Jennifer Walker

New on CanLII: Browne v. Dunn

A small ripple of excitement went up on legal Twitter yesterday when CanLII announced that a copy of the seminal case Browne v Dunn (1893) 6 R 67 (H.L.) was now available for free online. This case has plagued Canadian law libraries somewhat over the years – it’s incredibly important, regularly cited, and before now, not freely available anywhere. Many libraries, ours included, had an old photocopied version kicking around for when it was needed. Thanks to the Great Library at the LSUC, a copy is now up on CanLII. Enjoy!

Resource Spotlight: The Criminal Law Series by Emond Publishing

We’ve written about books from Emond Publishing before on Robeside Assistance, and we wanted to do so again to feature a relatively new series they have available. With the first book in the series published just last year, Emond has launched their “Criminal Law Series.” This series, currently up to four published titles, features easy to read and concise books on many aspects of the criminal justice system and criminal law practice, authored by both defence and Crown counsel. These books are geared toward the criminal law practitioner, and would be superb for anyone new to this area of law or would like a refresher.

Just last week, we received their newest entry to the series – Prosecuting and Defending Sexual Offence Cases: A Practitioner’s Handbook. To check out more about this book, including a summary table of contents, click here. This book joins other titles we’ve previously purchased, on youth criminal justice, extradition, and criminal appeals. The next titles to be published are scheduled to be on digital evidence and fraud cases, and we’re greatly looking forward to adding those to the collection.  If you’d like to review any of these books at our library, you’ll find these in the criminal law section of the Texts collection (or just ask us as the front desk!).

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Geisler v. Georgeoff (2017 ONSC 5746)
child — access — relationship — best — stepmother
Justice R. Beaudoin

CAS Ottawa v. C.W. (2017 ONSC 5761)
father — care — child — supervision — temporary
Justice C. MacLeod

Kirvan v. Kirvan (2017 ONSC 5661)
spousal support — offer — equalization — successful — life insurance
Justice M. Shelston

Guertin v. Dumas (2017 CanLII 64970)
bad faith — costs — offer — child s school — motion
Justice M. Shelston

Bouchard v. Poulin (2017 CanLII 64969)
docketed — motion — bill of costs — legal fees — offer to settle
Justice M. Shelston

Obam Dallaire v. Dallaire (2017 ONSC 5608)
motion — support — costs — jurisdiction — bonus
Justice R. Beaudoin

Civil Matters

Bouchard c. CECCE & Dupuis (2017 ONSC 5595)
expert — animation culturelle — écoles — impartialité — témoignage
Juge S. Gomery

Winmar v Steak & Sushi (2017 ONSC 5930)
equitable set-off — restoration — work — genuine issue requiring — contract
Justice R. Beaudoin

Abdollahpour v. Abdollahpour (2017 ONSC 5921)
costs — offer — motion — indemnity — inclusive of disbursements
Justice J. Parfett

McPeake v. Cadesky & Associates (2017 ONSC 5705)
firm — trust deed — retainer — shareholders — genuine issue requiring
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Treats v. Burloak (2017 ONSC 5692)
entire agreement clause — lease — email — building — occupancy
Justice H. Williams

Ridley Estate v. Eagan, Desjardins Financial Security et al. (2017 ONSC 5663)
funds — misappropriated — estates — served with the motion record — monies
Justice S. Corthorn

Maxrelco Immeubles Inc. v Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. (2017 ONSC 5836)
answers to undertakings — insurance policy — expert — discovery — produce
Justice M. O’Bonsawin

Dunn et al. v. TD Waterhouse and Eagan (2017 ONSC 5805)
funds — estates — misappropriated — individuals — search
Justice S. Corthorn

Criminal Matters

R. v. A.(E.G.) (2017 ONSC 5315)
evidence — acts of intercourse — father — sexual contact — events
Justice S. Corthorn

R. v. K.C. (2017 ONSC 5803)
pedophilia — sexual — dangerous offender — recidivism — predicate
Justice K. Phillips

R v. Arifi (2017 ONSC 5687)
defense — confession — voluntariness — motion for non-suit — evidence
Justice S. Gomery

R. v. Jacko (2017 ONSC 5584)
aboriginal — probation — sentence — community — knife
Justice C. MacLeod

R. v. M. (2017 ONSC 5537)
text message — reasonable doubt — cocaine — evidence — clinging
Justice P. Roger

Divisional Court Decisions from Ottawa Judges

Norma Wexler v. Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 28 (2017 ONSC 5697)
costs — penalize — principle — standard of review — amount
Justice M. O’Bonsawin


Newly Received Materials from LSUC CPD

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.

Indigenous Law Issues 2016 (November 14, 2016)

  • Indigenous legal and justice issues : lessons learned from inside and outside the courtroom / Stephen O’Neill
  • Contracting out of the Indian Act : traditional protections v. 21st : century commercial forces / Murray Teitel
  • Supreme Court of Canada discussions about Indigenous peoples : a primer list for 2016 / Signa A. Daum Shanks

Class Actions for Civil Litigators (November 15, 2016)

  • Bringing and defending class actions : 10 things plaintiffs’ and defense counsel need to know / Neil Campbell, Laura Cooper, Eliot Kolers, Linda Visser
  • From a speed bump to a stop sign : recent developments in securities class actions / James D.G. Douglas, Alessandra Nosko
  • The continuing evolution of privacy class actions in Canada / Nicole Henderson, Catherine Beagan Flood

Harassment in the Workplace: Understanding the New Obligations (March 28, 2017)

  • Protecting Ontario workers from harassment : changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act under Bill 132 / Cassandra Ma, Mihad Fahmy, Julie McAlpine-Jeffries
  • Bill 132 & mandatory workplace harassment programs : taking the Ministry of Labour’s program from paper to practice / Samantha Lamb
  • When managers harass : dealing with the aftermath / Nadine S. Zacks

The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017 (May 8, 2017)

  • Client retainer conflict issues / Susan Easterbrook
  • Joint assets and planning considerations / Debra L. Stephens
  • Drafting tips for primary and secondary wills / Kathleen Robichaud

Administrative Law Practice Basics 2017 (May 16, 2017)

  • How to run an administrative law file from retainer to hearing / Andrew Pinto
  • How to run an administrative law file from retainer to hearing / Andrew Pinto
  • Ensuring that you know the rules, regulations and right of appeal / Elise J. Hallewick, Kerry MacDonell

Criminal Law Practice Basics 2017 (May 13, 2017)

  • The initial meeting and instructions / Paul Calarco
  • Judicial criminal pre-trial best practices / Ontario Court of Justice
  • Building your practice / Anthony Moustacalis

Entertainment & Media Law Symposium 2017 (April 27-28, 2017)

  • Dabble, dabble – toil – and trouble the challenges of practising media and entertainment law / Simon Chester
  • The cross-border challenge : navigating American and Canadian talent guilds / Jayme Alter
  • Copyright reform is back : looking ahead to parliament’s five-year review : Annotated Copyright Modernization Act amendments / Jay Kerr-Wilson, Laura Konkel

7th Annual Business Law Summit (May 11, 2017)

  • Ontario business law reform / Jennifer Babe
  • Corporate pro bono : providing pro bono legal services to small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs / Victoria Crewe-Nelson
  • eSignature tools best practices / Mara Nickerson

Upcoming Webinar: Finding the Perfect Precedent

For years, one of our most popular lunchtime training sessions has been “Finding the Perfect Precedent.” Everyone loves finding a precedent that is exactly what they need for for their client, but sorting through the mountain of materials available can be daunting. To hopefully make this session even easier to attend, we’ve decided to make it a webinar!

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at noon, we’ll be running Finding the Perfect Precedent online. This session will cover both online and print resources, including of course the most popular precedents collection in our library (and maybe your library, too), O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms. The cost for the webinar is just $10.00, and you can register online here.

#ThrowbackThursday: CBC Archives “On This Day”

Today’s Throwback doesn’t directly have to do with law, but I just stumbled across this portion of the CBC website and definitely wanted to share it.

In the digital archives of the CBC, they’ve built an “On This Day” feature that allows you to watch a news clip from the top story of a day from some point in CBC’s broadcasting past. They’ve selected topic for each day of the year, with some incredibly varied new stories.

As today is September 28, their news story for the day dates from 2000 – “Pierre Trudeau Dies at 80.”

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Burns v. Burns (2017 ONSC 5615)
equalization of net family property — genuine issue requiring — spousal support — agreement — marriage
Justice J. Blishen

Ross v. Lussier (2017 ONSC 5569)
costs — offer to settle — motion — indemnity — articling student
Justice M. Shelston

Kirvan v. Kirvan (2017 ONSC 5560)
spousal support — amount of life insurance — death benefit — indexation — estate
Justice M. Shelston

Bloom v. Bloom (2017 ONSC 5538)
offer to settle — spousal support — motion — income — imputed
Justice A. Doyle

Elkout v. Elkout (2017 ONSC 5475)
child support — pro rata — retroactive credit — school — expenses
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Bisumbule c. Conway (2017 ONSC 5450)
sommaire — prescription des actions — res judicata — offres — question litigieuse nécessitant la tenue
Juge M. O’Bonsawin

Bernard v. Fuhgeh (2017 ONSC 5432)
net proceeds — urgent — costs — amended notice of motion — affidavit
Justice J. Audet

C.A.S. v. M.G. (2017 ONSC 5420)
child — care — motion — grandmother — extended family
Justice M.Linares de Sousa

Rivest-Marier v. Emond (2017 ONSC 5410)
offers to settle — bad faith — costs — child support — settlement conference
Justice M. Shelston

Civil Matters

The Corporation of the United Counties of Prescott & Russell v. David S. Laflamme Construction Inc. and Waterproof Concrete (Canada) Ltd. (2017 ONSC 5437)
bridge — limitation period — admixture — concrete — discoverability
Justice M. O’Bonsawin

Ottawa Humane Society v. Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (2017 ONSC 5409)
non-suit clause — affiliate — directors — animal welfare — enforcement
Justice R. Beaudoin

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority v. Bucci (2017 ONSC 5407)
fence — title — lands — centerline — boundary
Justice L. Sheard

Ling v. Bemac Auto Body Ltd. (2017 ONSC 5321)
cross-examinations of the affiants — affidavit — served — motion for summary — costs
Justice R. Beaudoin

Criminal Matters

R. v. Carson (2017 ONSC 5371)
lobbying — organization — funding — public office holders — activities
Justice C. MacLeod

Divisional Court Decisions from Ottawa Judges

Joyce Corinne Farrell v. Bell Canada (2017 ONSC 5436)
poles — easement — awry — settlement — stay
Justice K. Phillips

Court of Appeal Decisions of Local Interest

Nylene Canada Inc. v. Arnprior (Town) (2017 ONCA 726)
municipality — wastewater processing services — immune — motion — water
Justices A. Hoy, J. MacFarland, and G. Huscroft

El-Khodr v. Lackie (2017 ONCA 716)
no-fault benefits — future — jury — matching — assistive devices
Justices D. Doherty, J. MacFarland, and P. Rouleau

New on HeinOnline: Canadian Bar Review

HeinOnline has recently announced that the Canadian Bar Review, the journal of the CBA, has now been added to their database. Available issues date all the way back to volume 1 from 1923. As LSUC members, you have free access to HeinOnline, right from your desk. The password changes regularly, so get in touch with us here at the library if you need the most up-to-date version.

Since it is Thursday, here’s a Throwback to the intro to the first article in the first volume.  The title is “Law as a Link of Empire” and it’s authored by The Right Honourable Lord Shaw of Dunferline.

Just the first page – if you’d like a copy of the entire article, let us know!

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Dieng c Seck (2017 ONCS 5276)
aliments — partagé — représentait lui-même réclame des dépens — séparation — protonotaires
Juge P. Roger

Gauthier v. Mallon (2017 ONSC 5231)
costs — offers — spousal support — all-inclusive amount — successful
Justice P. Roger

Bowerman v. Bowerman (2017 ONSC 5192)
without prejudice basis — purposes of this motion — income — registered in post-secondary education — event of any nondisclosure
Justice P. Roger

Civil Matters

Huang v. Fraser Hillary’s Limited (2017 ONSC 5313)
partial indemnity fees — costs — divided success — disbursements — amount
Justice P. Roger

Bazinet v. CompuCom Canada Co., et al. (2017 ONSC 5194)
designated beneficiary of the policy — motion for summary — punitive damages — proceeds of the policy — affiants
Justice S. Corthorn

Merovitz Potechin LLP v. Bahimanga (2017 ONSC 4993)
firm — client — assessment officer — retainer — lawyer
Justice H. Williams

Sarazen v. McTaggart et al. (2017 ONSC 5281)
brothers — genuine issue requiring — bilingual — sign — settlement
Justice M. O’Bonsawin

4381840 Canada Inc. v. Charron, Langlois LLP et al. (2017 ONSC 5189)
alias — actions — seeks partial indemnity costs — successful — number
Justice P. Roger

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