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Ontario limitation periods and procedural time periods resume September 14, 2020

By an Emergency Order dated March 20, the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16 due to the COVID-19 emergency. The Emergency Order will be revoked on September 14, 2020. While the government has already lifted the suspension for some types of matters (Construction… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

Superior Court of Justice June 25th Notice to the Profession, Litigants, Accused, Media and Members of the Public

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On June 25th Chief Justice Morawetz issued a further Notice to the Profession regarding the phased reopening of courtrooms. The Superior Court of Justice continues to hear matters virtually, as set out in the May 13, 2020 Consolidated Notice to the Profession. In addition, the June 25th Notice advises that 56 courtrooms are expected to… Read More »

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Ontario Suspension of Limitation Periods and Procedural Deadlines Extended to September 11, 2020

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On March 20, 2020, the provincial government, through the Lieutenant Governor in Council, made O. Reg. 73/20 under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. On June 5th, the provincial government made a further order continuing… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

Consolidated Notice to the Profession Regarding the Operations of the Superior Court of Justice, Effective May 19, 2020

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On May 13th, Chief Justice Morawetz issued a Consolidated Notice to the Profession regarding the operations of the Superior Court of Justice, expanding Court operations. The Consolidated Notice is effective May 19, 2020. The Consolidated Notice consolidates previous Court Notices, supersedes notices issued between March 15, 2020 to May 5, 2020, except for the May… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law

Civil Matters the Superior Court of Justice Will Hear Effective April 6, 2020

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On April 2, 2020, Chief Justice Morawetz issued an updated Notice regarding the operations of the Superior Court of Justice. On March 17th, due to COVID-19 the Court had suspended its operations except for the hearing of “urgent” matters. Starting on April 6th, matters in addition to “urgent” matters will begin to be heard in… Read More »

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Managing Litigation Matters During COVID-19

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In this unprecedented time of change, you and your clients may be experiencing significant disruptions to normal business. As individuals and businesses adopt physical distancing and certain courts and tribunals have suspended all or certain operations, it is important to discuss the fluid situation with clients and develop strategies to adapt where possible. At the… Read More »

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