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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