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2015 Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada Case Summaries [uncategorized]


------------------------- released 22 December 2015

Insurance - Duty to Defend
------------------------- released 18 December 2015

Estoppel - Proprietary

Real Estate - Prescriptive Easements
------------------------- released 18 December 2015

Fraud - Criminal - Elements
------------------------- released 14 December 2015

Parties - Naming - Misnomer
------------------------- released 17 December 2015

Evidence - Discovery - Use of at Trial
------------------------- released 14 December 2015

Evidence - Expert - Hearsay Content
------------------------- released 09 December 2015

Orders - Final versus Interlocutory

Contempt - Effect of Bankruptcy
------------------------- released 07 December 2015

Causation - Significant Contributing Cause
------------------------- released 07 December 2015

Estoppel - Issue Estoppel

Estoppel - Same Parties
------------------------- released 04 December 2015

Limitations - Generally

Limitations - Nunc Pro Tunc

Limitations - Special Circumstances
------------------------- released 07 December 2015

Torts - Recklessness
------------------------- released 03 December 2015

Insurance - Interpretation of Policy
------------------------- released 02 December 2015

Mootness

Evidence - Relevance
------------------------- released 02 December 2015

Torts - Intimidation

Torts - Intentional Infliction of Mental Suffering
------------------------- released 30 November 2015

Set-Off - Equitable
------------------------- released 06 November 2015

Evidence - Prior Consistent Statements
------------------------- released 27 November 2015

Torts - Statutory Tort - General
------------------------- released 24 November 2015

Torts - Negligence - Causation
------------------------- released 19 November 2015

Civil Procedure - Orders - Taking Out Orders
------------------------- released 17 November 2015

Contempt - Appeal of Dismissal of Contempt Motion
------------------------- released 17 November 2015

Courts - Jurisdiction - Forum Non Conveniens
------------------------- released 16 November 2015

Insurance - Subrogation - Counsel
------------------------- released 16 November 2015

Limitations - Discoverability
------------------------- released 06 November 2015

Insurance - Subrogation - Not Against Own Insured
------------------------- released 05 November 2015

Evidence - Similar Fact
------------------------- released 27 October 2015

Set-Off - Equitable

Set-Off - Legal
------------------------- released 28 October 2015

Audi Alteram Partem

Mootness
------------------------- released 26 October 2015

Civil Procedure - Dismissal for Delay
------------------------- released 27 October 2015

Civil Procedure - Jury Trial - Closing Address
------------------------- released 22 October 2015

Landlord and Tenant - Liability - One Party's Covenant to Insure

Contract - Liability - One Party's Covenant to Insure

Insurance - Contractual Duty to Insure
------------------------- released 22 October 2015

Insurance - Duty to Defend

Insurance - Fortuity Principle

Torts - Malicious Prosecution
------------------------- released 20 October 2015

Judicial Review - Habeas Corpus
------------------------- released 19 October 2015

Limitations - Running from date of Statutory Notice
------------------------- released 07 October 2015

Civil Procedure - Juries
------------------------- released 18 September 2015

Torts - Defamation

Torts - Champerty and Maintenance

Torts - Malicious Prosecution<>

Torts - Intentional Interference with Economic Relations
------------------------- released 21 September 2015

Relief from Forfeiture - Limitation Period
------------------------- released 04 September 2015

Civil Procedure - Summary Judgment - Timing
------------------------- released 01 September 2015

Appeals - Jury Finding - Set Aside
------------------------- released 31 August 2015

Evidence - Judicial Notice
------------------------- released 26 August 2015

Agency

Contract - Privity
------------------------- released 19 August 2015

Contracts - Repudiation

Contracts - Anticipatory Breach
------------------------- released 19 August 2015

Evidence - Relevance

Evidence - Admissibility - Prejudice
------------------------- released 04 August 2015

Civil Procedure - Contempt
------------------------- released 31 July 2015

Charter - Administrative versus Penal Sanctions

Administrative Law - Penal Sanctions
------------------------- released 29 July 2015

Civil Procedure - Summary Judgment - Third Party Claims
------------------------- released 29 July 2015

Appeals - New Issues
------------------------- released 24 July 2015

Bias
------------------------- released 22 July 2015

Debt - Assignment

Assignment - Legal v Equitable
------------------------- released 22 July 2015

Tort - Vicarious Liability
------------------------- released 21 July 2015

Contempt - Civil
------------------------- released 09 July 2015

Judicial Review - Prerogative Writs
------------------------- released 08 July 2015

Contracts - Interpretation - Business Efficacy - Implying Terms
------------------------- released 08 July 2015

Tort - Defamation - Fair Comment

Tort - Defamation - Remedies - Injunction
------------------------- released 07 July 2015

Civil Procedure - Adjournments
------------------------- released 24 June 2015

Easement - Prescriptive

Real Estate - Prescriptive Easement
------------------------- released 24 June 2015

Bankruptcy - Exceptions to Discharge
------------------------- released 19 June 2015

Torts - Conspiracy

Damages - Loss of Chance
------------------------- released 11 June 2015

Abuse of Process - Failure to Raise Issue at First Oppourtunity
------------------------- released 11 June 2015

Insurance - Duty to Defend
------------------------- released 08 June 2015

Appeals - Final versus Interlocutory Orders
------------------------- released 08 June 2015

Statutory Interpretation - Retrospectivity
------------------------- released 04 June 2015

Evidence - Failure to Adduce - Adverse Inference

Torts - Negligence - Elements
------------------------- released 04 June 2015

Criminal Law - Mens Rea
------------------------- released 28 May 2015

Equity - Gifts
------------------------- released 28 May 2015

Evidence - Settlement Privilege - Public Interest Exception
------------------------- released 27 May 2015

Real Estate - Agreement of Purchase and Sale - Constructive Trust
------------------------- released 27 May 2015

Evidence - Demeanour Evidence
------------------------- released 19 May 2015

Civil Procedure - Summary Judgment
------------------------- released 14 May 2015

Judges - Bias
------------------------- released 05 May 2015

Equity - Unjust Enrichment
------------------------- released 01 May 2015

Torts - Charter

Charter Damages
------------------------- released 30 April 2015

Torts - Conspiracy

Torts - Intimidation
------------------------- released 30 April 2015

Evidence - Expert Opinion
------------------------- released 27 April 2015

Torts - Damages - Subrogated OHIP Claim
------------------------- released 24 April 2015

Evidence - Witnesses - Competency

Evidence - Witnesses - Compellability

Evidence - Privilege

Evidence - Spousal Incompetence Rule - Common Law Relationships
------------------------- released 20 April 2015

Judicial Review - Standard of Review

Appeals - Standard of Review
------------------------- released 22 April 2015

Contracts - Substantive Law - Jurisdiction
------------------------- released 23 April 2015

Contracts - Entire Agreement Clause

Contracts - Interpretation - Post-Commencement Behaviour
------------------------- released 21 April 2015

Damages - Penalty Clauses

Damages - Liquidated Damages
------------------------- released 16 April 2015

Civil Procedure - Contempt
------------------------- released 13 April 2015

Evidence - Identification
------------------------- released 10 April 2015

Evidence - Rule in Browne v Dunne (Impeachment)
------------------------- released 09 April 2015

Fiduciary Duty - Ad Hoc
------------------------- released 09 April 2015

Real Property - Adverse Possession

Real Property - Easement by Necessity
------------------------- released 16 March 2015

Civil Procedure - Dismissal for Delay - Setting Aside
------------------------- released 30 March 2015

Torts - Battery
------------------------- released 28 March 2015

Evidence - Expert Opinion
------------------------- released 26 March 2015

Civil Procedure - Default - Setting Aside
------------------------- released 13 March 2015

Evidence - Documentary - Trial Practice for Admission

Evidence - Documentary - Medical Reports are not Business Records
------------------------- released 12 March 2015

Civil Procedure - Striking Pleadings - No Reasonable Cause of Action or Defence

Tort - Defamation

Tort - Intentional Interference with Economic Relations
------------------------- released 12 March 2015

Contracts - Illegality - Severance
------------------------- released 26 February 2015

Civil Procedure - Dismissal for Delay
------------------------- released 24 February 2015

Civil Procedure - Time - Extension
------------------------- released 20 February 2015

Estoppel - Issue Estoppel

Damages - Legal Costs in Prior Proceedings as Damages

Privilege - Absolute Privilege

Privilege - Litigation Privilege
------------------------- released 18 February 2015

Civil Procedure - Juries - Striking Jury Notice

Torts - Negligence - Volenti Defence
------------------------- released 18 February 2015

Torts - Privacy
------------------------- released 17 February 2015

Civil Procedure - Discovery - Documentary - Privilege
------------------------- released 13 February 2015

Torts - Nuisance
------------------------- released 06 February 2015

Injunctions - Real Property
------------------------- released 02 February 2015

Insurance - Subrogation - Duty of Counsel
------------------------- released 12 December 2014

Privacy - PIPEDA

Judgments - Stare Decisis - Per Incuriam Exception
------------------------- released 30 January 2015

Evidence - Privilege
------------------------- released 29 January 2015

Civil Procedure - Striking Defence
------------------------- released 29 January 2015

Evidence - Experts

Evidence - Hearsay - Res Gestae Exception
------------------------- released 19 January 2015

Contracts - Interjurisdictional - Where Made
------------------------- released 23 January 2015

Juries - Confidentiality of Proceedings
------------------------- released 23 January 2015

Contracts - Interpretation - Entire Agreement Clause
------------------------- released 08 January 2015

Evidence - Expert Opinion
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