Legal Wit — Pay the Piper

Legal Wit — Pay the Piper


We have a marvellous legal system in Ontario. Anybody is permitted to walk into a courthouse and commence a civil law suit about anything. The court will patiently provide all of the time and services reasonably (and, sometimes, unreasonably) necessary. The matter may go on interminably (and, usually, does) but our accommodating nature does not abate; our patience persists; we listen, we sit and we listen some more. However, when the law suit ends, the idioms arrive: the chickens come home to roost; the jig is up; the second shoe is about to drop; the cat is out of the bag; the fat lady sings; one sows what one reaps; and, here, so aptly, the cacophonous wail in the background is that of a piper, warming up and waiting to be paid - the sum of $1,316,535.16, to be precise.

Hearing Clinic (Niagara Falls) Inc. v. 866073 Ontario Ltd. |
2015 CarswellOnt 2428 |
Ontario Superior Court of Justice
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