Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Pey v Pey (2016 ONSC 1909)
spousal support — income — marriage — intentionally under-employed — square feet
Justice M. Shelston

Pey v Pey (2016 ONSC 2520)
children — amendment — access — ill to attend school — reaches six years of age
Justice M. Shelston

Karar v Abo-El Ella (2016 ONSC 2575)
father — e-mail message — conference — urgent — access
Justice S. Corthorn

Wang v Grenier (2016 ONSC 2646)
motion — urgency — assessor — parenting — child
Master C. MacLeod

Laflamme v Judge (2016 ONSC 2526)
motion — child — access — costs — conference
Justice M. Shelston

Barnett v Stratton (2016 ONSC 2447)
access visits — interim motion — father — frequency — report
Justice S. Corthorn

Beach v Tolstoy (2016 ONSC 2423)
child support — retroactive — post-secondary education — expenses — offer
Justice J. Blishen

Civil Matters

Abdollahpour v Banifatemi (2016 ONSC 2420)
partial indemnity costs — offer — register — allow — endorsement
Justice C. Hackland

Bisson o/a Grimes Roofing et al v Drevniok et al (2016 ONSC 2684)
subcontract — third — security — diverted — records
Justice T. Minnema

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Ottawa Blog Roll: April 2016

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Below are links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community through the first half of April.

Civil Litigation

It’s time to open the civil litigation door for sexual assault victims
– Sherif Rizk, Codified Law Blog

It’s Official: Distracted Driving Is Just As Dangerous As Impaired Driving
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Could “Hot Tubbing” Bring Fairness to Personal Injury Claims in both Tort and Accident Benefits?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Changes ahead for Accident Benefits Dispute Resolution
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Compensation from one, several or all
– David Hollingsworth, The Lawyers Weekly

Occupiers’ Liability for Unmarked Hazards
– Danesh Rana, Burke-Robertson LLP

Corporate Law

USAs and Corporate Law: Letting Friends Stay Friends
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett LLP

Crowdfunding those benjamins!
– André Martin, Mann Lawyers

Criminal Law

Tasked with change: finding solutions to the Ottawa jail
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

March Criminal Law Round-up
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

My Brain Made Me Do It: Neuroscience & Criminal Law
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Constitutional Jurisdiction – Confirmed
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Realistically Dangerous
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

Some Is All You Need
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

Marijuana production conviction for selling gardening supplies in Ontario?
– Brett McGarry, McGarry Law

Private Member’s Bills: Torture Abhors a Vacuum
– Michael Spratt

Justice Lauzon calls out the bail system
– Miriam Martin, Avant Law LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Uber and the Sharing Model – An Update
– Alison McEwen, The Workplace Matters

Diverse Workforces are an Important Key to Success
– Karine Dion, The Workplace Matters

Why Restaurants Need to Get Rid of Sexist Workplace Uniform Policies
– Alison McEwen, The Workplace Matters

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Corriveau v Richardson (2016 ONSC 2295)
father — access — spousal support — equalization — success
Justice J. Mackinnon

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v A.V. (2016 ONSC 2084)
costs — successful — indemnity — recordings
Justice M. Labrosse

Nye v Nye (2016 ONSC 1853)
spousal support — material change — payor — variation — age
Justice M. Shelston

Laflamme v Judge (2016 ONSC 2174)
undergo the hair follicle testing — mistake — submit to hair follicle testing — motion — request
Justice M. Shelston

Civil Matters

Muntean v Enablence Canada Inc. (2016 ONSC 923)
lay-off notice — constructive dismissal — treat the lay-off — temporary lay-off — voicemail
Justice T. Ray

Georges v Nahri (2016 ONSC 2294)
shares — genuine issue requiring — evidence — motion for summary — obtain a pre-trial hearing date
Justice B. Warkentin

Ghazi-Daryani v Gibsons LLP (2016 ONSC 2290)
costs thrown away — motion to amend — preparation — offset — submits
Justice R. Beaudoin

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Curry v Curry (2016 ONSC 1893)
husband — wife — income — children — spousal support
Justice A. Doyle

Pilon v Lavigne (2016 ONSC 1965)
loan agreement — cohabitation — jurisdiction — matrimonial home — separation
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Civil Matters

Corbett v Odorico (2016 ONSC 1964)
deductible — caregiving — housekeeping — jury — cap
Justice C. Hackland

Hilco v Engreen (2016 ONSC 1792)
email — scope of work — third party purchasers — equipment — settlement
Justice L. Sheard

LQD Ottawa Inc. v Liquid Nutrition Group Inc. (2016 ONSC 1833)
corporations — seeking substantial indemnity costs — severally — limitation period had expired — proposed
Justice B. Warkentin

Meehan v Good (2016 ONSC 2110)
negligence — limitation period — assessment of accounts — conflict of interest — limited-scope retainer
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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Laveau v Lefebvre (2016 ONSC 1497)
spousal support — offer to settle — commencing — financial disclosure — compensatory
Justice A.Doyle

Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell v C. A. T. (2016 ONSC 1416)
allowing to testify via videoconference — coordination — outlined — alternatingly — favours
Justice P. Roger

Wehbe v Wehbe (2016 ONSC 1445)
husband — wife — spousal support — income — taxi
Justice A. Doyle

Brock v Sorger (2016 ONSC 1498)
offer — expenses — husband — settle — bad faith
Justice A. Doyle

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Ottawa Blog Roll: March 2016

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Below are links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community through the first half of March.

Civil Litigation

Primer on Fraudulent Conveyance Claims
– Owen Bourns, Ottawa Litigation

From FSCO to the LAT: Procedural Changes to Accident Benefits Disputes
– Najma Rashid, OTLA Blog

BC and Ontario Are Cracking Down on Insurance Fraud – But At What Cost?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Solving Ontario’s Auto Insurance IME Problem
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Constitutional Law

Allard Et Al V. Canada Federal Court Decision Favours Patient’s Rights And LPs
– Koby Smutylo, Smutylo Law+

Criminal Law

Fixing our Broken Bail System
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Believing Complainants & Reasonable Doubt
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

February Criminal Law Round-up
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Text me, will ya? Cell Phones, Search Warrants and Privacy in the Digital Forum
– Reem Zaia, Codified

Ontario DUI dismissed due to mistreatment in police custody
– Brett McGarry, McGarry Law

The Plight of the Accused: David vs Goliath
– Michael Spratt

Think Making a Murderer Can’t Happen in Canada? Think Again
– Michael Spratt

Sexual Assaults Are Acts Of Power, Aggression And Control
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Newly Received Materials from LSUC CPD

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Below are some of the most recent CPD materials added to the library collection. Each title links to the book record where you can view more details and the full table of contents. All materials are available in print at the library, or if you’re interested in only a couple of articles, feel free to email us a request for a scanned copy.

16th Annual Employment Law Summit (Oct. 29, 2015)

  • Recent developments in the law of workplace accommodation / Neena Gupta, Andrew Pinto & Dina Awad
  • Update on workplace investigations / Jennifer MacKenzie & Monica Jeffrey
  • Court decisions that puzzle us / Muneeza Sheikh & Abdul-Basit Khan
  • Contingency fee arrangements in wrongful dismissal actions: practical considerations and common pitfalls / Kevin Fox

Bankruptcy and Estates Law: Administration of the Insolvent Estate (Oct. 30, 2015)

  • Basics of estate administration / Kathleen Robichaud
  • The interaction between estate law and bankruptcy law / Frank Bennett
  • Administering the insolvent estate under trusts and estates law / Brian Cohen & Jacob Yau

Indigenous Law Issues (Nov. 5, 2015)

  • Reconciliation: redefining the relationship between First Nations and industry / Randall Kahgee
  • Understanding First Nation land tenure: challenges and opportunities / Cherie Brand & Alexandra Schwarz
  • Commercial relations involving First Nations: what First Nations and non-First Nations need to know / Murray Teitel

Representing Children in Personal Injury Actions (Nov. 19, 2015)

  • Ethical and legal challenges in representing children / Thomas Connolly
  • What’s the damage?: considerations in the damages assessment for injured children and their families / Joni Dobson
  • Minor guardianships in non-traditional families / Nimali D. Gamage & Kathryn Balter

The Six-Minute Real Estate Lawyer 2015 (Nov. 24, 2015)

  • HST rebates – and the cases just keep on coming / Alan Silverstein
  • What are your intentions?: drafting and negotiating letters of intent / Candace Cooper
  • Let the seller beware: what to tell your client not to sign, and what to say if they already did? / Jerry Udell; with assistance from Amanda Camlis

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Corriveau v Richardson (2016 ONSC 1248)
father — separation — child — supervised access — boat
Justice J. Mackinnon

Salame v Massoud (2016 ONSC 1241)
habitually resident — jurisdiction — custody — child — extra-provincial
Justice L. Sheard

Kent v Kent (2016 ONSC 1174)
costs — failed — spousal — separation — support
Justice K. Phillips

Civil Matters

Thomas Scullion et al. v Paul Munro et al. (2016 ONSC 1298)
costs — offer to settle — interim motions — indemnity — number of hours spent
Justice S. Corthorn

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Upcoming Training: Finding the Perfect Precedent

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Our popular “Finding the Perfect Precedent” research session is back: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at noon in the CCLA Library.

We get a lot of requests at the library for precedents. A lot. Accordingly, we like to make sure the library’s precedents collection is on point – we want to be able to offer you the best selection we can. This research session will cover the resources we have, how we’d use them, and also uncover some lesser-known precedent options for when O’Brien’s and Quicklaw won’t cut it. If you need a great refresher (or intro!) to finding precedents, this session is for you.

This session is free, but please click here to RSVP so we know how many people to expect. In the future, we’ll look into providing this session as a webinar, but we won’t be running “Finding the Perfect Precedents” again for several months in any format, so don’t miss out!