Justice Thomas Lederer recently dismissed Subway’s application seeking a Norwich Order against Trent University. In doing so, he provided clarity on a “rare and extraordinary discretionary relief”1 of which there is little jurisprudence on in Canada.
In 1992, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck bought a cup of takeout coffee at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Albuquerque and spilled it on her lap. She sued McDonald’s and a jury awarded her nearly $3 million in punitive damages for the burns she suffered. This case became so famous that in 2011, it was the focus of [...]