In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 15, 2020, the Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued a Notice to the Profession, modifying the courts’ operations in order to ensure enforcement of social distancing guidelines. We have compiled recent decisions from the Ontario courts that highlight the matters – and types of matters – that have been accepted as urgent, most of which have not yet been decided on their merits, but have been scheduled for virtual hearings to take place over the next two to three months.
About Marina Sampson
Marina is a commercial litigator and a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group. Marina is an experienced class action lawyer. She is also a member of the firm’s Environmental, Renewable Energy and Energy Law Practice Group. She is the National Co-Lead of the firm’s Products Liability Group.
About Matthew Fleming
Matthew Fleming is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group of Dentons’ Toronto office and is the Co-Lead of the Firm’s global Financial Services Litigation group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, including securities litigation, class actions, product liability and professional liability matters.
About Eleonora Izmaylov
Eleonora (“Elinor”) Izmaylov is an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Dentons. Her practice focuses on a wide array of commercial disputes. Elinor has gained experience on a variety of commercial and civil litigation matters, including insurance defence, contract disputes, leasing matters, employment disputes and personal injury.