Jennifer Walker


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Zika v. Martel (2019 ONSC 662)
motion for summary — email — endorsement — lifting the stay — service
Justice S. Corthorn

Nduwayo v. Muhonga (2019 ONSC 681)
father — costs — parenting — child support — access
Justice J. Audet

Smith v. Reynolds (2019 ONSC 634)
access — motion — recognizance — email — self-represented in this proceedings
Justice P. MacEachern

Blair v. Hamilton (2019 ONSC 622)
costs — legal fees — motion — acted unreasonably — parenting
Justice P. MacEachern

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Gillis v. Gillis (2019 ONSC 382)
spousal support — motion — offer — costs on a full recovery — expenses
Justice T. Engelking

Smith v. Reynolds (2019 ONSC 359)
motion — ordered access — today — email — comply
Justice P. MacEachern

Smith v. Redhead (2019 ONSC 312)
child support — tables — income information — email — payor
Justice P. MacEachern

O’Connell v. Awada (2019 ONSC 273)
income — evidence — error of mixed — beneficial — argues
Justice S. Kershman

Malboeuf v. Hanna (2019 ONSC 222)
costs — motion — letter from the insurer — legal fees — offer
Justice P. MacEachern

Abdulhadi v. Ahmad (2019 ONSC 215)
million dinars — child — marriage — maher — spousal support
Justice T. Engelking

Mulloy v. Mulloy (2019 ONSC 38)
costs — disclosure motions — offers to settle — successful — proportionality
Justice P. MacEachern

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Cameron v. Cameron (2018 ONSC 7770)
children — parenting time — weekends — hours — school
Justice T. Engelking

Hawes v. Hawes (2018 ONSC 7769)
motion — costs — offer — parenting time — children
Justice T. Engelking

Davis v. Davis (2018 ONSC 7767)
costs — arrears of child support — fees — disbursements — spent
Justice T. Engelking

Sultana v. Mohammed (2018 ONSC 7515)
children — income — intentionally under-employed — resume — indicated
Justice T. Engelking

Granter v. Tricco (2018 ONSC 6906)
income — child support payable — expenses — arrears of child support — set-off calculation
Justice S. Corthorn

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Blair v. Hamilton (2018 ONSC 7318)
children — parenting schedule — arbitration — counselling — custody
Justice P. MacEachern

Salmanmanesh v. Forozandeh (2018 ONSC 7267)
travel with the child — motion — urgent — father — advisory
Justice P. MacEachern

Vernon v. NEO Family and Children’s Services (2018 ONSC 7231
standard of care — expert evidence — genuine issue requiring — professional — fact-finding powers
Justice S. Gomery

Reeves v. Cooper (2018 ONSC 7137)
biological — custody of the child — maternal great grandmother — paternal grandmother — great aunt
Justice M. Shelston

Trépanier v. Hunter (2018 ONSC 7086)
contempt — access — visits — child — weekend
Justice S. Gomery

Civil Matters

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#ThrowbackThursday: Library Entrance Before and After 1

Last week, I was asked to participate in a panel for the National Capital Association of Law Libraries on the topic of library renovations. As some of you may know, the Library of Parliament has undergone significant renovations in the last few years, and will actually be moving out of Centre Block for the duration of their upcoming renovation work. Our renovation was nothing like the scale of their project, but we did have some similar experiences in renovating a library all the same.

As I was preparing for the panel, I put together some before and after shots of the library, and it was staggering to look at the pictures so closely side by side. Our renovation project is slowly creeping toward the finish line (we have some heating issues to resolve, and I’m sure we can agree that an Ottawa winter without proper heating wouldn’t be ideal!), and we still need to hang art work, but take a look at these four pictures from when you enter the library.

   

 

   

I’m struck by how narrow everything feels in the before photos. Many people remark on how huge the space feels when you walk in now, and it’s easy from these to see why!


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Boily v. Eaton (2018 ONSC 7078)
spousal support — annual income — payable — child support — evinced
Justice T. Engelking

Boily v. Eaton (2018 ONSC 7042)
income — expenses — on-going spousal support — daycare — child support
Justice T. Engelking

Clarke v. Clarke (2018 ONSC 7023)
child support — reasonable opportunity to be heard — address — set aside the registration — notice
Justice D. Summers

Majeed v. Chaudry (2018 ONSC 6977)
spousal support — pay to the applicant spousal — costs — bad faith — offer
Justice M. Shelston

Edwards v. Edwards (2018 ONSC 6869)
child support — psychologist — entitlement to spousal support — change — income
Justice J. Mackinnon

Davidson v. Davidson (2018 ONSC 6878)
bad faith — child support — costs — unreasonably — successful in obtaining
Justice J. Blishen

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#ThrowbackThursday: Civil Litigation Updated 1998 1

As the steady stream of Ottawa litigators heading to Mt. Tremblant begins this afternoon, we’re looking back at the conference program from 20 years ago. As it happens, the conference that year was also held in Tremblant.

The resolution of the only copy of the agenda that we have for the 1998 conference is unfortunately pretty hard to read, but we’ve done our best. Unless someone knows how to convert a 98 File to .docx, this will have to do! I love that there was a session on Y2K. Remember Y2K?


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Smoak-Huszar v. Huszar (2018 ONSC 6646)
costs — successful — spousal support — proportionality — youngest
Justice P. MacEachern

Niranjan v. Rajaghatta (2018 ONSC 6641)
costs — successful — reasonableness — behaved unreasonably — disclosure
Justice P. MacEachern

Oderkirk v. Oderkirk (2018 ONSC 6594)
spousal support — provisional — variation — income — retirement
Justice P. MacEachern

Rayes v. Dominguez-Cortes (2018 ONSC 6580)
costs — motion — pay — orders — stay
Justice P. MacEachern

Martin v. Watts (2018 ONSC 6566)
matrimonial home — account — joint line of credit — interim disbursements — money
Justice J. Mackinnon

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New Lexis Advance Quicklaw Feature: Practice Areas

If you’re a fan of Lexis Advance Quicklaw for your research, you’ll want to take note of this new feature!

 

When you’re on the Quicklaw homescreen, take note of the new tab under “Explore Content” which directs you to “Practice Area.” By clicking on that tab, you’ll pull up a brand new list of practice areas.

 

This list of 10 practice areas (Construction, Criminal, Employment, Family Immigration, Insurance, Labour, Real Estate, Securities, and Wills, Estates, and Trusts) will lead you to a page that allows you to either browse resources in these areas, or perform a search exclusively in materials related to that practice.

 

In the above example, you can see the “Criminal Law” practice area. Searching in the box at the top will just search Criminal primary law (legislation and decisions), criminal law secondary materials (such as textbooks or the Halsbury’s), and criminal drafting materials.

This is a great new feature that allows you to narrow your research down very quickly and easily. We hope you find it useful on your next research task!


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

De Riso v. Randazzo (2018 ONSC 6378)
mid-week overnight access — costs — parenting — alternating — offer
Justice T. Engelking

Uwitonze v. Mugabarabona (2018 ONSC 6334)
family law litigation — context of the family — application — partition — motion
Justice S. Corthorn

Obregon v. Montgomery (2018 ONSC 6070)
restraining — access — temporary sole custody — supervised — sole custody of the child
Justice P. MacEachern

Gundersen v. Gundersen (2018 ONSC 6009)
garnishment — refiling — refund — income tax — costs
Justice T. Nieckarz

Leelaratna v. Leelaratna (2018 ONSC 5983)
father — therapeutic — counselling — access — child
Justice J. Audet

Casault v. McNally (2018 ONSC 5945)
father — expenses — child support — income — after-tax net childcare costs
Justice P. MacEachern

Civil Matters

Leopold Edwin Siberg v. Bruyère Continuing Care Inc. (2018 ONSC 6460)
motion — hospital — substantial indemnity scale — guardian — costs
Justice C. MacLeod

Daly Square Inc. v. 1786097 Ontario Inc. and Camille Mikhael (2018 ONSC 6404)
mortgage — damage — monitoring probe data — engineer — equitable
Justice H. Williams

Scullion v. Munro (2018 ONSC 6371)
valuation — companies — bonding — catch basin — shareholding
Justice C. Hackland

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