• Supreme Court of Canada Simplifies the Assumed Jurisdiction Test
  • August 16, 2012 | Authors: Soloman Lam; Mike (Michael) Schafler
  • Law Firm: Dentons Canada LLP - Toronto Office
  • Today the Supreme Court of Canada released its much anticipated decision in Club Resorts Ltd. v. Van Breda, 2012 SCC 17 (“Club Resorts”), and provided a new common law test for determining when a court can assume jurisdiction over an out-of-province defendant. Here is a brief summary of the new test; a more detailed analysis will follow.