Monthly Archives: October 2015

New “duty to defend” decision good news for additional insureds

Justice Carole J. Brown’s decision in Dufferin Construction v The Dominion of Canada, 2015 ONSC 6311 (CanLII) deals with a situation very commonly seen in additional insured/duty to defend cases: the insurer denies coverage to the additional insured, relying on a … Continue reading

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More costs confusion

I’ve come across a couple of decisions recently that make it even more challenging for an “Elgin Street hack” (to paraphrase John Mortimer) to figure out the law of costs. My attention was drawn to the first one by Debra … Continue reading

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Master MacLeod ruminates about proper practice in cross-examinations

Master Calum MacLeod released a decision recently that has some useful practice tips about cross-examinations on affidavits. The case is Dumais v Hobbs, 2015 ONSC 5643 (CanLII). Without getting into detail about the facts, there was an action and an application … Continue reading

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