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Ontario court addresses new leave to appeal rule and costs awards

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 9:49 AM | By Michael Teitelbaum

An Ontario rule that governs securing leave to appeal to the Divisional Court from an interlocutory order of a Superior Court judge has changed as of July 1. Specifically, Rule 62.02 of the Rules of Civil Procedure now requires that leave to appeal from interlocutory orders of a judge, under clause 19(1)(b) of the Courts of Justice Act, shall be obtained from a panel of three Divisional Court judges, rather than from a single judge. (See Rules of Civil Procedure, RRO 1990, Reg. 194.)

Additionally, the requirement...