July 24, 2014

Court balks at blending actions

Alan J. Lenczner, Q.C. was quoted in the July 25, 2014 issue of the Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc.

"When considering two or more allegations in a statement of claim, courts must examine whether related errors, omissions or negligent acts have sufficient association or connection underlying them, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently ruled in a case involving an action against a law firm's insurance policy...

...'You have to determine whether or not each allegation in a statement of claim is related or not, and the way you do that is by looking at the underlying substance of each allegation.' "