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Experts weigh in on summary judgment motions at Toronto Lawyers Association panel

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 12:26 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

When the Supreme Court created the “culture shift” toward the expanded use of summary judgments in Hryniak v. Mauldin 2014 SCC 7, it appeared to set the standard for a quicker, simpler, cheaper way of delivering justice. What has actually happened, however, hasn’t been quite so simple.

During a Feb. 28 panel presentation titled “Summary judgment motions four years after Hyrniak,” organized by the Toronto Lawyers Association, four experts discussed the frequency with which summary judgments are awarded and appealed, the conditions that tend to result in...