Does a Criminal Proceeding Stop the Limitation Period Clock for a Civil Suit?

In the decision Kulyk v Guastella, 2021 ONSC 584, Justice Myers addressed whether a criminal proceeding can stop the clock for a civil suit. In this case, the parties were former spouses. The criminal matter arose from allegations that the husband perpetrated fraud and assault. The civil matter arose from statements the former wife made … Continue reading Does a Criminal Proceeding Stop the Limitation Period Clock for a Civil Suit?

Can Small Businesses Get an Injunction to Lift the COVID-19 Restrictions?

In Canadian Appliance Source LP v. Ontario, 2020 ONSC 7492, Canadian Appliance Source (one of Canada’s largest home appliance retailers) brought an application requiring the government to allow it to remain open in Peel and Toronto. As part of scheduling the upcoming hearing, the court held a case conference last week. At the case conference, … Continue reading Can Small Businesses Get an Injunction to Lift the COVID-19 Restrictions?

Moving for Partial Summary Judgment: Mason v. Perras Mongenais

In Mason v Perras Mongenais, 2018 ONSC 1477, Mason sued two law firms and a lawyer for professional negligence. Mr. Mason hired the lawyer Mr. Chambers to represent him in his divorce proceeding. During the divorce proceeding, Mr. Chambers retained a tax lawyer (Mr. Perras) to advise on tax matters within the divorce proceeding. Mr. … Continue reading Moving for Partial Summary Judgment: Mason v. Perras Mongenais