Court of Appeal Upholds Decision on Partial Summary Judgment

Shawn O’Connor‘s successful Ontario Superior Court motion for partial summary judgment to determine the issue of liability was recently upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeal . The Court of Appeal agreed with the motion judge that the driver of a car who stopped when they saw emergency vehicle lights ahead on a twisty, dark road in freezing rain conditions was not partially liable when their vehicle was rear-ended. As a result of the ruling, the trial will be greatly shortened and an earlier trial date can be set.