1110049 Ontario Ltd. v. Exclusive Diamonds Inc. et al., (1995) 83 O.A.C. 391 (CA)

JudgeLacourcière, McKinlay and Abella, JJ.A.
CourtCourt of Appeal (Ontario)
Case DateSeptember 15, 1995
JurisdictionOntario
Citations(1995), 83 O.A.C. 391 (CA)

1110049 Ont. v. Exclusive Diamonds (1995), 83 O.A.C. 391 (CA)

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1110049 Ontario Ltd. (applicant/respondent) v. Exclusive Diamonds Inc., Alp Iskin and Ara Run (respondents/appellants)

(C21570)

Indexed As: 1110049 Ontario Ltd. v. Exclusive Diamonds Inc. et al.

Ontario Court of Appeal

Lacourcière, McKinlay and Abella, JJ.A.

September 15, 1995.

Summary:

Run entered into an agreement to sell his jewellery store to 1110049. Run refused to complete the sale, claiming that the agree­ment was unconscionable. The motions judge ordered specific performance. Run appealed.

The Ontario Court of Appeal allowed the appeal in part.

Contracts - Topic 753

Parties - Capacity - Persons of unsound mind and drunkards - Stress - Run entered into an agreement to sell his jew­ellery store to 1110049 - Run had carried on the store with his wife who had been brutally murdered shortly before the agreement was entered into - Run claimed that the sale was unconscionable because, at the time it was agreed upon, he was suffering from deep depression and dis­orientation as a result of his wife's death - The Ontario Court of Appeal held that the agreement was not unconscionable - The court stated that the agreement was for fair market value and Run had the benefit of legal advice - See paragraphs 2 to 3.

Contracts - Topic 4106

Remedies for breach - Specific perfor­mance - When available - Run entered into an agreement to sell his jewellery store to 1110049 - Run had carried on the store with his wife who had been brutally mur­dered shortly before the agreement was entered into - Run refused to complete the sale - The motions judge ordered specific performance - Run claimed that damages were appropriate - 110049, who owned another jewellery store in the same mall, claimed that the agreement was unique because of the characteristics of the prop­erty involved and the opportunity it pro­vided - The Ontario Court of Appeal held that specific performance should not be ordered where damages would suffice - The court stated that the pressure on Run because of his trauma was an added reason to refuse specific performance - See para­graphs 4 to 10.

Contracts - Topic 9350

Unconscionable transactions relief - Con­dition for relief - What constitutes harsh and unconscionable - [See Contracts - Topic 753 ].

Cases Noticed:

Wilson v. R., [1938] S.C.R. 317, dist. [para. 3].

Counsel:

Harold G. Elstons, for the appellant;

Kenneth A. Beallor, for the respondent.

This appeal was heard on May 11, 1995, by Lacourcière, McKinlay and Abella, JJ.A., of the Ontario Court of Appeal.

McKinlay, J.A., delivered the following judgment which was endorsed on the appeal record and released on September 15, 1995.

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    ...52 O.T.C. 311 (Gen. Div.) ......................373, 376 1110049 Ontario Ltd. v. Exclusive Diamonds Inc. (1995), 25 O.R. (3d) 417, 83 O.A.C. 391 (C.A.) ..................................................337–38 1244034 Alberta Ltd. v. Walton International Group Inc., 2007 ABCA 372 .................
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  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive The Law of Contracts. Second Edition Remedies
    • August 29, 2012
    ...757 1110049 Ontario Ltd. v. Exclusive Diamonds Inc. (1995), 25 O.R. (3d) 417, [1995] O.J. No. 2690, 83 O.A.C. 391 (C.A.) .......... 982, 1005 1174538 Ontario Ltd. v. Barzel Windsor (1984) Inc., [1999] O.J. No. 5091, 28 R.P.R. (3d) 256 (S.C.J.) ........................................ 986 11......
  • Table of Cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive The Law of Equitable Remedies. Second Edition
    • June 18, 2013
    ...52 O.T.C. 311 (Gen. Div.) ......................373, 376 1110049 Ontario Ltd. v. Exclusive Diamonds Inc. (1995), 25 O.R. (3d) 417, 83 O.A.C. 391 (C.A.) ..................................................337–38 1244034 Alberta Ltd. v. Walton International Group Inc., 2007 ABCA 372 .................
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies - Third edition
    • November 18, 2023
    ...OTC 311 (Gen Div) ........................................... 523, 525 1110049 Ontario Ltd v Exclusive Diamonds Inc (1995), 25 OR (3d) 417, 83 OAC 391 (CA) ..........................................................................................471 1124259 BC Ltd v 1069185 BC Ltd, 2018 BCS......

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