Ontario Court Of Appeal Summaries (December 10 – 14, 2018)

Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario released this past week. The decisions dealt mainly with procedural issues.

Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order), estates (passing accounts by an attorney under a POA), real property (termination of APS of land and 99 year leases contravening the Planning Act), security for costs, appellate jurisdiction and stay pending appeal in the context of vexatious litigants. We also summarized two provincial offences matters this week, as they relate to workplace safety and environmental issues that civil lawyers practicing in those areas will want to be aware of.

Table of Contents

Civil Decisions

Brunning v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 ONCA 1009

Keywords: Class Proceedings, Interlocutory vs. Final Orders, Jurisdiction, Procedural Fairness, Natural Justice, Courts of Justice Act, RSO 1990 c C43, s 6(1)(b), s 19(1)(b), Grand River Enterprises v. Burnham (2005), 10 C.P.C. (6th) 136 (Ont CA)

Bukshtynov v. McMaster University, 2018 ONCA 1006

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Appeals, Security for Costs, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 61.06 (1), Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, 2017 ONCA 827

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Cherrington, 2018 ONCA 1005

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Appeals, Extensions of Time, Default Judgments, Setting Aside, Real Property, Mortgages

Son v. Khan, 2018 ONCA 984

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Vexatious Litigants, Writs of Seizure and Sale, Courts of Justice Act, ss. 134(2) and 140, Attorney General of Ontario v. Reyes, 2017 ONCA 613

Al-Fadhly v. Al-Pachachi, 2018 ONCA 1013

Keywords: Family Law, Unequal Division of Family Property, Unconscionability, Compensatory Support, Striking Pleadings, Evidence, Fresh Evidence, Adverse Inferences, Family Law Rules, Rule 1(8)(e), Ward v. Ward, 2012 ONCA 462

Lacey v. Kakabeka Falls Flying Inc., 2018 ONCA 1007

Keywords: Real Property, Commercial Tenancies, Leases, Part Performance, Civil Procedure, Procedural Fairness, Planning Act, R.S.0.1960, c. 296 s. 26(2) & 26(3)(a), Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13 s. 50(3), Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-2, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 39.02(2), Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, s. 109

Dzelme v. Dzelme, 2018 ONCA 1018

Keywords: Wills and Estates, Powers of Attorney, Passing of Accounts, Standing, Substitute Decisions Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 30, s. 42(4), McAllister Estate v. Hudgin (2008), 42 ETR (3d) 313, Lacroix v Kalman, 2015 ONSC 19

Hosseinzadeh v. Pringle, 2018 ONCA 1020

Keywords: Contracts, Real Property, Agreements of Purchase of Sale of Land, Contractual Interpretation, Standard of Review, Bouskill v. Campea (1976), 12 O.R. (2d) 265 (C.A.), Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp., 2014 SCC 53, [2014] S.C.R. 633, Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co., 2016 SCC 37, [2016] 2 S.C.R. 23

Burke v. Poitras, 2018 ONCA 1025

Keywords: Family Law, Civil Procedure, Orders, Enforcement, Striking Pleadings, Settlement Conferences, Disclosure, Custody and Access, Family Law Rules, O Reg 114/99, s 1(7.1), s 1(8), s 1(8.1), s 17(5), s 17(8)(b.1), Roberts v Roberts, 2015 ONCA 450, Manchanda v Thethi, 2016 ONCA 909, DD v HD, 2015 ONCA 409

Fontaine v. Canada, 2018 ONCA 1023 Keywords: Civil Procedure, Appeals, Jurisdiction, Class Proceedings, Residential School Settlement, Orders, Stay Pending Appeal, Functus Officio, Procedural Fairness, A.(L.L.) v. B.(A.), [1995] 4 SCR 536, Doucet-Boudreau v. Nova Scotia (Minister of Education), 2003 SCC 6

Short Civil Decisions

1583881 Ontario Limited v. Genesis Express and Logistics Inc, 2018 ONCA 994

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Representation by Lawyer, Security for Costs, Small Claims Court, Divisional Court, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 15, 56.01(1)(d) and 61.06

Braga v. Huang, 2018 ONCA 1000

Keywords: Torts, Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Civil Procedure, Persons under Disability, Litigation Guardians, Public Guardian and Trustee, Appeals, Extension of Time, Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 1.03(1), Substitute Decisions Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 30, s. 6, Braga v. Huang, 2016 ONSC 6306, Braga v. Huang, 2017 ONSC 3826 Braga v. Huang, 2017 ONCA 268, Denison Mines Ltd. v...

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