|[April 17, 2012]
Tomorrow's Supreme Court of Canada Decision Could Have Serious Implications for Any Business with Ties to Canada
TORONTO --(Business Wire)--
Businesses with a Canadian connection will be watching closely as the
Supreme Court of Canada rules in Club Resorts Ltd. v. Morgan Van Breda
tomorrow morning, April 18 at 9:45 a.m. This precedent-setting decision
will determine under what circumstances a Canadian court can take
jurisdiction over an out-of-country defendant.
"The Supreme Court's decision tomorrow is relevant to any business in
any industry that has ties to Canada," said Ira Nishisato, national
leader of the Commercial Litigation Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
(BLG). "The Court will determine the requirements for Canadian courts to
take jurisdiction over foreign defendants, and the circumstances in
which foreign companies can be exposed to anadian lawsuits and pulled
into court proceedings here in Canada."
The Club Resorts Ltd. v. Morgan Van Breda case stems from an
injury sustained by Van Breda while staying at a resort operated by Club
Resorts Ltd. in Cuba. Van Breda commenced an action against Club Resorts
Ltd., along with several other defendants, for damages related to her
injury. The motion judge held that Ontario should assume jurisdiction,
and this decision was supported by the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Ira is available for comment on the decision and what it means for both
Canadian businesses and foreign companies with ties to Canada.
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