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Amendments to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Two recent changes amended Regulation 194 of R.R.O. 1990 (Rules of Civil Procedure), both of which took effect July 1, 2024. Motions for leave in Superior and Divisional Court and new cost provisions Ontario Regulation 176/24: Rules of Civil Procedure changes are summarized as follows1: provide that a motion for leave to commence a claim… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

UPDATE: Administrative dismissals of SCJ civil, family and Small Claims Court matters resume May 13


Please note that administrative dismissals resume on May 13, 2024, for Superior Court civil, Small Claims Court, Divisional Court, and family matters. The contents of this notice only address Superior Court civil actions. Which Superior Court civil actions will be dismissed? Unless appropriate steps are taken, Superior Court civil actions are subject to be administratively… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Vacant Home Tax: Is your client buying or selling?

Several regions in Ontario have introduced or are contemplating the introduction of a vacant home/unit tax (VHT). The failure to file a declaration of occupancy status (“VHT declaration”) has led to complications for both sellers and buyers. If homeowners fail to submit the VHT declaration by the stipulated deadline, the property is presumed vacant. This… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Central East Region: May and November Trial Sittings

As per the Notice to the Profession, dated February 20, 2024, the May and November 2024 civil trial sittings have been eliminated. The sittings in 2025 will also be eliminated. In their place, Central East region will run a Civil Blitz starting September 9, 2024, which will run for 5 weeks. Another Civil Blitz will… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Administrative dismissals will resume May 13, 2024

Today, February 28, 2024, the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario has informed the public and the profession that administrative dismissals of Superior Court civil actions that have not been set down for trial within 5 years, or have been struck off a trial list and have not been restored within 2 years of… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

CRA’s new trust reporting requirements

[Updated March 28, 2024] This year’s tax filing season may be looking different for some people and corporate entities due to new trust reporting rules. These changes, while presenting challenges, also offer legal professionals an opportunity to educate their clients. Overview Previously, trusts were only required to file a T3 Trust Income Tax and Information… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Family Law, Corporate Law

Land Acknowledgement

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