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1 Feb
22 Jan

Lawyers Should be Prepared at Case Conferences (Think Research Corp. v. N & M Medical Enterprises)

Monday, January 22, 2024Stephen A. ThieleLitigationCivil Procedure, Powers, Judges and Courts, Case Conferences

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The backlog of cases in Ontario’s civil justice system has, for some time, raised alarms about the health of this important democratic institution and...

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9 Jan
21 Nov

Challenge to validity of Mayor Chow’s election dismissed (Clarke v. Toronto (City))

Tuesday, November 21, 2023Stephen A. ThieleLitigationCivil Procedure, Frivolous or vexatious proceedings, Dismissal and Political law, Elections, Validity

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Not every election is necessarily final after the ballots are counted on election night. Sometimes, the margin of victory is extremely close and...

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23 Jun

Ontario action against national law firm stayed in favour of Alberta

Friday, June 23, 2023Stephen A. Thiele, Gavin J. Tighe, K.C., Allison FarleyLitigationCivil Procedure, Stay of Proceedings, Forum Selection Clause, Forum Non Conveniens

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A plaintiff has the right to commence a proceeding in a jurisdiction of their choosing. However, this right is not absolute. Where the issues in the proceeding are...

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1 Jun

Another negligence claim against lawyer dismissed for being a collateral attack

Thursday, June 1, 2023Stephen A. Thiele, Gavin J. Tighe, K.C., Kevin MooibroekLitigationCivil Procedure, Dismissal of Action, Collateral Attack

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Unless a decision is overturned on an appeal, the issues decided therein have been finally determined. In general, a party impacted by a final decision... 

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10 Feb

"Sugar Daddy's" $226 million action against "Sugar Baby" dismissed

Friday, February 10, 2023Stephen A. ThieleLitigationSummary Judgment, Civil Procedure, Limitation Periods

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Technology has expanded the ability of people to meet others who they otherwise may have never met in a purely paper-based world. Indeed, entrepreneurs have...

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24 Aug

Lack of standing prevents challenge to COVID-19 restrictions

Tuesday, August 24, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationCOVID-19, Civil Procedure, Charter, Charter Challenge

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to various court challenges in connection with some of the restrictive measures imposed by federal, provincial and...

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27 Feb

The judicial rant heard around the legal profession: a legal research lesson

Saturday, February 27, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationCivil Procedure, Legal Research , Transfer Motion, Rules of Civil Procedure

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As we approach the one year anniversary of Ontario’s declaration of a state of emergency because of Covid-19 pandemic, the stresses and strains caused by the lockdown can be seen and...

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8 Jan

Freelance Consultants Not Bound by Non-Competition Agreement

Friday, January 8, 2021James R.G. CookLitigation, Employment LawCivil Procedure, Trial Procedure, Non-Compete, Contract Law

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Freelance consultants may often be faced with a decision to enter into contracts which purport to limit their ability to seek out what might be construed as...

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