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S. Wayne Morris

Partner

Wayne has been a member of the firm since 1979. He is recognized by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation; and is recognized annually by Lexpert in the field of commercial litigation, and by Who’s Who Legal, in the field of insurance and reinsurance.

Wayne’s practice includes the defence of a broad range of claims including: commercial general liability, personal injury, medical negligence, products liability including medical devices, historical sexual abuse matters, defamation, professional negligence, directors and officers liability and machinery endorsement claims. He has acted in the defence of class actions, including claims relating to products, medical devices, tainted food and claims under the Securities Act.

In addition, Wayne has been retained as an agent of the Federal Department of Justice to defend cases on behalf of various federal government departments including: the RCMP, CRA, Correctional Services, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Transport and Immigration.

He has taken over 100 trials to verdict.

Education
Wayne graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.

Lectures
Wayne has taught the Trial Advocacy and Civil Procedure seminars at the Bar Admission Course, and is a frequent speaker on topics relating to insurance and general liability matters.

Wayne is a member of:

  • The Ontario Bar Association (former Chairman of the Insurance Law Subsection)
  • The Canadian Defence Lawyers Association (former Chairman of the Directors and Officers Liability Group)
  • The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Canadian Society for the Advancement of Legal Technology
  • Defence Research Institute
  • The International Churchill Society

Malcolm Silver & Co. v State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, 2019 ONSC 4264

K.M. v Marson et. al. (2017) 138 O.R. (3d) 709

Hoang v Vincentini 2016 ONCA 723 CanLii (Ontario Court of Appeal)

Shah v Real Canadian Superstore 2016 ONSC 630 CanLii (Ontario Superior Court)

Hoang v The Personal Insurance Company of Canada 2015 ONSC 7168 CanLii (Ontario Superior Court)

Axa Insurance Canada v Aviva Insurance Canada 2013 ONSC 5036 CanLii (Ontario Superior Court)

Langstaff v Marson, H&PEC School Board 2013 ONSC 1448 (CanLii)

Hayward v. Cloutier, 2012 ONSC 3738 (Ont. Superior Ct.)

Brown v Cappuccitti 2012 ONSC 853 (Can Lii)(Ont. Superior Ct.)

Lancaster v Santos 2011 ONSC 4864 (Ont. Superior Ct.)

Agius v Home Depot Holdings Inc. 2011 ONSC 5272 (Ont. Superior Ct.)

Agius v Home Depot Holdings Inc. 2011 ONCA 686 (Ont. Ct. of Appeal)

Babakar v Brown & State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 2009 CanLii 33024 (Ont. Div. Ct.)

Drady v Her Majesty the Queen, Third Parties: Dow Corning Corporation, DCC Litigation Facility Inc., et al, 2009 CanLII 19876 (Supreme Court of Canada)

Attis v Her Majesty the Queen, Third Party: Dow Corning Corporation, 2009 CanLII 19874 (Supreme Court of Canada)

Attis v. Canada (Minister of Health), [2008] O.J. No. 3766

Drady v. Canada (Minister of Health), [2008] O.J. No. 3772

Drady v. Canada (Attorney General), [2008] O.J. No. 238

Conceicoa Farms Inc. v. Zeneca Corp. (c.o.b. Zeneca Agro and Zeneca Inc.), [2007] S.C.C.A. No. 482

Whitefish Lake Band of Indians v. Canada (Attorney General), [2007] O.J. No. 4173

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Maerkov, [2007] O.J. No. 4168

Drady v. Canada (Minister of Health), [2007] O.J. No. 2812

Horodynsky Farms Inc. v. Zeneca Corp. (c.o.b. Zeneca Agro), [2007] O.J. No. 2639

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Maerkov, [2007] O.J. No. 2619

Chapman v. Canada (Minister of Health and Welfare), [2007] S.J. No. 176

Boyuk v. Loblaws Supermarkets Ltd., [2007] O.J. No. 732

Whitefish Lake Band of Indians v. Canada (Attorney General), [2006] O.J. No. 245

Chan v. Erin Mills Town Centre Corp., [2005] O.J. No. 5027

Shand Estate v. Loblaws Supermarkets Ltd., [2005] O.J. No. 1420

Attis v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Health et al., 75 O.R. (3d) 302

Horodynsky Farms Inc. v. Zeneca Corp. (c.o.b. Zeneca Agro), [2004] O.J. No. 2526

Loblaws Supermarkets Ltd. v. Shand Inquest (Coroner of), [2004] O.J. No. 780

Loblaws Supermarkets Ltd. v. Shand Inquest (Coroner of), [2004] O.J. No. 619

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Discipline Case Summary, Michael Tam
Attis v. Canada (Minister of Health), [2003] O.J. No. 4708

Stewart v. Canada (Attorney General), [2003] F.C.J. No. 947

Cicciarella v. Clarica Life Insurance Co., [2003] O.J. No. 1213

Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto v. Shand Inquest (Coroner of), [2003] O.J. No. 1117

Nicolardi v. Daley, [2003] O.J. No. 1303

Attis v. Canada (Minister of Health), [2003] O.J. No. 344

Ontario (Attorney General) v. CH2M Gore & Storrie Ltd., [2002] O.J. No. 3611

Reid v. Dow Corning Corp., [2002] O.J. No. 3414

Stewart v. Canada (Attorney General), [2001] F.C.J. No. 659

Gutterman v. Super Fitness Steeles Inc., [2001] O.J. No. 1561

Peel District School Board 19 v. 553517 Ontario Ltd. (c.o.b. Munden Park Electric), [2001] O.J. No. 163

District School Board 19 v. 553517 Ontario Ltd. (c.o.b. Munden Park Electric), [2000] O.J. No. 4681

Stewart v. Canada (Attorney General), [1999] F.C.J. No. 1996

L.M. v. Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration), [1999] F.C.J. No. 459

Martin v. Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration) (T.D.), [1999] 3 F.C. 287

Interna Furniture Design Ltd. v. SEP Holdings Ltd., [1999] O.J. No. 879

Martin v. Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration), [1999] F.C.J. No. 113

Clearway Insurance Brokers Inc. v. Law & Miller Ltd., [1998] O.J. No. 6089

Yi (Litigation guardian of) v. Boyes, [1998] O.J. No. 3820

Chrappa v. Ohm, [1998] O.J. No. 1678

Thompson v. Ballantyne, [1997] O.J. No. 4407

Whiteford v. Loblaw Supermarket, [1997] O.J. No. 1720

Thompson v. Ballantyne, [1996] O.J. No. 4856

Yi et al. v. Boyes et al., [1996] I.L.R. I-3357

Chrappa v. Ohm, [1996] O.J. No. 1667

Yi (Litigation Guardian of) v. Boyes, [1996] O.J. No. 1675

Chrappa v. Ohm, [1996] O.J. No. 1663

J.S. v. Clement, [1995] O.J. No. 1849

S. (J.) v. Clement, [1995] O.J. No. 248

Tomblin v. Incursus Ltd., [1995] O.J. No. 809

Walker v. CFTO Ltd., [1994] O.J. No. 448

Walker v. CFTO Ltd., [1994] O.J. No. 83

Rustecki v. Da Silva, [1992] O.J. No. 1439

Potts v. Gluckstein, 8 O.R. (3d) 556

Potts v. Gluckstein, [1992] O.J. No. 1173

Dyer v. Canada, [1992] F.C.J. No. 238

Walker v. CTV Television Network Ltd., [1992] O.J. No. 141

Maple Leaf Mills v. Royal Insurance, [1990] I.L.R. 1-2668

Piche v. Brooks, [1989] O.J. No. 1374

Bosch v. Brown, [1989] O.J. No. 1246

Abdool v. North American Life, [1990] O.J. 1732

Gallant v. Fialkov, [1989] O.J. No. 1230

Abdool v. North American Life, [1987] O.J. 748

Burns Fry Ltd. v. Aetna Casualty Co. of Canada, [1987] O.J. No. 2373

Borden & Elliot v. Zaichuk, [1986] O.J. 133

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Bouzianis v. Kanellopoulos, [1985] O.J. No. 1620

Riosa et al. v. Marko et al., [1984] O.J. No. 607 Spagnolo v. Margessons, (1983) 41 O.R. (2d) 65

Grishko v. Barbour (Ont. H.C.J.), [1983] O.J. No. 319

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Computerized Meetings v. Moore, (1982), 40 O.R. (2d) 88

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Frederick v. Abstainers, (1980) 35 O.R. (2d) 592