Monthly Archives: February 2016


Upcoming Training: Finding the Perfect Precedent

Our popular “Finding the Perfect Precedent” research session is back: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at noon in the CCLA Library.

We get a lot of requests at the library for precedents. A lot. Accordingly, we like to make sure the library’s precedents collection is on point – we want to be able to offer you the best selection we can. This research session will cover the resources we have, how we’d use them, and also uncover some lesser-known precedent options for when O’Brien’s and Quicklaw won’t cut it. If you need a great refresher (or intro!) to finding precedents, this session is for you.

This session is free, but please click here to RSVP so we know how many people to expect. In the future, we’ll look into providing this session as a webinar, but we won’t be running “Finding the Perfect Precedents” again for several months in any format, so don’t miss out!


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Burton v Burton (2016 ONSC 846)
endorsement — disclosure — relevancy — proportionality — request
Justice M. Shelston

Nwankpo v Okechukwu (2016 ONSC 966)
passport — e-mail messages — motion — affidavit — children
Justice S. Corthorn

Letendre v Brownlee (2016 ONSC 1114)
co-ordinator — visitation — involvement — born — protocol
Justice P. Smith

Civil Matters

7250118 Canada Inc. v 2308095 Ontario Inc. (2016 ONSC 1015)
simplified procedure — elevated costs — indemnity — proportionality — offer
Regional Senior Justice J. McNamara

Williams Estate v Carleton Condominium Corporation No.66 (2016 ONSC 786)
offer to settle — motion for leave — costs — substantial indemnity — condominium
Justice R. Beaudoin

Kechnie v MacAllister (2016 ONSC 912)
accident — clinical notes — motion — counselling — pre-trial
Master C. MacLeod

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Ottawa Blog Roll: February 2016

Below are links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community through the first half of February.

Civil Litigation

What is Arbitration and How to Prepare for a FSCO Arbitration
– David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury

Do I Have to be Examined by the Insurance Company’s Doctor?
– David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury

Ontario Introduces Stronger Laws to Protect Pedestrians
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

General Damages for Pain and Suffering: What is the Maximum You Can Be Awarded?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Passing of Accounts: New Rules
– Yasmin M. Vinograd, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Passing of Accounts: Request for Further Notice
– Yasmin M. Vinograd, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Lanark Accident Results In Compensation for Soft Tissue Injury
– David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury

Primer on Fraudulent Conveyance Claims
– Owens Bourns, Ottawa Litigation

Corporate Commercial Law

The Exempt Market Provides Four New Ways To Raise Capital In Ontario
– Koby Smutylo, Smutylo Law+

Preparing Your Business for Sale – Guide UPDATED
– KS Business Group, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Criminal Law

Making a Murderer After show: Episodes 2-7
– Michael Spratt, The Docket Podcast

Handling Different Witnesses: A Guide for Lawyers (Part I)
– Sherif Rizk, Codified

Handling Different Witnesses: A Guide for Lawyers (Part II: The Angry/Adverse Witness)
– Sherif Rizk, Codified

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Ottawa Blog Roll: February 2016 Part 1

Below are links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community through the first half of February.

Civil Litigation

What is Arbitration and How to Prepare for a FSCO Arbitration
– David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury

Do I Have to be Examined by the Insurance Company’s Doctor?
– David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury

Ontario Introduces Stronger Laws to Protect Pedestrians
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

General Damages for Pain and Suffering: What is the Maximum You Can Be Awarded?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Passing of Accounts: New Rules
– Yasmin M. Vinograd, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Passing of Accounts: Request for Further Notice
– Yasmin M. Vinograd, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Lanark Accident Results In Compensation for Soft Tissue Injury
– David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury

Primer on Fraudulent Conveyance Claims
– Owens Bourns, Ottawa Litigation

Corporate Commercial Law

The Exempt Market Provides Four New Ways To Raise Capital In Ontario
– Koby Smutylo, Smutylo Law+

Preparing Your Business for Sale – Guide UPDATED
– KS Business Group, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Criminal Law

Making a Murderer After show: Episodes 2-7
– Michael Spratt, The Docket Podcast

Handling Different Witnesses: A Guide for Lawyers (Part I)
– Sherif Rizk, Codified

Handling Different Witnesses: A Guide for Lawyers (Part II: The Angry/Adverse Witness)
– Sherif Rizk, Codified

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Périard v. Turpin (2016 ONSC 631)
child support — father — extra-curricular — motion — conference
Justice M. Charbonneau

Wood v Evans (2016 ONSC 629)
costs — pro-rata — motion — settle — extraordinarily
Justice K. Phillips

Tremblay v Tremblay (2016 ONSC 588)
trust — income — funds — support — property
Justice K. Phillips

Smith v Sanftenberg (2016 ONSC 637)
reason to doubt the correctness — motion — leave — conflicting — set aside
Justice J. Parfett

Bruce v Giroux (2016 ONSC 610)
motion — overnights — docketed — costs — partial indemnity
Justice P. Kane

Roy v Stocker (2016 ONSC 444)
motion — partial indemnity — docketed — costs — scale
Justice P. Kane

Paquette v Rochette (2016 ONSC 426)
restart — costs — partial indemnity — scale — motion
Justice P. Kane

Civil Matters

Taticek v Zeisig (2016 ONSC 772)
conflict of interest — sole guardian of the property — share — amended management plan — joint
Justice P. Smith

Godin v Sabourin (2016 ONSC 770)
declaration — property — fence posts — future — hypothetical
Justice P. Smith

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