List of Often-Cited Cases in Civil Proceedings

This list contains certain cases that are frequently relied on and which are supplied to judges hearing civil cases in the Superior Court of Justice, as directed by the provisions in the Consolidated Provincial Practice Direction that address often-cited cases in civil proceedings.

The cases in question appear on this list under various headings or topics which are not in any way intended to provide legal advice.

Parties in civil proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice no longer need to include authorities on this list in any book of authorities relied on. However, extracts from those authorities which counsel intend to refer to the court shall be included in the factum or book of authorities.

Seizure of Proceeds of Crime

  1. 1140 Aubin Road, Windsor and 3142 Halpin Road, Windsor (In Rem), 2011 ONCA 363
  2. A.G. of Ontario v. $11,900 in Canadian Currency, 2015 ONSC 4583
  3. Chatterjee v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2009 SCC 19
  4. Ontario (Attorney General) v. $1,650 in Canadian Currency (In Rem), [2008] O.J. No. 2076
  5. Ontario (Attorney General) v. $13,900 in Canadian Currency (In Rem), 2015 ONSC 2267
  6. Ontario (Attorney General) v. $10,000 in Canadian Currency (In Rem), 2014 ONSC 944
  7. Ontario (Attorney General) v. $104,877 in U.S. Currency (In Rem), 2014 ONSC 5688
  8. Westerhof v. Gee Estate, 2015 ONCA 206

Summary Judgment

  1. Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7
  2. 2313103 Ontario Inc. et al. v. JM Food Services Ltd. et al., 2015 ONSC 4029 [best foot forward assumption]
  3. Ferreira v. Cardenas, 2014 ONSC 7119 [best foot forward assumption]
  4. Rahimi et al. v. Hatami et al., 2015 ONSC 4266 [best foot forward assumption]
  5. Baywood Homes Partnership v. Haditaghi, 2014 ONCA 450 [assessment of when it is in the interests of justice to proceed summarily]
  6. R. v. N.S., 2012 SCC 72 [value of witness demeanour in assessing credibility]
  7. R. v. Singh, 2014 ONCA 791 [value of witness demeanour in assessing credibility]
  8. Sweda Farms v. Egg Farmers of Ontario, 2014 ONSC 1200 [roadmap to summary judgment analysis]
  9. Butera v. Chown, Cairns LLP, 2017 ONCA 783 [partial summary judgment]
  10. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Deloitte & Touche, 2016 ONCA 922 [partial summary judgment]

Mareva Injunctions

  1. Aetna Financial Services v. Feigelman, [1985] 1 S.C.R. 2
  2. Dai v. Zuo, 2015 ONSC 3008
  3. Mareva Compania Naviera SA v. International Bulkcarriers SA The Mareva, [1980] 1 All ER 213 (CA)
  4. Sibley & Associates LP v. Ross et al., 2011 ONSC 2951

Self-represented Parties

  1. Ali v. Ford, 2014 ONSC 6665
  2. Bilich v. Toronto Police Services Board, 2013 ONSC 1445
  3. Meads v. Meads, 2012 ABQB 571
  4. Sanzone v. Schechter, 2016 ONCA 566

The Test for an Interlocutory Injunction

  1. American Cyanamid Co. v. Ethicon Ltd., [1975] 1 All E.R. 504
  2. Eli Lilly Canada Inc. v. Novopharm Limited, 2010 FC 241
  3. Hennigar v. Target Corp., 2011 ONSC 2271
  4. RJR – MacDonald Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), [1994] 1 S.C.R. 311

Consent and Capacity Board Appeals

  1. Anten v. Bhalerao, 2013 ONCA 499
  2. Byberg v. Diaz, 2015 ONSC 2934
  3. Starson v. Swayze, 2003 SCC 32

Anton Piller Orders

  1. Anton Piller KG v. Manufacturing Processes Ltd., [1976] 1 Ch. 55 (C.A.)
  2. Celanese Canada Inc. v. Murray Demolition Corp., [2006] 2 S.C.R. 189

Norwich Pharmacal Orders

  1. Bergmanis v. Diamond & Diamond, 2012 ONSC 5762
  2. Norwich Pharmacal Co. v. Comrs. Of Customs and Excise, [1974] A.C. 133 (H.L.)

Costs

  1. Boucher v. Public Accountants Council (Ontario), (2004) 71 O.R. (3d) 291 (C.A.)
  2. Davies v. Clarington (Municipality), 2009 ONCA 722
  3. DUCA v. Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. v. Bozzo, 2010 ONSC 4601
  4. Fram Elgin Mills 90 Inc. v. Romandale Farms Limited et al., 2014 ONSC 4715
  5. Yelda v. Vu, 2013 ONSC 5903
  6. Valentine v. Rodriguez-Elizalde, 2016 ONSC 6395 [costs as applied to threshold and deductible]

Motions to Strike Pleadings – Rules 21 and 25

  1. Copland v. Commodore Business Machines Ltd., (1985) 52 O.R. (2d) 586 (Sup. Ct.)
  2. Hunt v. Carey Canada Inc., [1990] 2 S.C.R. 959
  3. M’Alister (or Donoghue) v. Stevenson, [1932] UKHL 100
  4. R. v. Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd., 2011 SCC 42
  5. Web Offset Publications Ltd. v. Vickery, (1999) 43 O.R. (3d) 802 (C.A.)

Vexatious Litigants; Rules 2.1, 21, 25, 37.16 and s. 140 of the CJA

  1. Gao v. WSIB, 2014 ONSC 6497
  2. Scaduto v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2015 ONCA 733
  3. Toronto (City) v. C.U.P.E., Local 79, 2003 SCC 63
  4. Peoples Trust Company v. Atas, 2018 ONSC 58

Appeals of Master and Other Statutory Appeals – Rule 62

  1. Waxman v. Waxman, (2004) 44 B.L.R. (3d) 165 (Ont. C.A.)
  2. Zeitoun v. Economical Insurance Group, 2009 ONCA 415