Litigation Blog

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario in the Entertainment Law Context

July 18, 2018

A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a dispute involving a film production agreement highlights the “generous and liberal approach” taken by Canadian courts with respect to the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Even where the judgment includes both monetary and injunctive relief (including orders to take down all social media posts), the Ontario court will tend to adhere to the spirit of upholding the obligations created by the foreign judgment.
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Do I have to tell my insurer about this?

July 18, 2018

It can sometimes be unclear whether you need to let your professional liability insurer know about a potential claim.  You certainly don’t want to jeopardize your coverage, but neither do you want to trigger an avoidable premium increase.
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Situs your tort elsewhere: Supreme Court on Internet Defamation Jurisdiction

June 11, 2018

In Haaretz.com v. Goldhar, the Supreme Court tackled the issue of jurisdiction in an international internet defamation case. In essence, it held that Canadian courts should decline jurisdiction for a clearly more appropriate forum when considering factors such as the comparative convenience and expense for the parties and witnesses, any loss of legitimate juridical advantage, fairness, the ability to enforce judgments and the applicable law.
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