A stay of proceedings may be granted pending disposition of an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court from a decision that Ontario has jurisdiction over an action against the applicant where refusal of a stay could force the applicant to attorn to Ontario’s jurisdiction and thereby prejudice the leave application. M.J. Jones Inc. v. Kingsway General Insurance Co.,  O.J. No. 3286 (C.A.).
Although a party may be considered a stakeholder under a legislative scheme, a minister of the Crown will not owe a private law duty of care to that party where the nature of the scheme requires the minister to consider and balance the interests of many stakeholders in determining the reach of the legislation. Granite Power Corp. v. Ontario,  O.J. No. 3257 (C.A.).
The historical reluctance of trial courts to grant leave to a person who is not a lawyer to represent corporation in an action has little merit in the case of a small, one-person company. Lamond v. Smith,  O.J. No. 3255. (S.C.J.).
Even in the absence of satisfaction of the conditions for obtaining rectification of a written agreement where one party has made a unilateral mistake, a court may limit the other party’s recovery under the contract where that party was partly at fault for the ambiguous contract in question. Dexter Construction Co. v. Nova Scotia (Attorney General),  N.S.J. No. 310 (S.C.).
Under the de jure control test, a corporation cannot be said to be controlled by another corporation that holds only a minority of its shares merely because the individual shareholders of the first corporation are also directors and officers of the second. Regulvar Canada Inc. v. Ontario,  O.J. No. 3299 (C.A.).
A provision in a liability insurance policy that excludes coverage for liability that arises from the insured’s membership in a partnership if the partnership is not a named insured may be given effect as it is a reasonable commercial purpose for an insurer not to bound to defend claims involving a partnership of which it was not aware. Kingsway General Insurance Co. v. Lougheed Enterprises Ltd.,  B.C.J. No. 1606 (C.A.).
It's not often that our little blog intersects with such titanic struggles as the U.S. presidential race – and by using the term "titanic" I certainly don't mean to suggest that anything disastrous is in the future.
J.J. v. C.C., is an interesting case in which the court held that an automotive garage owes a duty to minor children to secure the vehicles on the premises by locking the cars and safely storing the car keys...
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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