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28 May

Letters of Request enforced in connection with U.S commercial litigation

Friday, May 28, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationLetters of Request, Rules of Civil Procedure, Ontario Evidence Act

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Recent decisions involving the enforcement of letters of request issued by U.S. courts reflect the continued openness of Ontario courts to...

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22 Feb

Letters of Request denied for access to confidential business information

Monday, February 22, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationLetters of Request, Referral Agreement, Ontario Court of Appeal

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The process by which a foreign court seeks the assistance of an Ontario court to gather evidence for use in local proceedings, as discussed...

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4 Jan

Recent Treatment of Letters of Request from U.S. Courts by the Ontario Court of Appeal

Monday, January 4, 2021Stephen A. Thiele, James R.G. CookLitigationLetters of Request, Ontario Evidence Act, Ontario Court of Appeal

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As a result of the highly integrated economies and efficient cross-border movement between Canada and the United States (at least prior to the 2020 pandemic), the courts in each country frequently seek each other’s...

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