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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of September 23 – 30.

1. Meads v. Meads 2012 ABQB 571

[1] This Court has developed a new awareness and understanding of a category of vexatious litigant. As we shall see, while there is often a lack of homogeneity, and some individuals or groups have no name or special identity, they (by their own admission or by descriptions given by others) often fall into the following descriptions: Detaxers; Freemen or Freemen-on-the-Land; Sovereign Men or Sovereign Citizens; Church of the Ecumenical Redemption International (CERI); Moorish Law; and other labels . . .

2. A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc. 2012 SCC 46

[1] On March 4, 2010, a 15-year-old girl, A.B., found out that someone had posted a Facebook profile using her picture, a slightly modified version of her name, and other particulars identifying her. Accompanying the picture was some unflattering commentary about the girl’s appearance along with sexually explicit references. The page was removed by the internet provider later that month.

3. Moore v. Bertuzzi 2012 ONSC 5399

[1] On March 8, 2004, Steve Moore, a rookie hockey player with the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, was seriously injured in a hockey game with the Vancouver Canucks. He sued Todd Bertuzzi, the player who struck him, and Mr. Bertuzzi’s hockey club. The trial of the action is scheduled to begin on January 28, 2013.

[2] Pursuant to s. 105 of the Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43 and Rule 33, Mr. Bertuzzi, makes a motion for an Order that: (a) Mr. Moore attend for a vocational assessment . . .

The most-consulted French-language decision was Létourneau c. Lefebvre 2012 QCCS 1913

[1] Il arrive parfois qu’un événement, en apparence anodin, ait des conséquences catastrophiques sur la vie d’une personne.

[2] C’est le cas ici.

[3] La demanderesse (Mme Létourneau), qui était assise sur le lit de son ami d’alors, le défendeur (M. Lefebvre), s’est simplement laissé tomber vers le côté du lit pour montrer son appréciation à l’égard d’une plaisanterie ou d’une pitrerie de celui-ci, pour se cogner fortement la tête sur le cadre de bois du lit, qui entoure le matelas sur trois côtés (si l’on fait abstraction de la tête de lit).

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