Ontario Court Of Appeal Summaries (August 19 - 23, 2019)

There was only one substantive civil decision this week, McKay v Park, which deals with liability and insurance coverage in an MVA where the passenger unexpectedly took control of the steering wheel from the driver.

Table of Contents

Civil Decisions

McKay v Park , 2019 ONCA 659

Keywords:Torts, Negligence, MVA, Insurance, Automobile Insurance, Liability of Owner, Vicarious Liability, Civil Procedure, Summary Judgment, Determination of Question of Law, Costs, Insurance Act s. 192, Highway Traffic Act s. 192(2), Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 20 and 21.01(1)(a)

Short Civil Decisions

2256157 Ontario Ltd. v. Fazl ,2019 ONCA 653

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Orders, Varying or Setting Aside, Accident or Mistake

Paulin v. Pinder ,2019 ONCA 653

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Appeals, Jurisdiction, Final or Interlocutory, Hendrickson v Kallio, [1932] OR 675 (CA), The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. v Moyse, 2015 ONCA 784

Third Eye Capital Corporation v. Ressources Dianor Inc./Dianor Resources Inc., 2019 ONCA 667 (costs)

Keywords: Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Receiverships, Vesting Orders, Civil Procedure, Appeals, Costs

Criminal Decisions

R. v Gracie ,2019 ONCA 658 (Publication Ban)

Keywords:Criminal Law, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Dangerous Offenders, Gladue Report, Criminal Code, s 163.1, s 759(3)(b), s 753(4.1), R. v Boutilier, 2017 SCC 64, R. v Gladue, [1999] 1 SCR 688, R. v Johnson, 2003 SCC 46, R. v Sipos, 2014 SCC 47, Ewert v Canada , 2018 SCC 30

R. v Farouk ,2019 ONCA 662 (publication ban)

Keywords:Criminal Law, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Threatening Bodily Harm, Breach of Recognizance, Jury Charge, Evidence, Admissibility, Propensity Evidence, Canadian Evidence Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-5, s. 31.1, R. v Hart, 2014 SCC 52, R. v Chase, [1987] 2 SCR 293, R. v Marshall, 2017 ONCA 801, R. v White, 2011 SCC 13, R. v. Araya, 2015 SCC 11

R. v Gallone ,2019 ONCA 663 (publication ban)

Keywords:Criminal Law, Human Trafficking, Jury Charge, Statutory Interpretation, Criminal Code, s. 279.01(1), s. 286.3(1), s. 286.4, Rizzo & Rizzo Shoes Ltd. (Re), [1998] 1 SCR 27, R. v Hutchinson, 2014 SCC 19, R. v Graveline, 2006 SCC 16


McKay v Park, 2019 ONCA 659

[Paciocco, Harvison Young and Zarnett JJ.A.]


The plaintiff brought an action for damages for serious personal injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident against the driver of the other vehicle (the "Respondent"), against the driver's boyfriend ("GH"), who had caused the driver to lose control of her vehicle by grabbing the steering wheel without her consent during an argument, and against her own insurer (the "Appellant") under her policy which provided uninsured and underinsured motorist...

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