July 2016 - Sotos Class Actions

Move on back! One tool to deal with inappropriate motions

Sometimes, counsel and their clients litigating in Ontario are faced with motions from the other side that are more tactical than substantive or are just “overkill” given the nature of the action.

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The costs of litigating in Ontario – Making the “offer to settle” rules work for you

As Ontario is a “loser pays” jurisdiction, the fact that an “unsuccessful” litigant can be responsible for a portion of the costs of the “successful” party is a further consideration. Ontario’s laws, however, provide a mechanism which if properly utilized can shift some of the burden of the costs of litigation onto the other party.

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