Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario, January 1999 – October 2019 Update

The most recent update to our Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario is now available! You can download a copy of the 2019 update here, or find it on the Civil Litigation Practice Portal of the CCLA website.

As always, we would like to thank The Honourable James Chadwick for his leadership on this project, as well as the law students and lawyers who make this update possible every year. This year’s update was completed with the efforts of Parisa Khazra and Alex Di Giovanni of the University of Ottawa Common Law program. Thank you very much, and a job well done!


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Manship v. Manship (2019 ONSC 7535)
child — matrimonial home — counsellor — spousal support — one-half of the net
Justice P. MacEachern

Anderson v. Haywood (2019 ONSC 7497)
access — daycare — child — second weekend — father
Justice T. Engelking

Stewart v. Fuhgeh (2019 ONSC 7445)
costs — email — inadvertently — signed — written
Justice J. Mackinnon

V.L. v. M.L. (2019 ONSC 7367)
father — child — access — counselling — relationship
Justice J. Audet

Molla v. Kebry (2019 ONSC 7369)
children — father — grandmother — contempt — travel
Justice T. Engelking

Wakeling v. Debassige (2019 ONSC 6933)
offer — costs — powwows — successful — settle
Justice T. Engelking

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2019 Clawbies: Canadian Law Blog Awards Winners!

Happy New Year! We can’t believe it’s 2020 already.

With the new year brings a new round of winners for the Clawbies, the Canadian Law Blog Awards! It’s evident from the blog roundups we do every month that we have a ton of extraordinarily talented bloggers, podcasters, videographers, and more in the Ottawa region, and we’re extremely happy to see that many of them were recognized for all their hard work in this year’s awards. We’re very happy our CCLA newsletter got a shoutout as well!

Congratulations to the following Ottawa-area winners!

You can find a list of all winners and descriptions of their work at the Clawbies.ca. We look forward to seeing more Ottawa lawyers and legal professionals join the fray in 2020!

 


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Bernard v. Fuhgeh (2019 ONSC 7128)
interlocutory — temporary — motion — process — originating
Justice J. Mackinnon

Wickert v. Matte (2019 ONSC 7018)
matrimonial home — interim spousal support — earned — pension income — separation
Justice R. Smith

Delulio v. Persi (2019 ONSC 6975)
child support — subrule — costs — offer to settle — motion
Justice P. MacEachern

McAuley v. McAuley (2019 ONSC 6970)
costs — motion — style of cause — timesharing — offer
Justice P. MacEachern

Stow v. Davidson (2019 ONSC 6967)
costs — success — offers — child — sought
Justice P. MacEachern

Wakeling v. Debassige (2019 ONSC 6933)
offer — costs — powwows — successful — settle
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

Robson v. Pellerin (2019 ONSC 6729)
children — income — spousal support — parent — overnight
Justice J. Mackinnon

Aden v. Mohamud (2019 ONSC 6493)
marriage — income — spousal support — child — school
Justice T. Engelking

Sparr v. Downing (2019 ONSC 6564)
disclosure — striking — orders — financial — non-compliance
Justice M. O’Bonsawin

Re Galeano (2019 ONSC 4984)
bankruptcy — pension — husband — equalization of net family property — discharge
Justice S. Kershman

Civil Matters

Paul Sun v. Duc-Tho Ma (2019 ONSC 6659)
promissory — million founders shares — corporation — loan — evidence
Justice C. MacLeod

Nimchick v. Nimchick (2019 ONSC 6653)
substantial indemnity costs — reprehensible — fraud — offer — allegations
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Facchini v. The Attorney General of Canada (2019 ONSC 6559)
offer to settle — costs — unnecessarily lengthened — indemnity — all-inclusive amount
Justice P. Roger

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New Titles – November 2019

See the list below for new titles now available at the CCLA library!

 

2020 Annotated Ontario Education Act (Thomson Reuters)

2020 Annotated Tremeear’s Criminal Code (Thomson Reuters)

Annotated Ontario Arbitration Legislation – Arbitration Act, 1991 and International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017, 3rd Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2019 (Thomson Reuters)

Annual Review of Family Law 2018-2019 (Thomson Reuters)

Branding and Copyright for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations, 3rd Ed. (LexisNexis)

Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary, 2019/2020 Ed. (LexisNexis)

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 5th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Commissions of Inquiry (LexisNexis)

Contemporary Canadian Insurance Law (LexisNexis)

The Executor’s Handbook, 6th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Ontario Employment Law Handbook – An Employer’s Guide, 12th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Ontario Family Law Practice, 2020 Ed. (LexisNexis)

Ontario Superior Court Practice: Annotated Rules & Legislation, 2020 Ed. (LexisNexis)

The Privacy Officer’s Guide to Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, 2020 Ed. (LexisNexis)

Real Estate Finance in Canada (LexisNexis)

Researching Legislative Intent: A Practical Guide (Irwin Law)

Trusts in Common-Law Canada, 3rd Ed. (LexisNexis)

Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Canada, 2nd Ed. (LexisNexis)


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Al Sabki v. Al Jajeh (2019 ONSC 6394)
wife — husband — foreign divorce — jurisdiction — dowry
Justice J. Audet

Crockett v. Crockett (2019 ONSC 6375)
spousal support — matrimonial home — ssag-ldfpae — equalization — income
Justice J. Mackinnon

Civil Matters

Falsetto v. Falsetto (2019 ONSC 6405)
motion — fair disclosure — properties — without notice — assets
Justice S. Corthorn

GoodLife Fitness Centres Inc. v. Hicks (2019 ONSC 6381)
partial indemnity scale — disbursements — costs of the application — amount — fees
Justice S. Corthorn

Cash Flow Recoveries Inc. v. Miracle (2019 ONSC 6373)
fuel — father — partnership — debt — genuine issue requiring
Justice A. London-Weinstein

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Ottawa Blog Roll: September-October 2019

Please find below links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community in September and October.

Civil Litigation

Ontario’s Small Claims Court Raising its $$ Limits
– David Plotkin, Condo Adviser

Two appeal decisions spotlight plight of self-represented litigants
– Robert J. De Toni, Merovitz Potechin LLP

What Happens When a Landlord Defaults on their Mortgage?
– Kelli-Anne Day, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Canadian Neighbours Go To Battle Over Maple Tree
– The Ontario Wills and Estates Law Blog

Recreational Trails And Non-Urban Property Use: “Risks Willingly Assumed”
– Najma Rashid, OTLA

No “Home Free” Defence for Commercial Host
– Edward Masters, Mann Lawyers

Is it Time for a Royal Commission on Occupational Illness & Compensation?
– Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Injured Workers Seek UN Recommendations on Deeming
– Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Interim Construction Adjudication Takes Effect in October 2019
– Bryce Dillon & Keith A. MacLaren, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

Condominium Law

The 10-Day Countdown to Condo Liens is Not as Simple as it Sounds
– Graeme Macpherson, Condo Adviser

Condo Declaration May Not Impose an Obligation to Lease Parking in Perpetuity
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condo’s Legal Bills Sent to be Assessed
– Graeme Macpherson, Condo Adviser

Court Expands Condo Lien Notification Requirements
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Harassment in the Condominium Setting
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Buyer Beware: Enhanced Disclosure for Purchasers of Pre-construction Condominiums
– Emily Deng, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Condominium Landlords Can Be Held Responsible for their Tenants
– Mohiminol Khandaker, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

What’s in a Majority? The Buzz on By-Laws
– Andrea Daly, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

A.K. c. J-Y.S. (2019 ONSC 6199)
père — mère — garde — pension alimentaire — visites
Juge S. Gomery

Barrett v. Barrett (2019 ONSC 6197)
motion — financial — spousal support — child — daughters
Master A. Kaufman

Freedman v. Freedman (2019 ONSC 6065)
spousal support — motion to change — arrears — pay costs in the amount — disclosure
Justice J. Audet

Sassa c. Moki (2019 ONSC 6037)
mère — père — visites — incident — parent
Justice S. Gomery

Cohen v. Cohen (2019 ONSC 5957)
costs — motion — bifurcation — sub-rule — successful
Justice J. Audet

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A Definitive Guide for When to Gown (or Not Gown) in Ottawa

We’re often asked about robing protocol and to be honest, we don’t know. We’re not lawyers and the entire practice around when to gown or not seems like a mystery to us! Unfortunately, it wasn’t clear for lawyers, either. Which is why <drumroll> we’re very excited to present our Definitive Guide for When to Gown (or Not Gown) in Ottawa.

 

We’ve also posted this to our website under the Practice Portals, along with a text version, and we’ll be hanging them up in the Library, Lounge, and Robing Rooms too. Hope it helps!

Thank you to the many people who have helped with this chart, including Sean Bawden, Jonathan Richardson, Karen Ann Reid, and members of judiciary of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.