Kraft (1999), 121 O.A.C. 331 (Ont. C.A.)
Kraft (1999), 48 R.F.L. (4th) 132 (Ont. C.A.)
Peter A. Simm was sole counsel for the successful Appellant in Kraft (1999, Ont. C.A.), vanquishing a Certified Specialist in Family Law (an area in which Simm does not otherwise practice).
Simm was retained after the loss at trial, and after a judge had refused to reopen the matter because there was not “an arguable case on the merits,” and after the appeal had been dismissed for failure to perfect within time.
Simm first won a motion in the Court of Appeal to reinstate the appeal. His winning argument on the appeal itself focused on a single, novel point of law that had been overlooked at trial and by the law firm that retained him.
Kraft is cited in 10 legal textbooks and is the subject of commentaries in two legal periodicals.
Full cite: Kraft v. Kraft , 1999 CanLII 3732, 121 O.A.C. 331, 48 R.F.L. (4th) 132, 1999 CarswellOnt 1620,  O.J. No. 1995 (Ont. C.A.); reversing 74 O.T.C. 356, 1998 CarswellOnt 3355,  O.J. No. 3301 (Ont. Ct. (G.D.)).
The 2019 Annotated Divorce Act - MacDonald & Wilton - sums Kraft
Canadian Divorce Law & Practice (2nd ed.) - MacDonald & Ferrier - sums Kraft
Cohabitation: The Law in Canada - Holland & Stalbecker-Poutney - cites Kraft
Canadian Family Law (7th ed.) - Payne & Payne - cites Kraft
Families & The Law (2nd ed.) - Mossman et al. - cites Kraft
Family - Halsbury's Laws of Canada - Lenkinski - cites Kraft
Matrimonial Property Law in Canada - McLeod & Mamo - cites Kraft
Ontario Family Law Act Manual (2nd ed.) - Hainsworth - sums Kraft
Ontario Family Law Practice 2019 - Steinberg et al. - sums Kraft
Ontario Small Claims Court Practice 2019 - Zuker & Winny - sums Kraft
Annual Review of Family Law 2000 - McLeod & Mamo - sums Kraft
48 R.F.L. (4th) 132 (1999) - Kraft annotation by J.McLeod