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Post Pandemic Arbitrations: In Person or Virtual?

Post Pandemic Arbitrations: In Person or Virtual?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual arbitration hearings were far less common than they are today. Virtual hearings proved invaluable during the times of social distancing and lockdowns. Now that the pandemic is behind us, and we’ve grown accustomed to holding...
Is Forum Non Conveniens a Thing of the Past?

Is Forum Non Conveniens a Thing of the Past?

Kore Meals LLC v. Freshii Development LLC: In Kore Meals LLC v. Freshii Development LLC, 2021 ONSC 2896, Justice Morgan of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was faced with the question of whether, in the age of Zoom, any forum is more non conveniens than...
Arbitration and Summary Judgment

Arbitration and Summary Judgment

Optiva Inc. v. Tbaytel: Does a Summary Judgment Motion in Arbitration Constitute a “Hearing” under Arbitration Legislation? Optiva Inc. v. Tbaytel, 2021 ONSC 2929 (“Optiva”),[1] involved a post-award challenge to an arbitrator’s decision to proceed by way of summary...