Ontario’s top court refuses to enforce judgment against Antigua and Barbuda
In a recent decision in H.M.B. Holdings v. Antigua and Barbuda, the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld a decision to refuse to register in Ontario a British Columbia judgment against the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda due to a lack of jurisdiction. Specifically, the Court of Appeal held that the judge did not err in finding that Antigua was not “carrying on business” in British Columbia at the relevant time and thus there was not a sufficient connection to allow the B.C. court to grant judgment against them. This case originated with a Judicial Committee of the Privy ... [more] Full article
Hollow Victory for Ecuadorian Villagers?
Could Chevron’s Canadian subsidiary be liable for environmental damages awarded against Chevron, the parent company, in Ecuador? This question remains unanswered despite the recent release of a much-anticipated Supreme Court ... [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
Courts have power to grant injunctions against parties outside their jurisdiction
Late last spring, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada affirmed that the provinces' Superior Courts have the jurisdiction to issue injunctions with purely extraterritorial effects. [more] Full article