Focus On



Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:59 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Trials - Jury trials

Appeal by the defendant from a jury award in a personal injury action. The appellant argued that counsel for the respondent misconducted himself in the opening statement and closing submissions to the jury to such an extent that the trial was rendered unfair. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:54 AM

BROKERS - Liability - Negligence, obtaining adequate coverage

Appeal by the plaintiffs from the dismissal of their action for damages against the respondent insurer and insurance broker. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against person and reputation - Sexual assault

Appeal by the accused, AL, from convictions for uttering a threat and offences related to sexual assault. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 10:58 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Removal of children from jurisdiction

Appeal by the father from summary judgment permitting the mother to move with the children from Regina, Sask., to Manitoba. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 10:53 AM

PROCEDURE - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or direction - Defences

Appeal by the accused from conviction for manslaughter. The appellant was charged with second degree murder. The victim was an IV drug user. The appellant confronted the victim about manipulating the appellant’s cell phone. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 4:13 PM

CONFLICT OF JURISDICTIONS - Real or mixed actions

Appeal from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal dismissing the appeal by the Attorney General of Newfoundland and Labrador (“AG NL”) of the dismissal of its motion to strike the claim filed by two Innu First Nations (“Innu”) seeking an injunction and damages against the defendants in relation to an open-pit mine located on lands over which they asserted a right of exclusive use and occupation. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 8:21 AM

THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT - Extrinsic evidence - Particular words

Appeal by the union from the dismissal of its judicial review application of an arbitration award interpreting an addition to a collective agreement. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 8:15 AM

ACTIONS - By insured against insurer - Limitation periods

Appeal by the defendant insurer from a decision dismissing its motion for summary judgment dismissing the respondent’s action as statute barred. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 10:38 AM

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS - Recognition of judgment of foreign state or territory

Appeal by HMB Holdings from an order refusing to register its B.C. judgment against Antigua granted in the appellant’s B.C. action to enforce a Privy Council judgment ordering Antigua to compensate HMB for an expropriation of HMB’s property. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS - Membership - Liability in contract

Appeal by the plaintiffs from summary judgment dismissing their action alleging that they were expelled from the congregation of the respondent church in violation of their rights. ... [read more]