Appeal court provides guidance on contempt of court

The use of contempt of court in civil proceedings will likely diminish over time as judges begin to exercise discretionary powers to redress abuse of process.

Anti-SLAPP: Will Ontario follow Quebec’s lead?

At present, only Quebec has anti-SLAPP legislation, which was adopted in 2009. But there is mounting pressure in Ontario to introduce anti-SLAPP legislation.

Anti-SLAPP – A look at Quebec developments

Barely three weeks after a Quebec judge rendered a landmark ruling that dismissed a $150,000 action after it was held to be a strategic lawsuit against public participation, otherwise known as SLAPPs, a national organization approved a Model Act aimed at reinforcing existing remedies to deter abusive lawsuits.