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The Supreme Court Gives a Green Light to Summary Judgment in Hryniak v Mauldin

Under the Limitations Act, the time limit for bringing most types of proceedings is two years, but there are exceptions. A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has created a surprisingly long limitation period of ten years for unjust enrichment claims involving real property. That can have significant implications for former common law spouses long after their relationship has ended (and long after evidence related to the case has been lost). 

A Very Long Limitation Period for Unjust Enrichment Claims in McConnell v Huxtable

Under the Limitations Act, the time limit for bringing most types of proceedings is two years, but there are exceptions. A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has created a surprisingly long limitation period of ten years for unjust enrichment claims involving real property. That can have significant implications for former common law spouses long after their relationship has ended (and long after evidence related to the case has been lost). 

The Awarding of Costs at the HRTO

Bill 147, would give the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ("HRTO") the authority to award costs under the Human Rights Code (Ontario) (the "Code"). In essense, it would grant the HRTO the discretionary power to order legal costs against an unsuccessful claimant. 

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