Chitel v. Bank of Montreal, [2002] O.T.C. 379 (SC)

Judge:Boyko, J.
Court:Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
Case Date:April 04, 2001
Jurisdiction:Ontario
Citations:[2002] O.T.C. 379 (SC)
 
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Chitel v. Bk. of Mtrl., [2002] O.T.C. 379 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2002] O.T.C. TBEd. JN.001

Leona Chitel (plaintiff) v. Bank of Montreal (defendant)

(Court File No. 92-CT-024235)

Indexed As: Chitel v. Bank of Montreal

Court of Ontario

Superior Court of Justice

Boyko, J.

May 23, 2002.

Summary:

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Equity - Topic 3650

Fiduciary or confidential relationships - Breach of fiduciary relationship - Joint ventures - See paragraphs 1 to 196.

Equity - Topic 3713

Fiduciary or confidential relationships - Commercial relationships - Arm's length commercial transactions - See paragraphs 1 to 196.

Joint Ventures - Topic 1402

Relations between parties - General - Fiduciary - See paragraphs 1 to 196.

Cases Noticed:

Chitel et al. v. Rothbart (1982), 39 O.R.(2d) 513 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 130].

Chitel et al. v. Rothbart (1987), 20 C.P.C.(2d) 46 (Ont. H.C.), refd to. [para. 130].

Air Canada v. M & L Travel Ltd., Martin and Valliant, [1993] 3 S.C.R. 787; 159 N.R. 1; 67 O.A.C. 1; 108 D.L.R.(4th) 592, refd to. [para. 163].

Citadel General Life Assurance Co. et al. v. Lloyd's Bank of Canada et al., [1997] 3 S.C.R. 805; 219 N.R. 323; 206 A.R. 321; 156 W.A.C. 321; 152 D.L.R.(4th) 411, refd to. [para. 165].

First Madison Corp. et al. v. Shabinsky et al. (1992), 58 O.A.C. 241 (C.A.), dist. [para. 169].

Harris v. Lindeborg, [1931] S.C.R. 235, dist. [para. 169].

Wonsch Construction Co. et al. v. Danzig Enterprises Ltd. et al. (1990), 42 O.A.C. 195 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 169].

Hitchcock v. Sykes (1914), 23 D.L.R. 518 (S.C.C.), refd to. [para. 180].

Meinhard v. Salmon (1928), 164 N.E. 545 (N.Y.C.A.), refd to. [para. 180].

Erehwon Exploration Ltd. v. Northstar Energy Corp. (1994), 147 A.R. 1; 108 D.L.R.(4th) 709 (Q.B.), refd to. [para. 183].

International Corona Resources Ltd. v. LAC Minerals Ltd., [1989] 2 S.C.R. 574; 101 N.R. 239; 36 O.A.C. 57; 61 D.L.R.(4th) 14; 35 E.T.R. 1; 44 B.L.R. 1, refd to. [para. 183].

Hodgkinson v. Simms et al., [1994] 3 S.C.R. 377; 171 N.R. 245; 49 B.C.A.C. 1; 80 W.A.C. 1; [1994] 9 W.W.R. 609; 22 C.C.L.T.(2d) 1; 117 D.L.R.(4th) 161, refd to. [para. 184].

Keech v. Sanford, [1726] McNaughton's Select Cases 151 (Ch. D.), refd to. [para. 197].

Soulos v. Korkontzilas et al., [1997] 2 S.C.R. 217; 212 N.R. 1; 100 O.A.C. 241; 146 D.L.R.(4th) 214, refd to. [para. 197].

Canadian Pacific Air Lines v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (1987), 61 O.R.(2d) 233 (H.C.), refd to. [para. 199].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Ellis, Mark Vincent, Fiduciary Duties in Canada (1988), p. 13-3 [para. 177].

Counsel:

Robert Hopkins and Janet Smith, for the plaintiff;

Barry Weintraub, for the defendant.

This case was heard on April 4, 2001, with final submissions on September 7, 2001, before Boyko, J., of the Ontario Superior Court, who released the following decision on May 23, 2002.

Please note: The following judgment has not been edited.

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