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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 1 – 8.

1. Legal Aid Ontario v. Gertler 2012 ONSC 5000

[1] This is a motion brought by the defendants pursuant to Rule 34 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 194 (the “Rules”). The defendants seek an order and directions with respect to the cross-examination of certain witnesses put forward by the plaintiff in response to a pending motion brought by the defendants for an order dismissing the plaintiff’s action (the “Pending Motion”). . . .

2. Moore v. Bertuzzi . . . [more]

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Month

Here are the four (bonus!) most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the month of August.

1. D’Amico v. Hitti 2012 ONSC 4467 [See also Matt Mauer’s recent post on Slaw about this case.]

[1] My recent experience sitting as a single judge of this Court to hear motions has convinced me that there is a growing practice by unscrupulous residential tenants to manipulate the law improperly, and often dishonestly, to enable them to remain in their rented premises for long periods of time without having to pay rent to their landlords. It is practice that imposes an unfair hardship

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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 July 23 – 31.

1. Ivens v. Lesperance 2012 ONSC 4280

[3] The defendant seeks an order or declaration that the plaintiff’s claim for non-pecuniary losses is barred by s. 267.5 of the Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. I(8). This section of the Act stipulates that the owner of an automobile is not liable in an action for non pecuniary losses, unless the injured person has sustained “a permanent, serious impairment of an important physical, mental, or psychological function”. The defendant therefore submits that the plaintiff’s

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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 July 16 – 23.

1a. Miguna v. Toronto Police Services Board 2008 ONCA 799 [This opinion refers to an earlier opinion in the matter; as a result, there are two related cases essentially tied for first place.]

[1] For the second time in three years Miguna Miguna’s statement of claim has come to this Court entirely – or, in this case, almost entirely – struck down. In the action he claims damages against the prosecution and police defendants for conduct arising out of his arrest, trial

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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 July 8 – 16.

[Note: it’s likely that people accessing the Supreme Court pentalogy on copyright released this week will have used the SCC site hosted by Lexum, which probably explains why they’re not among the top three opinions.]

1. Rubin v. Home Depot Canada Inc. 2012 ONSC 3053

[1] This is a motion for summary judgment brought by the plaintiff. On the day he was fired from his job, Eric Rubin signed a release. It is his view that, given the circumstances in which it

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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 July 1 – 8.

1. Fry v. Chief Electoral Officer 2012 ONSC 3866

[1] The applicants are in breach of the Canada Elections Act[1] by reason of their failure to comply with the requirement that they pay their leadership expenses by December 31, 2011 pursuant to the order of Kane, J., dated January 28, 2010, and seek an order permitting an extension of time to pay their respective expenses. The respondent opposes their application.

2. Clements v. Clements 2012 SCC 32

[1] The parties to

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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 June 22 – 30.

1. Clements v. Clements 2012 SCC 32

[1] The parties to this appeal, Mr. and Mrs. Clements, were motor bike enthusiasts. August 7th, 2004, found them en route from their home in Prince George, British Columbia, to visit their daughter in Kananaskis, Alberta. The weather was wet. Mr. Clements was driving the bike and Mrs. Clements was riding behind on the passenger seat. The bike was about 100 pounds overloaded. Unbeknownst to Mr. Clements, a nail had punctured the bike’s rear tire.

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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 June 15 – 22.

1. Musselman et al v. 875667 Ontario Inc. et al 2010 ONSC 3177

[2] Toward the end of the meal, Gloria Musselman left the table to attend the ladies washroom. Washrooms were located at the basement level one floor below the dining room. To gain access to the washroom, Ms. Musselman was required to descend a series of steps comprised of eight risers. She then had to turn ninety degrees to her right and descend two further risers to reach the basement

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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 June 8 – 15.

1. Gayman (Re) 2012 LSBC 12 [Newspaper story here.]

[1] This is a credentials hearing. The Applicant, Michael Grant Gayman, requests readmission to the Law Society of British Columbia, as a barrister and solicitor. The Applicant was disbarred by a hearing panel of the Law Society on May 6, 1999. The basis for disbarment was conduct unbecoming a lawyer. Specifically, the Applicant, acting as a trustee, knowingly breached a trust instrument resulting in a loss of approximately one million dollars to

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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 June 1 – 8.

1. R. v. Roy 2012 SCC 26

[1] Dangerous driving causing death is a serious criminal offence punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Like all criminal offences, it consists of two components: prohibited conduct — operating a motor vehicle in a dangerous manner resulting in death — and a required degree of fault — a marked departure from the standard of care that a reasonable person would observe in all the circumstances. The fault component is critical, as it ensures

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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 May 22 – 30.

1. R. v. Pelech 2012 ABCA 134

[1] This appeal addresses the proposal that a trial judge needs to have in contemplation the rule in Hodge’s case, when considering evidence of impaired driving.

2. Cinar Corp. v. Robinson 2012 SCC 25

[1] The respondents, Claude Robinson and Les Productions Nilem Inc., are asking this Court to order the applicants to provide security in the amount of $3,250,000 for the amounts they would have to pay should their appeals to this Court

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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 November 14 – 21.

1. R. v. Pelech 2012 ABCA 134

[1] This appeal addresses the proposal that a trial judge needs to have in contemplation the rule in Hodge’s case, when considering evidence of impaired driving.

2. Bruni v. Bruni 2010 ONSC 6568

3. R. v. Maybin 2012 SCC 24

[2] This appeal raises the question of when an intervening act by another person severs the causal connection between the accused’s act and the victim’s death, thereby absolving the accused of legal responsibility

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