Has It Been Appealed?

A trial court opinion can be useful but you will want to see if it has been appealed. Here are some tips for checking on motions for leave to appeal in Ontario.

When you’ve found the perfect case that’s exactly on point, what’s your next step? Besides running out and buying a lottery ticket, you should note up the decision to see if it has been appealed. You can do this using Lexis Advance Quicklaw, WestlawNext Canada and CanLII. There may be a later decision that upholds or reverses your decision, awards costs or in some instances orders a new trial.

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