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CBA Civil Litigation Section

CBA Civil Litigation Section articles are published under the banner Civil Writes. Members interested in posting articles are encouraged to send them to the Section’s Communications Officer.

Communications Officer: Connie L. Mah

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Case summary: Appeal dismissed in case where woman attempted to sue herself

  • August 23, 2017
  • John Polyzogopoulos

The appellant appeals a summary judgment dismissing her claim against herself for statutory vicarious liability as the owner of the vehicle involved in an accident in which she suffered a personal injury. The appellant’s claim is based on the deemed statutory liability imposed by the Highway Traffic Act on the owner of the vehicle.

Civil Litigation

Case summary: Appellant breached contract, respondents owed restitution

  • August 23, 2017
  • John Polyzogopoulos

In 2006, the respondents sought to purchase from the appellant (a) the appellant’s shares in 1702620 Ontario Inc., (b) the Petting Zoo vacant land, and (c) the Lot 511 vacant land. The Share Purchase Agreement included the terms by which the appellant was to sell the Petting Zoo and Lot 511 to the respondents.

Civil Litigation

Case Summary: Court has jurisdiction to designate OPP to provide assistance in custody case

  • August 23, 2017
  • John Polyzogopoulos

The order that is the subject of these appeals arose out of a high-conflict custody dispute between a father and mother. The motion judge found that the police force that would ordinarily be called upon to enforce the order, the Waterloo Regional Police Service, had an inherent conflict of interest and therefore was not able to assist because the father was a member of the WRPS.

Civil Litigation

Case Summary: Judge erred in refusing to grant relief in harassment case

  • August 23, 2017
  • John Polyzogopoulos,

The Town of Rainy River and its mayor, Deborah Ewald, brought an application to stop the respondent, Paul Olsen, from continuing to harass and defame the mayor, members of Town council, and staff. The application was brought under R. 14.05(3)(h) of the Rules of Civil Procedure.

Civil Litigation