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Friday, July 03, 2020 @ 5:54 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - First degree murder - Forcible confinement

Appeal by the accused from conviction for first degree murder. The trial judge found the appellant murdered the victim while committing the offence of unlawful confinement. ... [read more]

Friday, July 03, 2020 @ 5:50 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Compensation - Solicitor’s lien - Statutory charging orders

Appeal by the plaintiff mortgagee from decisions of a chambers judge granting a conditional, and later a final, charging order to secure payment of legal fees owed to a law firm, BDP, against the property held by the mortgagor, BDP’s client. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2020 @ 9:39 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences tending to corrupt morals - Child pornography

Appeal by the Crown from the respondent’s acquittal on charges of making and distributing child pornography and child luring. The allegations related to text message communications between the respondent, 46, and JV, 14. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2020 @ 9:32 AM

CIVIL LIABILITY - Misrepresentation in a prospectus

Appeal by the plaintiff from the dismissal of his application to certify his action as a class proceeding and the dismissal of the action. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 @ 5:52 AM

FOR TORTS - Direct causal connection or link - Affecting property

Appeal by the defendant real estate agent and broker from the quantum of damages they were ordered to pay to the respondent purchasers of a residential home. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 @ 5:51 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage 

Appeal by the plaintiff from the post-verdict ruling regarding his Ontario Policy Change Form 44R (OPCF 44R) endorsement and in the apportionment of liability to the third party Coulthard. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 @ 5:49 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Corporations - Shareholder benefits

Appeal by the taxpayer from a decision allowing his appeal from assessment in part only and finding he received a shareholder benefit equal to 90 per cent of the cost of his space trip. ... [read more]

Monday, June 29, 2020 @ 10:32 AM

DEFENCES - Automatism - Intoxication

Appeal by the accused Sullivan and Chan from convictions. Chan, who became intoxicated after consuming magic mushrooms, killed his father and grievously injured his father’s partner. Sullivan, who became intoxicated after consuming a heavy dose of a prescription drug in a suicide attempt, repeatedly stabbed his elderly mother. ... [read more]

Monday, June 29, 2020 @ 10:10 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Liability - Negligence - In real estate transactions

Action by Fadelle for damages from the defendant lawyer, Samuelsen, for negligence. ... [read more]

Monday, June 29, 2020 @ 9:41 AM

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY - Protection of privacy - Personal information

Appeal by the College from a decision of an applications judge ordering the appellant to provide the respondent with the name of a Human Resource Officer who signed a vacation leave payment authorization. ... [read more]