The courtrooms in Ontario have been largely closed in the latter half of March through April, May, and June 2020. While the courts are scheduled to reopen in some capacity on July 6, 2020, we are not sure what this “re-opening” will look like.
Due to the historic and unprecedented effect of COVID-19, Ontario suspended limitation and procedural time periods on March 20, 2020 retroactive to March 16, 2020. The suspension was to be in effect until the state of emergency was lifted.
The Occupiers’ Liability Act
states that an occupier of a premise owes a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable to see that persons entering on the premises are reasonably safe while on the premises.
The Government of Canada has launched various initiatives to assist small businesses with challenges faced due to COVID-19, one of which being the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA).
For many lawyers, preparing for and conducting examinations for discoveries is a matter of course.
Contractual obligations and COVID-19: Force Majeure.
The Courts during COVID-19: Brief Overview
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated many people’s reassessment of their and their family’s pre-pandemic schedules and routines. For separated parents, a question that has certainly permeated their thoughts during the pandemic is: should my children still be travelling between my home and their other parent’s home?
How do you execute Wills and Powers of Attorney in a social distancing world?
For the vast majority of family law cases, the threat of going to Court right now holds little weight.