Court finds dissolved California corporation eligible t …

October 27th, 2015

By Michelle Stephenson In Cirque du Soleil Inc. v. Volvo Group Canada Inc. et al., one Defendant, Power and Electric Co. Inc., sought to have the action against it dismissed on the basis that, as a dissolved foreign corporation, it lacked the capacity to be sued in Ontario courts. This Defendant was a California corporation […]

Court Finds Authority to Rule Ontario Resident’s Forg …

September 15th, 2015

By Michelle Stephenson In Grillo Estate v. Grillo,  an application to challenge the validity of a will turned on the Ontario court’s jurisdiction over a handwritten will made in Italy. The testator, Domenico Grillo, was an Ontario resident who was in poor health and died during one of his frequent trips to Italy. Shortly before […]

State Immunity Act Drives SCC’s Decision on Kazemi

November 12th, 2014

Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its decision in the case of Kazemi Estate v Islamic Republic of Iran. The decision has repercussions for those victims (or families of victims) who have been tortured abroad and seek to hold a foreign state responsible in the Canadian court system for the torture that took […]

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