Monthly Archives: May 2012

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

All cases available, free of charge, through  Just click on the red links!


Family Matters

Verch v. Verch (2012 ONSC 2621)
matrimonial home—cottage—pay the outstanding property taxes—preservation—non-titled spouse
Justice B. Abrams

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v. Ms. G. (2012 ONSC 2626)
Justice R. Beaudoin

F.O. v. B.O. (2012 ONSC 2576)
Justice P. Annis

Civil Matters

Moberg v. Patafie (2012 ONSC 2904)
principle of proportionality—reasonable expectations of the losing—indemnity costs—disbursements—assessment
Justice G. Toscano-Roccamo

Friend v. Watters (2012 ONSC 2892)
motion—partial indemnity—costs—hours—fees

Justice G. Toscano-Roccamo

St. Lewis v. Rancourt (2012 ONSC 2519)
cross-examinations on the affidavits—res judicata—motion—public to attend the cross-examinations—conference
Justice R. Smith

Cain v. 1150320 Ontario Inc. (The Antique Shoppe) (2012 ONSC 3018)
Justice M. Métivier

Wang v. Byford-Harvey (2012 ONSC 3030)
damages—liability—vehicle—bifurcation—traffic calming measures
Justice R. Smith

Library Tours for Articling and Summer Students

It’s that time of year again! As new students arrive to firms and offices we would love to invite members of the legal community to schedule tours of the CCLA library. These tours are a great opportunity for students to meet library staff and learn about library resources, training opportunities, and services which may support and assist them during their articles or placements. They can also sign up for the CCLA Listserv and begin learning about news, events, and opportunities in the East Region.

Please contact Brenda Lauritzen, the CCLA Library’s Reference Librarian, at or 613-233-7386 x222 to schedule a tour from the following times. If none of these work for you, be sure to get in contact as we would be happy to discuss other options!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 – 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 – 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 – 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 14th, 2012 – 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 – 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 21st, 2012 – 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 – 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 28th, 2012 – 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM

We’d also like to remind you of our upcoming Legal Research Training Session for Articling Students: HeadStart! This program will take place on Friday, August 17, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and will include everything your new students will need to get their articling year started on a great note – an orientation to the library and its resources, preliminary sessions on online legal research tools including Quicklaw and Westlaw, discussion of research strategies, as well as tips on how to get involved in the East Region legal community. You can read more about this session here, and further information will be forthcoming as the date approaches. Spaces are limited, so make sure to RSVP your student(s) today!

Save the Date for HeadStart Ottawa! 2

If you will be taking on any articling students this summer, mark August 17th, 2012 in your calendar! The CCLA Library is presenting a half-day session on legal research, geared exclusively to new articling students.  We’ve adopted the name HeadStart from the excellent, long-running program of the same name in Edmonton!*  Our program will cover the research tools students have available at no cost (either through our Library or online) that will be vital to the research they are now performing in the “real world.”

The cost of the session will be $25.00, and will also include your student’s CCLA Membership for the articling term (which gives members 24/7 access to our library, among other great perks).  Seating will be limited, so don’t delay in registering your student with us!  If you’d like us to add your student to the RSVP list, please send us an email.

Much more information will be coming, so watch for details over the next few months!

Additional Info:

–  The session will conclude in time for a free Articling Student luncheon, also to be held at the CCLA. If your student won’t be able to make the session, they are still invited to lunch – we’d love to meet them!

–  We will still be providing library tours for students over the summer.  Stay tuned for future emails on available tour times.


*Many thanks to Shaunna Mireau for kindly letting us use the HeadStart name!

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Keeping on top of recently published cases can be a challenge, especially if you’re just looking for cases from Ottawa.  To help, we’re starting a new feature here on the blog.  Twice monthly, we will post a list of some of the newly released cases from Ottawa that you can view free of charge and from anywhere through  Of course, we will include a link to the case from these posts, so you can easily click through and read the decision.   We hope you enjoy this feature!

Family Matters

Shaw v. Shaw (2012 ONSC 590)
matrimonial home—wrist—pain—evidence—battery
Justice J. Blishen


Brière v. Saint-Pierre (2012 ONSC 421)
lump sum spousal support—arrears—pension—transferred—periodic
Justice R. Beaudoin

Inosante v. Brooks (2012 ONSC 150)
Justice J. McNamara

Caparelli v. Caparelli (2012 ONSC 2324)
income—spousal support—father—access—alienation
Justice J. Mackinnon

Civil Matters

Kular v. Ecosol Solar Technologies Inc. (2012 ONSC 2674)
Justice R. Beaudoin

Code Inc. v. Indepedent High Electoral Commission (2012 ONSC 2208)
video conferencing—affiants—motion—cross-examinations—travel
Master P. Roger

Paul Daoust Construction & Associates Ltd. v. Caisse populaire Trillium Inc. (2012 ONSC 2709)
Justice M. Métivier

C.C.C. No. 396 v. Claude-Alain Burdet et al (2012 ONSC 1724)
Master P. Roger

Stewart v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (2012 ONSC 2615)
catastrophic impairment—motion—insured person—evidence—full appreciation
Justice J. Blishen

Connerty v. Coles (2012 ONSC 2322)
long-term disability benefits—collective agreement—behalf of all other members—union—local
Justice R. Maranger

Connerty v. Coles (2012 ONSC 2787)
long-term disability benefits—duty—behalf of all other members—full appreciation—lawyer
Justice R. Maranger

Friend v. Watters (2012 ONSC 435)
epidural catheter—infection—abscess—anaesthetists—risks
Justice G. Toscano Roccamo

Lobo v. Carleton University (2012 ONSC 254)
amended pleading—government—universities—duty of care—negligence
Justice G. Toscano Roccamo

Cana International Distributing Inc. v. Standard Innovation Corporation (2012 ONSC 53)
agreement—we-vibe device—stores—application for an interlocutory injunction—initial three-year term
Regional Senior Justice C. Hackland

Assaly v. Assaly (2012 ONSC 2335)
indemnity basis—confidential information—minor—motion—solicitor-client privilege
Justice R. Beaudoin


New Titles: March & April 2012

After compiling the list for these last two months, I was quite surprised and pleased to see the wide breadth of materials we acquired for the CCLA Library.  There’s so much interesting reading in the list below – certainly something for just about everyone – so stop by sometime and check out the new titles.  The usual reminder: we receive all the print materials from LSUC CPD sessions, usually within a month or two of the program.  They’re stored among rest of the text collection, and if you need a hand finding a specific title, just let us know!


Canadian Contractual Interpretation Law, 2nd ed. (LexisNexis)
Canadian Health Law and Policy, 4th ed. (LexisNexis)
Estate Planning Handbook, 4th ed. (Carswell)
Estoppel (LexisNexis)
Examination of Witnesses in Criminal Cases, 6th ed. (Carswell)
Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario 2011 (Carswell / Canada Law Book)
The Law of Employee Use of Technology (Carswell / Canada Law Book)
The Oatley-McLeish Guide to Demonstrative Advocacy (LexisNexis)
Personal Injury Damages, 2012 Edition (LexisNexis)
Sentencing in Ontario (Landon Legal Library Press)
Sprains, Strains and Automobiles: A Medically Illustrated Guide to Commonly Litigated Injuries (Carswell)


2nd Annual In-House Counsel Summit (LSUC)
7th Annual Current Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar (Hamilton Law Association)
Annotated Will 2012 (LSUC)
Appellate Advocacy in Child Protection Cases (LSUC)
Commercial Priorities for Real Estate and Business Lawyers 2012 (LSUC)
Dealing with Costs (LSUC)
Emerging Issues in Directors’ and Officers’ Liability 2012 (LSUC)
The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2012 (LSUC)
The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2012 (LSUC)
Technology Tips for Your Civil Litigation Practice (LSUC)
The Voice of the Child in Family Law (LSUC)
Wills and Estates Practice Essentials 2012 (LSUC)