The repudiation of a commercial lease by an insolvent assignee under s. 65.2 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act does not of itself release the original tenant from liability under the lease. Crystalline Investments Ltd. v. Domgroup Ltd.,  S.C.J. No. 3 (S.C.C.).
Although no post-maturity interest rate may be specified in a promissory note, the five percent interest rate stipulated in the Interest Act does not displace the prejudgment interest provisions of the Ontario Courts of Justice Act. Pizzey Estate v. Crestwood Lake Ltd.,  O.J. No. 246 (C.A.).
As the Court of Appeal is removed from the day-to-day operation of the trial courts, trial judges should be accorded deference in the maintenance of an efficient and just system of civil trials. Khimji v. Dhanani,  O.J. No. 320 (C.A.).
A plaintiff currently resident in Ontario may be entitled to maintain a defamation action in Ontario against a foreign newspaper although the plaintiff did not reside there at the time of publication where, among other things, it was reasonably foreseeable that the views expressed would follow the plaintiff where he or she resided, the newspaper would likely be insured for damages for defamation anywhere in the world and there was a clear juridical advantage to the plaintiff in proceeding in Ontario. Bangoura v. Washington Post,  O.J. NO. 284 (S.C.J.).
A court may apply notional severance to reduce an interest rate in a contract to the maximum permitted by s. 347 of the Criminal Code after considering whether the policy underlying s. 347 would be subverted by merely severing the offending provision, whether the parties had entered into the agreement for an illegal purpose or with an illegal intention, the relative bargaining position of the parties and their conduct in reaching the agreement, and the potential for the debtor to enjoy an unjustified windfall. Transport North American Express Inc. v. New Solutions Financial Corp.,  S.C.J. No. 9 (S.C.C.).
An investor may be found contributorily negligent in an action against an investment advisor to recover losses suffered in course of trading securities where the investor understood the risk, made all trading decisions and failed to take reasonable steps to protect his or her financial situation. Refco Futures (Canada) - Refco v. SYB Holdings Corp.,  B.C.J. No. 32 (C.A.).
In Irwin v. Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, 2015 ABCA 396, the Alberta Court of Appeal found that the "ABVMA" failed to afford procedural fairness to a veterinarian undergoing an incapacity assessment.
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