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Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 12:35 PM

CONSTITUTIONAL PROCEEDINGS - Practice and procedure - Discovery

Appeal by the Attorney General of Nova Scotia from a decision of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal dismissing its appeal from an order requiring it to produce its report made to Cabinet. ... [read more]

Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 6:06 AM

FINANCE - Taxation - Real or immovable property assessment - Classes

Appeal by property owners from a decision dismissing their appeals from decisions of the Assessment Review Board finding the City had applied the proper assessment classes for determining the applicable mill rate to three properties owned by the appellants. ... [read more]

Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 6:06 AM

PRE-JUDGMENT REMEDIES - Absconding debtors - Attachment order

Appeal by the Five Star defendants from an order confirming an ex-parte attachment order obtained by the respondent bank. The appellants were involved in a car dealership and car financing business. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 6:24 AM

BANKING - Fiduciary obligations - Constructive trust - Knowing assistance

Appeal by Duscio from the $3 million trial judgment against her. Garcia orchestrated a massive fraud against the respondent pension fund, which resulted in a loss of $12,460,930. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 6:20 AM

CHILD PROTECTION - Protective agencies and institutions - Supervision or guardianship - Access by parents

Appeal by the mother from a Superior Court decision that overturned an order allowing the mother access to the 2-year-old child at the Society’s discretion. The child had significant medical issues because of premature birth. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 @ 5:52 AM

GOVERNMENT - Council members - Elections - Campaign financing - Surplus

Appeal by the intervener, a Toronto voter, from a decision granting the respondent Karygiannis relief from forfeiture of his office. The respondent was re-elected a councillor for the City of Toronto in 2018. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 @ 5:52 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Impaired operation or operation over the legal limit - Roadside screening test

Appeal by Pawlivsky from the dismissal of his appeal against a conviction for driving while his blood alcohol level was over .08. The appellant was stopped by a police officer. The officer smelled alcohol on the appellant’s breath and demanded he provide a breath sample into an approved screening device (ASD). ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 @ 9:23 AM

JUDGES - Disqualification or removal - Conflict of interest

Appeal by the plaintiff from the dismissal of its application to extend the time to file its notice of appeal. The defendants were the mortgagees, their legal counsel, and realtors and an appraiser retained by the mortgagees. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 @ 9:23 AM

TRUSTS - Creation of true secret trust

Appeal by the defendant from trial judgment finding that asecret trust was created and that he accepted the obligations of the trust to ensure that the estate of his deceased common law wife would go to the respondent, the deceased’s niece. ... [read more]

Monday, July 27, 2020 @ 9:20 AM


Appeal by the wife from the dismissal of her application to set aside the child and spousal support provisions in the parties’ 2015 separation agreement. The parties were married for 22 years prior to their separation in 2012 and divorce in 2016. ... [read more]