Category Archives: Conflict of Laws

Issues of jurisdiction, forum conveniens, choice of law rules.

Summary Judgment Granted on Basis of Conflicting Opinions on Quebec Law

Usually, the law of a “foreign” jurisdiction (which, in this context, includes that of the other Canadian provinces) has to be proved at an Ontario trial through expert testimony. If the foreign law is not proved, the general rule is that … Continue reading

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Quebec Slip and Fall Claim Permitted to Proceed in Ontario

Mr. Justice Paul Perell, a recent appointee to the Ontario Superior Court, has ruled that an Ontario resident who fell and injured herself at her brother’s Quebec home, can nevertheless pursue a claim for damages in an Ontario court. In … Continue reading

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