• Canada's Top Court Highlights the Perils of Ignoring Foreign Actions
  • August 8, 2005 | Author: Kenneth A. Dekker
  • Law Firm: Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP - Toronto Office
  • Two Ontario residents who were sued on an $8,000.00 (U.S.) Florida land deal are likely regretting their decision to ignore the Florida litigation that ultimately led to a $800,000.00 (U.S.) judgment against them. In a decision released last December, the Supreme Court Canada enforced the surprisingly steep Florida judgment - finding that the Florida court had jurisdiction over the action and that there was no sufficiently compelling reason to refuse enforcement.