Watson & McGowan's Ontario Civil Practice 2020 + CD-ROM (Student)
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9051-4
Product Type: Book + eBook
Number of Pages: Approximately 1790 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound + CD + eBook
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-08-13
Publisher: Carswell
Price: Price TBD

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Watson & McGowan's Ontario Civil Practice 2020 (Student Edition) features expert commentary on how the rules of civil procedure are interpreted and applied in specific situations

Founding Authors: Garry D. Watson, Q.C. and Michael McGowan

 This reference set contains:

  • The indispensable Annual Survey of Recent Developments in Civil Litigation – an essential guide to the key case law developments, reform initiatives, and rule amendments. It includes commentary on recent SCC jurisprudence that has led to a state of confusion over the law dealing with relitigation of issues already determined in another adjudicative proceeding.
  • Thousands of case annotations
  • All Ontario court forms as Word documents on CD-ROM
  • Full text of the Rules of Civil Procedure, the Courts of Justice Act and related legislation, practice directions, Case Management Rules, and annotations

New and Updated in this Edition

  • Recent amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure (O. Reg. 536/18 and O. Reg. 537/18); to the Family Law Rules (O. Reg. 418/18 and O. Reg. 535/18); and to Court of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.C.43 (S.O. 2017, c. 24 and S.O. 2018, c.17 Sched. 10).
  • Updated forms for the Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Family Law Rules.
  • New Annual Survey of Recent Developments in Civil Procedure
  • All commentary, case law, the Procedural Charts and rule highlights have been updated to take into account legislative amendments, changes and additions to Practice Directions, Guidelines and Practice Advisories and recent case law.
  • The Procedural Charts, Introduction to the Courts of Justice Act, Introduction the Class Proceedings Act, Introduction to Ontario Evidence Act and Introduction to the Practice Directions, Guides and Notices have been updated.
  • Over 300 new case digests of decisions made since the last edition. Case Law Developments include:
    • Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 3.02 - Lee v. Richcraft Homes Ltd., 2019 ONCA 7, 2019 CarswellOnt 267 (C.A.)
    • Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 5.04 - Simmonds v. G&G Pool Services, 2018 ONCA 772, 2018 CarswellOnt 16314 (C.A.)
    • Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 24.01 – Ticchiarelli v. Ticchiarelli, 2017 ONCA 1 (C.A.)
    • Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 25.06 – Healthy Lifestyle Medical Group Inc. v. Chand Morningside Plaza Inc., 2019 ONCA 6, 2019 CarswellOnt 273 (C.A.)
    • Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 49.09 - Paulus v. Fleury, 2018 ONCA 1072, 2018 CarswellOnt 21613 (C.A.)
    • Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 57.01 - Carroll (Litigation Guardian of) v. McEwen, 2018 ONCA 902, 143 O.R. (3d) 641 (C.A.)
    • Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 59.03 - Schnarr v. Blue Mountain Resorts Limited, 2018 ONCA 668 (C.A.) -
    • Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 60.12 – Van Aert v. Sweda Farms Ltd. (Best Choice Eggs), 2018 ONCA 831, 2018 CarswellOnt 17168 (C.A.)
    • Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 61.06 –Groia & Company ProfessionalCorporation v. Cardillo, 2019 ONCA 165, 2019 CarswellOnt 3519 (C.A.)
    • Rules of Civil Procedure, r. 62.01 - Carey-Patel v. Carey, 2019 ONCA 144, 2019 CarswellOnt 2493 (C.A.)
About the Author

Derek McKay is a member of the Rules Secretariat of the Ontario Civil Rules Committee.  He is also Of Counsel at Roy O’Connor LLP, Barristers, where his work focuses on research and written advocacy, primarily in the areas of class proceedings, complex commercial litigation and appellate advocacy.

Michael Foulds is a partner at Lloyd Burns McInnis LLP where he practices civil litigation, with a focus on insurance coverage disputes, professional liability, product liability, personal injury and property damage claims.