Defence Counsel’s Opening Address Leads to Discharge of Jury

In Morrison et al. v. Greig et al., Mr. Justice Bruce Glass of the Ontario Superior Court discharged the jury following the opening address of counsel for the defendant. In this trial of two personal injury actions, arising out a motor vehicle accident, Glass J. found that the address by counsel for the defendant contained errors of law, personal opinions of counsel and argument, all of which was held to be improper. The trial continued before Justice Glass alone.

A transcript of the offending address is attached to the reasons of Glass J.

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