Court Of Appeal Summaries (August 30 ' September 3, 2021)

Published date07 September 2021
Subject MatterFinance and Banking, Corporate/Commercial Law, Insurance, Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration, Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment, Charges, Mortgages, Indemnities, Corporate and Company Law, Insurance Laws and Products, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Trials & Appeals & Compensation, Securities, Gaming
Law FirmBlaney McMurtry LLP
AuthorMr John Polyzogopoulos

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Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of August 30.

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Heliotrope Investment Corporation v. 1324789 Ontario Inc., 2021 ONCA 589 dealt with summary judgment on defaulted mortgages and the test for when judgment will be stayed pending the determination of a counterclaim under Rule 20.08 of the Rules of Civil Procedure.

In Ontario First Nations (2008) Limited Partnership v. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, 2021 ONCA 592, the Court upheld an arbitration panel's finding that the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation had breached a revenue sharing agreement with the Ontario First Nations (2008) Limited Partnership. The Court confirmed once again that questions of contractual interpretation generally attract a deferential standard of review absent an extricable error of law. The Court determined that Ontario and OLG had breached express contractual terms of the revenue sharing agreement and upheld the judgment against them.

MDS Inc. v. Factory Mutual Incurance Co. is an insurance coverage case in which the Court overturned an over $56 million judgment, finding there was no insurance coverage for the plaintiff's lost profit claim relating to the shutdown of the Chaulk River nuclear reactor in 2009.

Wishing everyone an enjoyable weekend.

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Civil Decisions

1758704 Ontario Inc. v. Priest , 2021 ONCA 588

Keywords: Breach of Contract, Debtor-Creditor, Asset Purchase Agreements, Promissory Notes, Security Agreements, Enforcement, Notice of Intention to Enforce Security, Doctrine of Merger, Torts, Conversion, Intentional Interference with Economic Relations, Damages, Civil Procedure, Civil Procedure, Judgments, Enforcement, Writs of Seizure and Sale, Personal Property Security Act R.S.O. 1990, C. P. 10, ss. 62, 63 and 67, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 60.07(18), Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71, C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45, Lloyds Bank Canada v. Transfirst Inc., 71 O.R. (2d) 481 (Ont. H.C.), AJM Leasing v. Brown (2002), 6 P.P.S.A.C. (3d) 58 (Ont. S.C.), R.E. Lister Ltd. v. Dunlop Canada Ltd., [1982] 1 S.C.R. 726, Massey v. Sladen (1868), L.R. 4 Ex. 13 at 19, 38 L.J., Royal Bank of Canada v. W. Got & Associates Electric Ltd., [1999] 3 S.C.R. 408, Kavcar Investments Ltd. v. Aetna Financial Services Ltd. (1989), 70 O.R. (2d) 225 (C.A.), Waldron v. Royal Bank (1991), 53 B.C.L.R. (2d) 294 (B.C.C.A.), Owners, Strata Plan LMS 3905 v. Crystal Square Parking Corp., 2020 SCC 29, Parry Sound (District) Social Services Administration Board v. O.P.S.E.U., Local 324, 2003 SCC 42, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. of Canada Ltd. v. T. Eaton Co. Ltd., [1956] S.C.R. 610, Jacob S. Ziegel, David L. Denomme & Anthony Duggan, The Ontario Personal Property Security Act - Commentary and Analysis, 3rd ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2020)

Heliotrope Investment Corporation v. 1324789 Ontario Inc. , 2021 ONCA 589

Keywords: Contracts, Real Property, Mortgages, Enforcement, Civil Procedure, Summary Judgment, Stay of Judgment, Statute of Frauds, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.19, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 20.08, Canadian Western Trust Company v. 1324789 Ontario Inc., 2019 ONSC 4789, SK Properties & Development Inc. v. The Equitable Trust Co, [2003] O.J. No. 2234 (S.C.), St. Amand v. Tisi, 2018 ONCA 106, Baywood Homes Partnership v. Haditaghi, 2014 ONCA 450, Service Mold + Aerospace Inc. v. Khalaf, 2019 ONCA 369, Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Deloitte & Touche, 2016 ONCA 922, leave to appeal requested but appeal discontinued, [2017] S.C.C.A. No. 58, Butera v. Chown, Cairns LLP, 2017 ONCA 783, 137 O.R. (3d) 561, Heliotrope v. 1324789 Ontario Inc., 2020 ONSC 808, Hinke v. Thermal Energy International Inc., 2012 ONCA 635, Freedom International Brokerage Company v. Anastakis (2006), 21 B.L.R. (4th) 246 (Ont. S.C.), Zucchetti Rubinetteria S.P.A. v. Natphil Inc., 2011 ONSC 2275, Hurwitz v. Baz, [1955] O.J. No. 352 (C.A.), General Printers Ltd. v. Algonquin Publishing Co., [1970] O.J. No. 1534 (C.A.), Univar Canada Ltd. v. Pax-All Manufacturing Inc., 2008 CanLII 44741 (Ont. S.C.),Telford v. Holt [(1987), 41 D.L.R. (4th) 385, Algoma Steel Inc. v. Union Gas Ltd., [2003] O.J. No. 71 (C.A.), 1324789 Ontario Inc. v. Marshall, 2019 ONSC 517, Heliotrope v. 1324789 Ontario Inc., 2020 ONSC 808, Canadian Western Trust Company v. 1324789 Ontario Inc., 2019 ONSC 5948, 1324789 Ontario Inc. v. Marshall et al., 2020 ONSC 4651, 1324789 Ontario Inc. v. Marshall et al., 2021 ONSC 86

Ontario First Nations (2008) Limited Partnership v. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation , 2021 ONCA 592

Keywords: Contracts, Interpretation, Civil Procedure, Arbitration, Standard of Review, Aboriginal Law, Honour of the Crown, Arbitration Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 55, Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp., 2014 SCC 53, Teal Cedar Products Ltd. v. British Columbia, 2017 SCC 32, Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65, Phillips v. Nova Scotia (Commission of Inquiry into the Westray Mine Tragedy), [1995] 2 S.C.R. 97, Wastech Services Ltd. v. Greater Sewerage and Drainage District, 2021 SCC 7, Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey, 2021 SCC 29, Reardon Smith Line Ltd. v. Hansen-Tangen; Hansen-Tangen v. Sanko Steamship Co., [1976] 3 All E.R. 570 (U.K. H.L.), IFP Technologies (Canada) v. EnCana Midstream and Marketing, 2017 ABCA 157, Kilitzoglou v. Curé, 2018 ONCA 891, Bank of America Canada v. Mutual Trust Co., 2002 SCC 43, Dasham Carriers Inc. v. Gerlach, 2013 ONCA 707, Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council), 2018 SCC 40, Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 SCC 14, R. v. Desautel, 2021 SCC 17, Newfoundland and Labrador (Attorney General) v. Uashaunnuat (Innu of Uashat and of Mani-Utenam), 2020 SCC 4, R. v. Drury, 2020 ONCA 502

MDS Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Company , 2021 ONCA 594

Keywords: Contracts, Insurance, Interpretation, Ambiguity, Coverage, Business Interruption, Standard of Review, Compound interest, Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp, 2014 SCC 53, Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co., 2016 SCC 377, MacDonald v. Chicago Title Insurance Company of Canada, 2015 ONCA 842, Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C. 43, ss 128, 129, Tribute (Springwater) Limited v. Atif, 2021 ONCA 463, Krieser v. Garber, 2020 ONCA 669, Eli Lilly & Co. v. Novopharm Ltd., [1998] 2 S.C.R. 129, Dumbrell v. The Regional Group of Companies Inc., 2007 ONCA 59, Sabean v. Portage La Prairie Mutual Insurance Co., 2017 SCC 7, Progressive Homes Ltd v. Lombard General Insurance Co. of Canada, 2010 SCC 33, Dunn v. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, 2009 ONCA 538, Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada v. Guardian Insurance Co. of Canada, 2006 SCC 21, Investors Compensation Scheme Ltd. v. West Bromwich Building Society, [1998] 1 All E.R. 98, Co-operators Life Insurance Co. v. Gibbens, 2009 SCC 59, Hi-Tech Group Inc. v. Sears Canada Inc. (2001), 52 O.R. (3d) 97 (C.A.), Consolidated-Bathurst v. Mutual Boiler, [1980] 1 S.C.R. 888, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 579 v. Bradco Construction Ltd., [1993] 2 S.C.R. 316, Canadian Premier Holdings Ltd. v. Winterthur Canada Financial Corp. (2000), 132 O.A.C. 172, SimEx Inc. v. IMAX Corp. (2005), 206 O.A.C. 3, Cornish v. Accident Insurance Co. (1889), 23 Q.B. 453 (C.A.), Canadian Oxford Dictionary, PLC Constructors Canada Inc. v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, 2014 ONSC 7480, 123 O.R. (3d) 549, Zurich Insurance Co. v. 686234 Ontario Ltd. (2002), 62 O.R. (3d) 447 (C.A.), Edmonton (City) v. Protection Mutual Insurance Co. (1997), 197 A.R. 81 (Q.B.), Partners Investment Ltd. v. Etobicoke (City) (1981), 124 D.L.R. (3d) 125 (Ont. H.C.), Bettigole v. American Employers Ins. Co., 30 Mass. App. Ct. 272, 567 N.E. 2d 1259 (App. Ct. 1991), Gilbane Bldg. Co. v. Altman Co., 2005 Ohio 984 (App. Ct.), Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. v. Zurich American Ins. Co., 255 F. Supp. 3d 443 (S.D.N.Y. Dist. Ct. 2015), Canadian National Railway Co. v. Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Co. of Canada, 2008 SCC 66, British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. v. Gaunt, [1921] 2 A.C. 41 (H.L.), Jessy's Pizza (Bedford) v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, 2008 NSSM 38, MRI Healthcare Center of Glendale, Inc. v. State Farm General Ins. Co., 187 Cal. App. 4th 766, 115 Cal. 3d 27 (App. Ct. 2010), Western Fire Ins. Co. v. First Presbyterian Church, 165 Colo. 34, 437 P (2d) 52 (Super. Ct. 1968), Perry et al. v. General Security Insurance Co. of Canada et al. (1984), 11 D.L.R. (4th) 516 (Ont. C.A.), Monk v. Farmers and Muskoka Ins., 2017 ONSC 3690, 70 C.C.L.I. (5th) 94, Sterling Crane v. Penner Brothers Utilities Ltd., 12 C.C.L.I. 97 (B.C.S.C.), International Radiography & Inspection Services (1976) Ltd. v. General Accident Assurance Co. of Canada (1996), 193 A.R. 1 (C.A.), ARG Construction Corp v. Allstate Insurance Co. of Canada (2004), 73 O.R. (3d) 211 (S.C.), Canadian Equipment Sales & Service Co. Ltd. v. Continental Insurance Co. (1975), 59 D.L.R. (3d) 333 (Ont. C.A.), Fridel Limited v. Intact Insurance Co., 2018 ONSC 5923, Hamel Construction Inc. v. Lombard Canada Ltd., 2004 NSSC 42, Simcoe & Erie General Insurance Co. v. Royal Insurance Co. of Canada (1982), 36 A.R. 553 (Q.B.), Hamilton Die Cast, Inc. v. United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., 508 F. (2d) 417 (7th Cir. Ct. App. 1975), Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd. v. CGU Insurance Plc., [2004] E.W.C.A. Civ. 23, [2005] 2 All E.R. 283, Enbridge Gas v. Michael Marinaccio et al., 2011 ONSC 4962, Brock v. Cole (1983), 142 D.L.R. (3d) 461 (Ont. C.A.), St. Jean v. Cheung, 2009 ONCA 9, Hunt v. TD Securities, 66 O.R. (3d) 481 (C.A.)

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