Conner Harris is successful at Ontario Municipal Board motion

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Conner Harris is successful at Ontario Municipal Board motion

Conner Harris recently appeared before the Ontario Municipal Board on behalf of the successful Claimants in Nikolakakos v York (Regional Municipality), 2016 CanLII 1685 (ON OMB). The Claimants brought a motion to compel the disclosure of appraisal reports and agreements as to compensation for neighbouring properties that had also experienced expropriations by the Region. The Board endorsed a broad reading of the requirement of “relevance” when considering productions in expropriations proceeding. It confirmed that concerns about pre- or post-expropriation settlements on neighbouring or related properties can be addressed in the weight accorded to them by the member hearing the claim for compensation. The concerns do not preclude disclosure. The Board granted the Claimants’ motion and ordered the disclosure of the requested documents.

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