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Friday, November 06, 2020 @ 6:05 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Practice and procedure

Appeal by the plaintiff, Siebring, from dismissal of his claim against the defendant Strata Plan for compensation for water damage. The appellant was a self-represented litigant who alleged his unit was damaged by water from leaking pipes situated in common property. ... [read more]

Friday, November 06, 2020 @ 6:04 AM

TYPES OF DAMAGES - Emotional and mental distress - Loss of opportunity - Exemplary or punitive damages

Appeal by the defendant from the damages awarded to the respondent for defamation and the costs award. The summary trial on quantum proceeded entirely on affidavits. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 05, 2020 @ 6:20 AM

EVIDENCE – Admissibility - Photographs and videos – Hearsay rule - Exceptions

Appeal by the accused from conviction for second-degree murder. The victim was shot outside a nightclub. The main issue at trial was the identity of the shooter. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 05, 2020 @ 6:15 AM

LIABILITIES OF MUNICIPALITY - Occupiers’ liability - Duty of care 

Appeal by the defendant, the City of Toronto, from a trial judgment finding it liable to the plaintiff, Becker, under the Occupiers’ Liability Act. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 04, 2020 @ 6:21 AM

HEALTH INSURANCE, GOVERNMENT - Provision of coverage for temporarily absent insured persons

Application by the Canadian Snowbird Association and Slack for judicial review seeking a declaration that Regulation 259 was ultra vires the Lieutenant Governor in Council of Ontario. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 04, 2020 @ 6:21 AM

PROCEDURE - Crown’s duties - Disclosure

Application by the accused for an order requiring the Crown to redact information that would reveal his and his father’s addresses from their disclosure brief. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 @ 6:30 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Compulsory government schemes - Claims against parties unknown

Appeal by ICBC from a judgment finding the defendant, Vanstone, vicariously liable for a collision involving the plaintiff, Megaro. Vanstone owned a vehicle that collided with the plaintiff’s vehicle. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 @ 6:30 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Mediation and arbitration

Appeal by Metro Edge Holdings from an order granting Macdonald Realty leave to enforce an arbitration award. The parties were realtors who disputed payment of a real estate commission. ... [read more]

Monday, November 02, 2020 @ 9:05 AM

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - Disciplinary proceedings - Grounds for overturning decision

Appeal by Strom, a registered nurse, from the dismissal of her appeal from a decision of the respondent that found her guilty of professional misconduct. ... [read more]

Monday, November 02, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

FINANCE - Taxation - Real or immoveable property assessment - Market value

Appeal by the taxpayer from a decision of the Appeals Committee upholding the 2016 municipal tax assessment of the land of a Refinery. ... [read more]