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Ontario Superior Court Practice: Annotated Rules & Legislation, 2020 Edition + Annotated Small Claims Court Rules & Related Materials Volume + E-Book + Free Legislative Supplement*

Ontario Superior Court Practice provides annotated Ontario rules of civil procedure highlighting the crucial information and principles you need to argue on the fly. The clear, well-organized statements of the current civil law and practice are often cited in the lower courts and by the Court of Appeal.
Publication Language: English
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Hardcover Main Volume + Softcover Forms Volume + E-Book | 2,712 pages (Main Volume) + 1,320 pages (Forms Volume) | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433502524

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"If you are looking for the ultimate ‘rule book’ with the Rules of Civil Procedure, Small Claims Court Rules, key legislation, practice notes, case summaries, links and more I highly recommend Ontario Superior Court Practice by The Honourable Mr. Justice Todd L. Archibald and Master P. Tamara Sugunasiri."

Mitchell Rose, Chartered Mediator & Settlement Counsel
Rose Dispute Resolution

From the book, 40 Mediation Advocacy Tips for Ontario Lawyers by Mitchell Rose (page 7)

*published in January 2020

Get this Free Legislative Supplement with updates on amendments relating to simplified procedure actions and the increase in Small Claims Court monetary jurisdiction from $25,000 to $35,000, in force January 1, 2020. The Supplement contains amendments to:

  • The Courts of Justice Act up to S.O. 2019, c. 7, Sch. 15
  • The Family Law Rules up to O. Reg. 94/19 and O. Reg. 250/19
  • The Limitations Act up to S.O. 2017, c. 34, Sched. 12, s. 11
  • The Rules of Civil Procedure up to O. Reg. 344/19
  • The Rules of Small Claims Court up to O. Reg. 345/19, and
  • O. Reg. 626/00 (Small Claims Court Jurisdiction and Appeal Limit), up to O. Reg. 343/19.

The Rules book that gives you SUPERIOR practice

10 Reasons Why OSCP is The "On-the-Go" Rules book for All Civil Litigators

  1. Annotations provide a summary of the law with cases footnoted – saves you time to "navigate the forest" to get to the research point
  2. More in-depth and extensive annotations than other Rules books – gives you the answer that is not found elsewhere
  3. Example situations – helps you apply points of law to applicable situations
  4. Annotations edited by the judiciary to ensure currency – prepares you to meet bench expectations
  5. Accessible tables with procedural & substantive limitation periods, causes of action, defences and remedies, and civil appeal routes – provides you with the roadmap for your case
  6. Quick Guide to Preparation and Filing of Court Materials – relieves you of last-minute panic to prepare court filings
  7. Other Sources of topical discussion – directs you to quality publications for further research
  8. E-discovery Checklist – reminds you of the do’s and don’ts of e-discovery
  9. E-Book version that offers portability and free off-line access to full text of cases – allows you to leave your desk copies in your office
  10. “Two-In-One” (Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure + fully annotated Small Claims Court Rules) – saves you the hassle to “toggle” between two Rules books

And The New 2020 Edition gives you...

  • Update on proposed amendments to Rule 76:
    • Monetary limit raised to $200,000
    • Simplified procedure not available for jury trials
    • Provision for expert affidavits complying with r. 53.03
    • Parties to agree to proposed trial management plan at least 30 days before pre-trial conference, to be filed at least 5 days before pre-trial conference
    • Pre-trial conference judge to fix number of non-expert witnesses, dates for delivery of witness affidavits, and approve proposed trial management plan
    • Overall $50,000 limit on costs and $25,000 for disbursements for simplified procedure actions commenced after 2019
  • Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure up to O. Reg. 537/18
  • Amendments to Courts of Justice Act up to 2019, c. 7, Sched. 15.
  • Amendments to Limitations Act, 2002 up to S.O. 2017, c. 34, Sched. 12, s. 11
  • Amendments to Number of Judges Regulation, O. Reg. 502/99, up to O. Reg. 272/18
  • Recently revised Superior Court of Justice Practice Directions, including amended Practice Directions issued on May 17, 2019
  • Updated Quick Guide to Preparation and Filing of Court Materials
  • Extensive discussion about:
    • appointment of interlocutory receivers
    • s. 137.1 of the CJA (the Anti-SLAPP legislation)
    • legal principles governing directions as to whether a proposed preliminary motion should be heard before the certification motion
    • court approval of a third-party funding agreement in class action proceedings
    • addition of party after the expiration of a limitation period
    • admissibility of expert evidence
    • contingency fee agreements
    • the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Haaretz.com v. Goldhar (2018 SCC 28), revisiting the Van Breda test for jurisdiction simpliciter
    • and more

Exclusive E-Book Functionality
And now combining technology and superior annotation and commentary, the OSCP includes a complimentary e-book version that exclusively offers hyperlinks to full text cases and so you can just read the rule, tap a case and obtain it without additional charge (provided you are online). Plus you can read, bookmark, copy and email text, do key word searches and make highlights and notes. Plus, LexisNexis e-books are optimized for all mobile devices.

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Table of contents

Main Volume
Quick Guide to Preparation & Filing of Court Materials
  • Procedural Limitation Periods
  • Substantive Limitation Periods
  • Civil Appeal Routes
  • Causes of Action, Defences and Remedies
Annotated Statutes
  • Courts of Justice Act
  • Class Proceedings Act, 1992
  • Law Society Act (selected sections)
  • Solicitors Act
  • Limitations Act, 2002
  • Evidence Act
  • Judicial Review Procedure Act
  • Number of Judges, O. Reg. 502/99
  • Designation of Regions, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 186
  • Small Claims Court Jurisdiction and Appeal Limit, O. Reg. 626/00
  • Bilingual Proceedings, O. Reg. 53/01
  • Class Proceedings, O. Reg. 771/92
  • Mediators' Fees (Rule 24.1, Rules of Civil Procedure), O. Reg. 451/98
  • Rules of Civil Procedure (Annotated)
  • Tariffs and Fees
Practice Directions and Policies

Annotated Small Claims Court Rules and Related Materials Volume
  • Small Claims Court Forms (Annotated)
  • Family Law Rules (Unannotated)
  • Small Claims Court Forms
  • Rules of Civil Procedure Forms
  • Family Law Forms
    • Commonly Used Forms at the Family Responsibility Office
    • Forms Regulated by the Family Responsibility and Support Arrears Enforcement Act, 1996
    • Forms Required Under the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, 2002
    • Family Law Rules Forms

  • Do's and Don'ts of E-Discovery Practices in Ontario
  • Ontario E-Discovery Implementation Committee Model Document #8 Annotated E-Discovery Checklist
  • Ontario E-Discovery Implementation Committee Model Document #9 Checklist for Preparing a Discovery Plan