlier in Michigan. More than a year after the action was commenced, the defendant moved to dismiss the action on the basis that Ontario courts lacked jurisdiction over a claim that the defendant said should instead be tried in Michigan. [more] Full article

Pay Up: $10 Billion foreign judgment enforceable in Ontario

The application of the “real and substantial connection” test for enforcement of foreign judgments was further clarified by the Ontario Court of Appeal in a recent decision, part of a ... [more] Full article

The letters rogatory that got away

Last fall, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned an order enforcing a request for international judicial assistance (also known as letters rogatory) that sought to compel a former executive of a Talisman Energy Inc. subsidiary to be deposed in a U.S. action. [more] Full article

Court of Appeal stays Ontario action in favour of the Iranian courts

This past summer, Ontario's highest court made it clear that contracting parties who choose a particular nation's courts for the litigation of their disputes will almost always be held to their choice - even where that forum may not conform to the traditional Canadian concepts of democracy and fairness. [more] Full article