John O’Sullivan – Recent Publications, Reported Cases and Biography

Publications

“Law of Trustee Disclosure Obligations in Canada: Has It Come Full Circle?”, Key Developments in Estate and Trusts Law in Ontario (2015-2016), Canada Law Book, co-author with Oscar Strawczynski (Click here for Article PDF.)

International Trust Laws (Canada chapter), (2015) Jordan Publishing

“Trustee’s Right to Indemnification in Estate Litigation”, Key Developments in Estate and Trusts Law in Ontario (2014-2015), Canada Law Book,  co-author with Sara Beheshti (Click here for Article PDF.)

Jurisdiction to Review Trustee Discretion – Case Comment on two UK Appeals Pitt v. Holt, Futter v. Futter, Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, December 2011 (Click here for Article PDF.)

What Privilege Does a Trustee Enjoy?, Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAP), July 2011 (Click here for Article PDF.)

Numerous contributions to SLAW Canada’s on-line legal magazine

Significant Cases

First Ontario case to permit a trustee of a perpetual trust to adopt a “total return” investment model despite contrary stipulations of settlor. (Stillman Estate, Re. (2003), 68 O.R. (3d) 777; 5 E.T.R. (3d) 260, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Reference on the constitutionality of proposed federal legislation governing same sex marriage rights. (Reference re Same-Sex Marriage, Re, [2004] 3 S.C.R. 698; 246 D.L.R. (4th) 193, (Supreme Court of Canada)

Validity of unsigned contracts for the sale of land, Statute of Frauds. (Hunter’s Square Developments Inc. v. 351658 Ontario Ltd. 60 O.R. (3d) 264 ; 1 R.P.R. (4th) 245 (Ont. S.C.J.); aff’d (2002), 62 O.R. (3d) 302; 8 R.P.R. (4th) 29, (Ont. C.A.)

Rectification – application to rectify complex corporate reorganization to undo negative unintended tax consequences – Poscor Mill Services Corp. v. 2068159 Ontario Inc. et al (2007) (Commercial List, Ont. S.C.J.)

Court of Appeal’s jurisdiction to reconsider its own judgment prior to issuance of its order –Eftimovski v. Faris, 2006), 38 R.P.R. (4th) 49 (Ont. C.A.)

Causation: Diving instructor’s liability for diving fatality (Jury trial) Switzer Estate v. Scuba Shack Ltdet al (2000) (Ont. S.C.J.)

Municipal by law quashed for uncertainty (Jaukovic v. The Blue Mountains (Town) ( 2002), 58 O.R. (3d) 394 ; 26 M.P.L.R. (3d) 230, (Ont. S.C.J.).

Estoppel and res judicata arising from The Law Society of Upper Canada disciplinary findings. (Virginia Coleman v. National Trust Co. et al (2003), (Ont. S.C.J.)

Share-pooling and share escrow agreements, liability of corporate directors for actions of the corporation (995132 Ontario Limited v. 1149056 Ontario Inc. (2000), (Ont. S.C.J. (Commercial List)); aff’d, 2002 CarswellOnt 702; (Ont. C.A.)

Reported Cases

Rade Estate (Re) (2007), 160 A.C.W.S. (3d) 740; 2007 CLB 9050, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Philip Services Corp. v. Inch Hammond Professional Corp., (2006), 25 B.L.R. (4th) 70; 2006 CarswellOnt 6953, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Wood Estate v. Wood, (2006), 28 E.T.R. (3d) 293; [2005] O.J. No. 4063, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Eftimovski v. Faris, (2006), 44 R.P.R. (4th) 86; [2006] O.J. No. 962, (Ont. C.A.)

Eftimovski v. Faris, (2006), 38 R.P.R. (4th) 49; 2006 CarswellOnt 97, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Eftimovski v. Faris, (2005) 38 R.P.R. (4th) 51; 204 O.A.C. 166, (Ont. C.A.)

Caglar v. Moore, [2005] O.T.C. 935; [2006] O.J. No. 445, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Green Lane Environmental Group Ltd. v. Leach, (2005), 195 O.A.C. 298; 2005 CarswellOnt 6494, (Ont. C.A.)

Same-Sex Marriage, Re, [2004] 3 S.C.R. 698 ; 246 D.L.R. (4th) 193, (S.C.C.)

Eftimovski v. Faris, (2004), 23 R.P.R. (4th) 184; 48 B.L.R. (3d) 93, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Stillman Estate, Re. (2003), 5 E.T.R. (3d) 260; 2003 CarswellOnt 5329, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Toronto Aged Men’s & Women’s Homes v. Royal True Blue & Orange Home, (2003), 68 O.R. (3d) 777; 2003 CarswellOnt 6169, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Paradiso v. Talbot, (2003), 14 R.P.R. (4th) 239; 2003 CarswellOnt 2883, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Mailing v. Conrad, (2003), 48 E.T.R. (2d) 238; 2003 CarswellOnt 627, (Ont. S.C.J.)

1351428 Ontario Ltd. (c.o.b. The Wineyard) v. 1037598 Ontario Ltd. (2003), 168 O.A.C. 66 ; 29 C.P.C. (5th) 1, (Ont. C.A.)

Hunter’s Square Developments Inc. v. 351658 Ontario Ltd. (2002), 62 O.R. (3d) 302; 8 R.P.R. (4th) 29, (Ont. C.A.)

Hunter’s Square Developments Inc. v. 351658 Ontario Ltd. (2002), 60 O.R. (3d) 264; 1 R.P.R. (4th) 245, (Ont.. S.C.J.)

Jaukovic v. The Blue Mountains (Town) (2002), 58 O.R. (3d) 394; 26 M.P.L.R. (3d) 230, (Ont. S.C.J.)

995132 Ontario Ltd. v. 1149056 Ontario Inc. (2000), 58 O.R. (3d) 457; 2002 CarswellOnt 702, (Ont. C.A.)

Milard v. North George Capital Management Ltd. (2000), 47 C.P.C. (4th) 365; 2000 CarswellOnt 1450, (Ont. Gen. Div. (Commercial List))

Public Eyecare Management Inc., Re, (1999), 14 C.B.R. (4th) 264; 1999 CarswellOnt 4051, (Ont. Gen. Div. (Commercial List))

McGoey v. Wedd, (1999), 45 O.R. (3d) 300; 28 E.T.R. (2d) 236, (Ont. S.C.J.)

Eagle Mining Ltd., Re, (1999), 42 O.R. (3d) 571; 9 C.B.R. (4th) 34, (Ont. Gen. Div.)
Collins Safety Inc. v. Act Safety Inc. (1998), 41 O.R. (3d) 596; 1998 CarswellOnt 5142, (Ont. Gen. Div.)

Churly v. Budnick, (1997), 34 O.R. (3d) 729; 34 O.T.C. 382, (Ont. Gen. Div.)

Keilty v. East Court Lincoln Mercury Sales Ltd. (1996), 7 O.T.C. 45; 1996 CarswellOnt 2082, (Ont. Gen. Div.)

Teleride Sage Ltd. v. Ventures West Management, (1996), 67 C.P.R. (3d) 361; 1996 CarswellOnt. 1025, (Ont. Gen. Div.)

Canadian Airlines International Ltd. v. Husain, (1995), 93 F.T.R. 62; [1995] O.J. No. 342, (Federal Court Trial Division)

Blue Resources Ltd. v. Sherriff, (1994), 120 D.L.R. (4th) 751; 1994 CarswellOnt 129, (Ont. Gen. Div.)

Robinson, Re, (1994), 17 O.S.C.B. 4745; 5 C.C.L.S. 317, (Ontario Securities Commission)

Robinson, Re, (1994), 19 O.S.C.B. 2643; 1996 CarswellOnt 5458, (Ontario Securities Commission)

Agar v. 762250 Ontario Ltd. (1994), 6 P.P.S.A.C. (2d) 292; 1994 CarswellOnt 769, (Ont. Gen. Div.)

Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada v. 837690 Ontario Ltd. (1993), 36 R.P.R. (2d) 159; 1993 CarswellOnt 649, (Ont. Gen. Div.)

Robinson, Re, (1993), 1 C.C.L.S. 248; 1993 CarswellOnt 909 16 O.S.C.B. 5667, (Ontario Securities Commission)

Parks (Ontario Human Rights Commission) v. Christian Horizons, (1993), 14 O.R. (3d) 374 ; 64 O.A.C. 395, (Ontario Court of Justice, Divisional Court)

Kaneff Holdings Inc. v. Kern, (1992), 3 W.D.C.P. (2d) 576 ; 1992 CarswellOnt 3954, (Ont. Gen. Div.)

United Church v. Anderson, (1991), 2 O.R. (3d) 304; 40 E.T.R. 262, (Ont. Gen. Div.)

Brampton Golf Club Ltd. v. Boland, (1990), 74 O.R. (2d) 159; 1990 CarswellOnt 1447, (Ontario Supreme Court, High Court of Justice)

Canada (Attorney General) v. Central Cartage Co. (1990), 35 F.T.R. 160; 109 N.R. 373, (Federal Court, Appeal Division)

Canada (Attorney General) v. Central Cartage Co. (1990), 109 N.R. 375; 1990 CarswellNat 1068, (Federal Court, Appeal Division)

Mark I Corp. v. Litho Color Services (Toronto) Ltd. [1989] C.L.D. 482; 1989 CarswellOnt 3134, (Ontario Supreme Court, High Court of Justice)

Canada (Attorney General) v. Central Cartage Co. (1988), 24 C.P.R. (3d) 350; 1988 CarswellNat 1026, (Federal Court, Trial Division)

Biography

 

Recognized as a Registered Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist, ACTAPS.

Founding member, Legal Innovators Roundtable

Best Lawyers in the specialty of Trusts and Estates, 2016.

Called to the Bar

Ontario (1988)

Education

University of Ottawa, Canada
LL.B. 1986
University of Western Ontario, Canada
M.A. 1979
University of Exeter, UK
B.A. (Hons) 1978