Publications

Books and Articles

Since 2001, Janet has authored the leading Canadian text on private international law, Canadian Conflict of Laws, which is among the most cited academic works in Canadian courts. Her publications span the range of subjects in international dispute resolution and comparative procedure.

Books

In addition to Canadian Conflict of Laws, Janet has authored and edited a number of works, and journal special issues on international, comparative and domestic procedure, including:

 

  • Castel & Walker: Canadian Conflict of Laws (LexisNexis, 5th edition 2001+, 6th edition 2005+)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Canada: Conflict of Laws (LexisNexis, 1st issue 2006, 2nd issue 2016)
  • Private International Law in Common Law Canada (Emond, 3rd edition 2010, 4th edition 2016) Co-editor
  • Class Actions in Canada (Emond, 2013, 2d ed 2018 forthcoming) General Editor
  • The Civil Litigation Process: Cases and Materials, (Emond Montgomery, 5th ed, 1999 as Co-editor), (6th ed, 2005, 7th ed, 2010, 8th ed, 2018 as General Editor)
  • Common Law, Civil Law and the Future of Categories (Markham: LexisNexis, 2010) Co- Editor, with Oscar Chase, also published as (2010) 49 S.C.L.R. (2d)
  • Civil Litigation (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2010) with Lorne Sossin
  • The Vis Book: A Participant’s Guide to the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Huntington, NY: Juris, 2007) General Editor
  • E drejta ndërkombëtare private (Private International Law: A Course for Magistrates), Magistrates’ School, Tirana, Albania (World Bank, 2005) with Arta Mandro-Balili and Ardian Kalia
  • A Practical Guide to Mooting (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 1995) with S Williams
  • Special Issue on Judicial Jurisdiction, Osgoode Hall Law Journal (2017), Guest Editor
  • Special Issue on Teaching Procedure, Osgoode Hall Law Journal (2013) Guest Editor
  • Special Issue of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal in Honour of Jean-Gabriel Castel, (2000) Guest Editor

Articles and Chapters

  • “Internet Intermediaries in Canadian Courts: Facebook and Google” (forthcoming 2018)
  • “Class Actions Come of Age in Ontario” in The Class Action Effect – From the Legislator’s Imagination to Today’s Uses and Practices, ed Catherine Piché (forthcoming 2018)
  • “Conflict of Laws” in LGBTQ Law in Canada, eds Joanna Radbord and Marc Rodrigue (forthcoming 2018)
  • “Procedural Order No. 1 Revisited: From Swiss watch to arbitrators’ toolkit” in P. Shaughnessy and S. Tung, The Powers and Duties of an Arbitrator: Liber Amicorum Pierre Karrer (Kluwer, 2017) with D. Jones
  • “Australian and Canadian Perspectives on Arbitration” (2014) 4 Quad. de Colloqui, with D. Jones
  • “Prohibited Means of Obtaining and Presenting Evidence” in Burkhard Hess, ed Reports of the XIVth World Congress, International Association of Procedural Law (2013)
  • “Class Actions in Canada” in Class Actions in International Perspective, eds Diego Corapi – Gianluca Scarchillo 2013
  • “XVIIIth Moot” in eds L Barrington, N Casado Filho, C Finkelstein, The Danubia Files (Parker, CO: Outskirts Press, 2013)
  • “Cultural Dimensions of Group Litigation” in Civil Procedure in Cross-Cultural Dialogue (Moscow: CTATYT, 2012)
  • “Class Actions: Settlement, Approval, Res Judicata, Claims Administration and Cy-pres Awards” in Procesos Colectivos/Class Actions (Buenos Aires, U de Buenos Aires, 2012)
  • “Who’s Afraid of US-style Class Actions?” (2012) Southwestern International LJ 509
  • “Summary Judgment has its Day in Court” (2012) 37 Queen’s LJ 697
  • “Same-sex Divorce Tourism Comes to Canada” (2012) LQR 344
  • “Ethical Lawyering in the Clientless World of Class Actions in Canada (2012) Jotwell
  • “Current Jurisdictional and Recognitional Issues in the Conflict of Laws” (2011) 50 Cdn Bus LJ 499 (with Vaughan Black and Joost Blom)
  • “Canada” in The Funding and Costs of Civil Litigation in Comparative Perspective (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011) 239 (with Erik Knutsen)
  • “Conflict of Laws by Stephen G.A. Pitel and Nicholas S. Rafferty” (2010) 49 Cdn Bus LJ 478
  • “Are National Class Actions Constitutional?—A Reply to Hogg and McKee (2010) 48 Osgoode Hall LJ 95
  • “Applying Foreign Law” in Private International Law in Common Law Canada (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2010) 553
  • “Immovables” in Private International Law in Common Law Canada (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2010) 785
  • “El Litigio en Materia Civil y las Nuevas Technologías” en Roberto Berizonce, XXV Congreso Nacional de Derecho Procesal: Hacia el Bicentenario – Por una jusiticia transparente en el sistema republicano (Buenos Aires: Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2010) 1110
  • “Muscutt Misplaced: The Future of Forum of Necessity Jurisdiction in Canada” (2009) 48 Cdn Bus LJ 135
  • “Teck Cominco and the Wisdom of Deferring to the Court First Seised, All Things Being Equal” (2009) 47 Cdn Bus LJ 192
  • “Le droit international privé” in Éléments de common law canadienne – comparaison avec le droit civil québécois, A Grenon ed (2008) 439
  • “Recognizing Multijurisdiction Class Action Judgments within Canada: Key Questions — Suggested Answers” (2008) 46 Cdn Bus 450
  • “Getting the Best Seats in International Commercial Arbitration” (2008) ADRIC Journal 9
  • “Forum Selection Clauses and Unfair Jurisdictions” (2007) 1 Dispute Resolution International 187 with Stefan Rützel and Sylvia Wünsch
  • “New Trends in Procedural Law: New Technologies and the Civil Litigation Process” (2007) 31 Hastings Int’l & Comp LR 251 with Garry Watson
  • “Castillo v Castillo: Closing the Barn Door” (2006) 43 Cdn Bus LJ 487
  • “Agreeing to Disagree: Can We Just Have Words?” (2006) 25 J of Law and Commerce 153
  • “Preliminary or Summary Proceedings, Scope and Importance” in XII Congreso Mundial de Derecho Procesal, Volumen I, eds M Storme & C Gomez-Lara (México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2006) at 193, with Garry Watson
  • “The Role of Domestic Courts in the International Legal Order” (2005) 11 ILSA J International & Comparative Law 365
  • “Coordinating Multijurisdiction Class Actions through Existing Certification Processes” (2005) 42 Cdn Bus LJ 112
  • “Twenty Questions (about Section 23 of the Ontario Limitations Act, 2002) in J Ziegel, et al eds, The New Ontario Limitations Regime: Exposition and Analysis (Toronto, Ont Bar Assoc, 2005) 95
  • “Crossborder Class Actions: A View from across the Border” (2004) Mich State DCL LR 755
  • “The Great Canadian Comity Experiment Continues (2004) 120 LQR 365
  • “The Deconstitutionalization of Canadian Private International Law” (2003) 21 SCLR (2d) 181 (with Vaughan Black)
  • “Foreign Public Law and the Colour of Comity: What’s the Difference between Friends?” (2003) 38 Cdn Bus LJ 36
  • “Must there be Uniform Standards for Jurisdiction in a Federation?” (2003) 119 LQR 567
  • “Rule 17—Service Outside Ontario” in Watson & Perkins eds, Holmested & Watson: Ontario Civil Procedure (2003)
  • “Beyond Real and Substantial Connection: The Muscutt Quintet” in T Archibald and M Cochrane eds, Annual Review of Civil Justice, 2nd ed (Toronto: Carswells, 2003) 61
  • “Enforcement of Judgments in Canada” in T Eisenberg, ed, Debtor-Creditor Law: A Treatise (1911+) (2003)
  • “The Utility of Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure” (2001-04) VI Uniform LR 803
  • “The Canmar Fortune: The Supreme Court of Canada Puts Jurisdiction Agreements Back on Course” (2003) 5 Canadian International Lawyer 144
  • “Canada’s Position on a Multilateral Judgments Convention” in C Charmody ed, Trilateral Perspectives on International Law (3 ed, 2003) 127
  • “Enforcement of Judgments in Canada” in Eisenberg, ed, Debtor-Creditor Law: A Treatise (1911+) (2002)
  • “Beals v Saldanha: Striking the Comity Balance Anew” (2002) 5 Canadian Int’l Lawyer 28
  • “International Dispute Resolution in the 21st Century: The Role of National Courts” Canadian Council on International Law, Looking Ahead: International Law in the 21st Century (2001) 95
  • “Rule 17—Service Outside Ontario” in Watson & Perkins eds, Holmested & Watson: Ontario Civil Procedure (2001)
  • “Restitution in Private International Law by G. Panagopoulos” (2001) 16 Bnkg & Fin LR 489
  • “Are we there yet?: Towards a New Rule for Choice of Law in Tort” (2000) 38 OHLJ 331
  • “Parallel Proceedings—Converging Views” in Cdn Yearbook of Int’l Law (2000) 155
  • “Class Actions in Ontario: Fresh Prospects for Securities Litigation?” in Litigation Issues in the Distribution of Securities: An International Perspective (Kluwer, 1997) (with CF Scott) 455
  • “Interprovincial Sovereign Immunity Revisited” (1997) 35 Osgoode Hall LJ 379
  • “A Tale of Two Fora: Fresh Challenges in Defending Multijurisdictional Claims” (1996) 33 Osgoode Hall LJ 549
  • “Cuba: Will New United States Law Hurt Canadians?” (1996) 3 North American Corporate Lawyer 134 with G Creighton
  • “Should Businesses Fear Canadian Class Actions?” (March, 1996) Int’l Commercial Litigation 18 with B Leon
  • “Applying Morguard to Foreign Judgments” (September, 1995) Int’l Commercial Litigation 37
  • “A New Model for Interprovincial Conflict of Laws” (1995) 2 Commercial Litigation 91
  • “Choice of Law in Tort: The Supreme Court of Canada Enters the Fray” (1995) 111 LQR 397
  • “Immunity for Extraterritorial Enforcement Measures in Canada: The Supreme Court Declines to Decide” (1994) 1 Canadian International Lawyer 17
  • “Military Justice: From Oxymoron to Aspiration” (1994) 32 Osgoode Hall LJ 1
  • “Personal Injury: The New Exception to State Immunity in Canada” (1994) 4 Internews 6
  • “Shawanaga Bound: The Ontario Court of Appeal Decides Hopton v Pamajewon” (1994) 53 Saskatchewan LR 161
  • “A Farewell Salute to the Military Nexus Doctrine” (1993) 2 Nat J Constitutional Law 366
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