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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...
Virtual ADR is Here to Stay

Virtual ADR is Here to Stay

The court closures necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as continued public health restrictions, including restrictions on in-person proceedings and the need for physical distancing, have made ADR a more attractive means of dispute resolution than ever...
Losing Your Right to Arbitrate

Losing Your Right to Arbitrate

In the recent decision of Paulpillai v. Yusuf, 2020 ONSC 851,[1] the Ontario Superior Court found that the Respondents had waived their right to have the dispute in question determined by arbitration. A brief summary of the facts of Paulpillai v. Yusuf Mr. Yusuf and...