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THE LITIGATOR

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The Litigator
AGM :: Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

THE LITIGATOR

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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

Appeal court finds that “non-final” U.K. order should be enforced in Ontario

Ontario’s Court of Appeal recently recognised a U.K. High Court’s initial order in a scheme of arrangement aimed at winding up the reinsurance business of Cavell Insurance Company Limited. It did so despite the fact that the U.K. court’s order did not meet the traditional requirement that only a final judgment of a foreign court for the payment of a definite sum of money will be enforced in Canada. [more] Full article

Hollywood studios successfully enforce breach of copyright judgment against Ontario website operator

Citing the Internet's unique potential to cause harm anywhere and everywhere, Madam Justice Lax of Ontario's Superior Court of Justice enforced a New York District Court judgment earlier this month against the operators of Ontario-based websites that facilitated the illegal copying and downloading of movies. [more] Full article