Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Grove v. Fahad (2024 ONSC 3865)
Civil procedure — Costs — Assessment of quantum — Full recovery — “bad faith”
Justice N. Somji

Alnajm v. Khoury (2024 ONSC 3840)
Civil procedure — Costs — Discretion of Court — Balance of convenience
Justice N. Somji

Aliferis v. Aliferis (2024 ONSC 3776)
Family law — Civil procedure — Costs — Disbursements — Interim disbursements
Justice A. London-Weinstein

Murch v. Lewis (2024 ONSC 3436)
Family law — Child support — Spousal support — Costs
Justice J. Blishen

Ginese v. Fadel (2024 ONSC 3011)
Family law — Property — Division of assets — Occupation rent — Valuation date
Justice J. Audet

Civil Matters

415909 Canada Inc c.o.b. PARS 2000 v. Moghadam (2024 ONSC 3886)
Practice — Preservation of property — Injunction — Interim injunctions
Justice A. Kaufman

Tavana v. Greenberg (2024 ONSC 3861)
Costs — Abuse of process — Motion for summary judgment
Justice C. Hackland

Fortier v. Miller (2024 ONSC 3841)
Costs — Substantial Indemnity
Justice N. Somji

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Newly Received Materials from LSO CPD

Below are some of the most recent LSO CPD materials added to the library collection and are now available for free online! Come by the library to read these in print or click on the linked titles below to download the articles from AccessCLE.

Six-Minute Real Estate Lawyer 2023 (November 15, 2023)

  • Strong mayor powers – a cure to Ontario’s housing crisis? / John Mascarin & Jennifer Bilas
  • Becoming content with contents / Doug Bourassa
  • Recent court decisions impacting condominium disputes in Ontario / Harry Herskowitz & Amy Crystal
  • Making application for absolute title : getting it right and avoiding delays / Izaak de Rijcke

Eight-Minute Family Law Lawyer 2023 (November 28, 2023)

  • Child hearsay : a primer / Nicole Tellier
  • Contempt findings and penalties in family law / Jessica Brown
  • Recognizing foreign marriages and foreign divorces / Michelle DiCarlo
  • An uphill battle temporary parenting orders: appeals and motions to vary / David Tobin & Ainsley Doell

12th Human Rights Summit (December 5, 2023)

  • Family status and its application to remote work / Ellen Low
  • Update on COVID-related human rights cases in employment / Lauri Reesor & Steve Gellatly
  • Current issues in Canadian safe sport investigations / Jennifer White
  • Regulating the use of AI in hiring : a snapshot of Ontario & NYC! / Nicole Heelan, reviewed by Stephanie Kelley

Civil Appeals: The Year in Review 2023 (December 7, 2023)

  • Contract law in 2023 : a year without blockbusters / Geoff Hall & Aya Schechner
  • Civil procedure update 2023 / Michael Watson & Alexandra Psellas
  • 2023 tort law update / case summaries by Dylan Challinor & Mitchell MGowan
  • Limitation periods update : 2023 / Jeremy Opolsky & Alicja Puchta

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Bontes v. Bontes (2024 ONSC 3692)
Practice — Documents — Disclosure — Litigation privilege — Solicitor and client privilege
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Charlton v. Coburn (2024 ONSC 3602)
Family law — Spousal support — Variation — Material change in circumstances
Justice M. Smith

Civil Matters

Hopkins v. Murphy (2024 ONSC 3698)
Torts — Negligence — Loss of chance — Solicitor’s negligence
Justice R. Smith

2449442 Ontario Inc. v. Cambridge Drywall Services LTD. (2024 ONSC 3673)
Costs — Offers to settle — Rule 49
Justice R. Smith

Sparr et al. c. Downing (2024 ONCS 3647)
familiale — vexatoire — faussement — observations écrites — ailleurs un recours abusif
Juge M. Smith

Sabbagh v. Waterford Grand Retirement Residence (2024 ONSC 3642)
Practice — Judgments and orders
Justice S. Corthorn

Marcantonio v. Marcantonio et al (2024 ONSC 3588)
Agency — Power of attorney
Justice M. Smith

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Canadian Open Access Legal Citation Guide

Nothing excites librarians quite like citation guides! While many people are familiar with the products available through the major publishers, our colleagues across the country have been busy working on an open access guide that will be free and accessible for all. We’re so pleased to announce that the Canadian Open Access Legal (COAL) Citation Guide/Guide canadien de la référence juridique en accès libre (RJAL) is now freely available on CanLII.

This guide is a continually-evolving publication, and there is an email included below for any feedback. Stay tuned as well, as there will be training sessions for this guide offered this fall!

You can read the full press release below.

The Canadian Open Access Legal (COAL) Citation Guide/Guide canadien de la référence juridique en accès libre (RJAL), which began with the desire for an open-access legal citation guide in Canada, is now available: https://canlii.ca/t/7nc6q

Over the course of two years, law librarians from across Canada worked together to create the COAL-RJAL Guide. The English version of the Guide is now freely available and hosted on CanLII (2024 CanLIIDocs 830), and the French version is in progress. The Guide is intended to be used throughout the legal field and incorporates feedback contributed by reviewers from Canadian courts, law firms, law journals, law societies, and law schools.

COAL-RJAL is freely available on CanLII, allowing anyone requiring a Canadian legal citation guide to access it online without financial barriers. This Guide will reduce the financial burden on law students, new lawyers, and sole practitioners and will also support self-represented litigants, libraries, and other organizations with an access to justice mission.

The Editorial Board of COAL-RJAL is a national, bilingual, and bijural group, committed to continuity of the Guide and continuous knowledge building. Regular Guide updates will centre the needs of the legal community by incorporating user feedback and responding to emerging developments, while maintaining long-term consistency.

The legal community’s support and expertise is the foundation for COAL-RJAL’s success. Explore the Guide on CanLII for writing, editing, or teaching, and give us your feedback. The Guide will be enriched by contributions from a diverse group of people sharing their knowledge. Connect with the Editorial Board at coal.rjal@ubc.ca for feedback, volunteer inquiries, and more.

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Van Stralen v. Rasalingam (2024 ONSC 3329)
Civil procedure — Costs — Assessment of quantum — Full recovery — Disbursements
Justice T. Engelking

Civil Matters

Kacin v. Kacin (2024 ONSC 3345)
Wills and estates — Estates administration — Probate — Appointment of Estate Trustee
Justice N. Somji

Knox Presbyterian Church v. Oakwood Designers & Builders (2024 ONSC 3131)
Real property — Commercial law — Construction law — Contract law
Justice S. Corthorn

Bourbonnais c. Bourbonnais (2024 ONCS 3248)
partage — vexatoire — cosignataire — conduite malveillante — enrichissement
Juge M. Smith

CCOC v. Noble (2024 ONSC 3227)
Reasonable accommodation — Duty to accommodate short of undue hardship
Justice C. MacLeod

Thibault v. Attorney General of Ontario (2024 ONSC 3168)
Injunctions — Interlocutory injunctions
Justice K. Jensen

Dawson and Harris v. Dawson (Estate) and Dawson et al. (2024 ONSC 3132)
Wills and estates — Wills — Interpretation
Justice S. Corthorn

Blair v. Blair (2024 ONSC 3119)
Civil procedure — Parties under disability — Litigation guardians — Appointments
Justice O. Rees

Cavan Construction LTD. v. Lewis (2024 ONSC 3115)
Barristers and solicitors — Confidentiality — Conflict of interest — Application for removal of counsel
Justice N. Somji

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

McEniry v. Laird (2024 ONSC 3038)
Family law — Parenting time — Child support — Variation — Best interests of the child
Justice K. McVey

Happy v. Narouz (2024 ONSC 2780)
Family law — Equalization of net family property — Summary judgment
Justice J. Audet

Almasoud v. Auwaisheer (2024 ONSC 2789)
Family law — Custody and access — Parenting — 19 months
Justice N. Somji

Civil Matters

Bada v. Bada (2024 ONSC 3053)
Real property — Practice — Trials
Justice H. Williams

Luknowsky v. Aviva Canada Inc. et. al. (2024 ONSC 2858)
Civil procedure — Motions — Evidence — Motions to amend pleadings — Admissions — Withdrawal
Justice C. MacLeod

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New Titles – May 2024

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

2024 Annotated Bank Act with Associated Regulations (Thomson)

2024 Annotated Canada Labour Code (Thomson)

2024 Annotated Copyright Act (Thomson)

2024 Annotated Divorce Act (Thomson)

2024 Annotated Employment Insurance Act (Thomson)

2024 Annotated Ontario Labour Relations Act (Thomson)

2024 Annotated Ontario Landlord and Tenant Statutes (Thomson)

Annotated Ontario Rules of Criminal Practice 2024 (Thomson)

Annual Review of Family Law, 2022-2023 (Thomson)

La Charte canadienne des droits et libertés : les grands énoncés de la Cour suprême, 2023 (Éditions Yvon Blais)

Indigenous Peoples and the Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary 2024 (Thomson)

The Law of Regulatory Investigations in Canada (LexisNexis)

Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways (LexisNexis)

Watson and McGowan’s Ontario Civil Practice 2024 (Thomson)

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Saunders v. Mineault (2024 ONSC 2814)
Family law — Practice — Costs — Family law rules
Justice T. Engelking

Sahin v. Sahin (2024 ONSC 2771)
Family law — Property — Division of assets — Enforcement — Contempt
Justice T. Engelking

Civil Matters

10490423 Canada Inc. v. 1951584 Ontario Inc. et al. (2024 ONSC 2799)
Civil procedure — Concurrent jurisdiction
Justice S. Corthorn

Wong v. 10658987 Canada Inc, et al. (2024 ONSC 2795)
Contract law — Formation
Justice C. MacLeod

Metro Taxi Ltd. et al. v. City of Ottawa (2024 ONSC 2725)
Torts — Negligence — Duty of care — Taxi — Civil procedure
Justice M. Smith

C.C.C. No. 88 v. Yousef (2024 ONSC 2693)
Real property — Condominiums — Contract law — Interpretation — Civil procedure
Justice S. Corthorn

Vriend v. Vriend and PGT (2024 ONSC 2692)
Wills and estates — Substitute decisions — Guardianship of person and guardianship
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

Hormillosa v. Tshiani-Levine (2024 ONSC 2477)
Family law — Practice — Orders — Variation — Retroactive orders
Justice M. Smith

Rastkar v. Soltani (2024 ONSC 2460)
Family law — Practice — Costs
Justice N. Somji

Van Stralen v. Rasalingam (2024 ONSC 2346)
Family law — Matrimonial home — Partition and sale — preservation orders
Justice T. Engelking

Grove v. Fahad (2024 ONSC 2143)
Family law — Custody — Schools — Parties separating in 2016 — Best interests of the child
Justice N. Somji

Civil Matters

Nganga and Macharia v. Hussain (2024 ONSC 2508)
Civil procedure — Motions — Judgments and orders — Amending or varying — Calculation of time
Justice S. Corthorn

Simmermon v. Djoudad et al. (2024 ONSC 2388)
Evidence — Expert reports
Justice A. Doyle

Baumann v. Capello (2024 ONSC 2307)
Civil procedure — Costs — Substantial Indemnity
Justice O. Rees

2388208 Ontario Inc., operating as Ronen Management Services v. Silver Seven (2024 ONSC 2298)
Civil procedure — Costs — Security for costs — Rule 56
Justice R. Smith

Kramski v. Kramski (2024 ONSC 2257)
Contempt — Estates
Justice S. Corthorn

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Newly Received Materials from LSO CPD

Below are some of the most recent LSO CPD materials added to the library collection and are now available for free online! Come by the library to read these in print or click on the linked titles below to download the articles from AccessCLE.

Intensive Child Protection Training Primer 2023, Day 1 (November 2, 2023)

  • Duty counsel in child protection cases / Robin Leighton
  • Temporary care and custody motions – tips for parent’s counsel / Katharina Janczaruk
  • Explaining the protection finding to your client / Colin Tobias

Intensive Child Protection Training Primer 2023, Day 2 (November 3, 2023)

  • Trial preparation tips / Martha Chamberlain, Imran Kamal & Gilead Kay
  • A child protection lawyer’s tips for cross examining a child protection worker / Karen Ksienski
  • So it’s your turn to cross-examine a witness? Now what? / Paula McGirr
  • A child protection lawyer’s tips for direct examination of a parent/caregiver / Karen Ksienski

Safeguarding Real Estate Transactions 2023 (November 15, 2023)

  • Everything you need to know about stacking mortgages / Tannis A. Waugh
  • Making time matter : time is of the essence clauses in real estate transactions / Mark Dunn & Arash Rouhi
  • Cautionary lawyer cases / Reuben Rosenblatt

31st Immigration Law Summit, Day 1 (November 21, 2023)

  • Strategies and tips for express entry / Brenda Wong
  • Border update and port of entry applications ; CBSA memo (March 8, 2007) / Bill MacGregor
  • Top 15 federal court cases in 2023 / Rishma Bhimji & Lou Janssen Dangzalan

31st Immigration Law Summit, Day 2 (November 22, 2023)

  • Major case law update / Daniel Engel & Mielka Visnic
  • The effects of the judgment in Canadian Council for Refugees v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2023 SCC 17 on s. 7 litigation in the context of the IRPA / Jared Will