Watson & McGowan's Ontario Civil Practice is an essential reference on the rules of civil procedure for Ontario civil litigators.
Founding Authors: Garry D. Watson, Q.C. and Michael McGowan
Contributing Editors: Michael Foulds and Peter Henein
An essential reference on the rules of civil procedure for Ontario civil litigators, Watson & McGowan's Ontario Civil Practice 2019 features expert commentary on how the rules of civil procedure are interpreted and applied in specific situations. This reference set contains:
- The indispensable Annual Survey of Recent Developments in Civil Litigation – an essential guide to the key case law developments, reform initiatives, and rule amendments. It includes commentary on recent SCC jurisprudence that has led to a state of confusion over the law dealing with relitigation of issues already determined in another adjudicative proceeding.
- Thousands of case annotations
- All Ontario court forms as Word documents on CD-ROM
- Civil Court forms and other materials in a bound softcover
New and updated in this edition
- Recent amendments relating to the Rules of Civil Procedure (O. Reg. 584/17); amendments relating to the Family Law Rules (O. Reg. 298/18); and amendments relating to Small Claims Court Rules (O. Reg. 488/16 and O. Reg. 202/17).
- Updated forms for the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Family Law Rules.
- Amendments to Court of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.C.43 (S.O. c. 14, Sch 4, s. 10; S.O. 2017, c. 20 Sched. 2, ss. 3-6; S.O. 2017 c. 20 Sched. 11, s. 7; S.O. 2017, c. 24, s. 75; S.O. 2017, c. 34, Sched. 46, s. 10)
- The following Practice Directions, Guidelines, and Practice Advisories have been added since the publication of the First Supplement: Practice Advisory Concerning Long Motions in the City of Welland Effective April 3, 2018 and Practice Advisory Concerning Civil Long Motions in the Toronto Region Effective April 3, 2018
- The following Practice Directions, Guidelines, and Practice Advisories have been added or amended since the last edition: Notice re changes to Rules of Civil Procedure affecting the Court of Appeal of Ontario, Consolidated Practice Direction for Divisional Court Proceedings, Practice Advisory Concerning Long Motions in the Central East Region and the “Tips for Filing Materials,” The Consolidated Practice Direction Concerning Family Cases in Central East Region, Consolidated Practice Direction for the Central South Region, and Consolidated Practice Direction for the Central West Region.
- A new Annual Survey of Recent Developments in Civil Procedure has been added. The authors reviewed and provided commentary on new case law and the rule amendments that have occurred since the last edition.
- All commentary, case law, the Procedural Charts, and rule highlights have been updated to take into account legislative amendments, changes and additions to Practice Directions, Guidelines and Practice Advisories, and recent case law.
- New commentary on the Judicial Review Procedure Act.
Case law developments include:
- Hibbert v. McGoogan (summary judgment) 2017 ONSC 4292
- Weenan v. Biadi (lawyer’s liens) 2018 ONCA 288, 2018 ONCA 344
- Douez v. Facebook, Inc. (forum selection clauses) 2017 SCC 33, 2017 CSC 33
- Handley Estate v. DTE Industries Limited (disclosing Mary Carter agreements) 2018 ONCA 324
- Ferreira v. St. Mary’s General Hospital (costs awards against lawyers) 2018 ONCA 247
- Scicluna v. Solstice Two Unlimited (relief from forfeiture) 2018 ONCA 176
- Union Building Corporation of Canada v. Markham Woodmills Development Inc. (interpretation of non-standard form contracts) 2018 CarswellOnt 11484
- Canada (Procureur general) v. Thouin (Crown Immunity) 2017 SCC 46, 2017 CSC 46
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