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The Litigator
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THE LITIGATOR

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Supreme Court of Canada refuses to hear global auditor class action certification appeal

On June 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal from a decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Excalibur Special Opportunities LP v. Schwartz Levitsky ... [more] Full article

Court of Appeal reconsiders test for jurisdiction over foreign defendants

In a recent decision, a five judge panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario revised the legal test to be applied when the Ontario courts are asked to assume jurisdiction over a foreign defendant. The Court’s decision in Van Breda v. Village Resorts Ltd. clarifies the applicable legal principles and should provide greater guidance to Ontario courts on whether and when they can properly take jurisdiction over foreign defendants. [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

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