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15 Jun

Late document disclosure may cause trial delays, adjournments, and dismissals

Tuesday, June 15, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationRules of Civil Procedure, Ontario Evidence Act

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Parties involved in civil litigation are required to produce all relevant documents in their possession, control or power to the opposite side. The Court of Appeal for Ontario has stated that...

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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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9 Mar

Court grapples with fake electronic evidence and Zoom imposter witness

Tuesday, March 9, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationOntario Evidence Act, Rules of Professional Conduct, Zoom, Evidence

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As we discussed in a recent blog, technological advances have resulted in a digital revolution in the justice system, but these same... 

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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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