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    November 2nd, 2017
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Recently Published Decisions

Hamilton Decisions July 2017 – September 2017

Family Matters

Herman v. Rathbone 2017 ONSC 4585
Justice L. Madsen
arrears — estrangement — equalization — payor — motion

Rival v. Rival 2017 ONSC 4476
Justice L. Madsen
income — child — separation — retroactive spousal support — expenses

Hastings v. Hastings 2017 ONSC 4802
Justice A. Pazaratz
costs — motion — income — support — disclosure

Lorimer v Lorimer 2017 ONSC 4467
Justice A.C.R. Whitten
income — spousal support — gain — capital — imputed

Proulx v. Proulx
, 2017 ONSC 5134
Justice D. L. Chappel
equal time-sharing — costs — children — joint custody — primary residence

Roloson v. Clyde
, 2017 ONSC 5255
Justice D. L. Chappel
costs — self-represented litigants — successful — child support — bad faith

Dowhan v. Gillen
, 2017 ONSC 5269
Justice D. L. Chappel
costs — overnight — time-sharing — motion — weekend

Vidal v. Terejko
, 2017 ONSC 5331
Justice R.J. Harper
child — body rub parlor — evidence — mental health — client

Luciani v. Luciani, 2017 ONSC 5209
Justice R.J. Harper
expenses — child — gymnastics — amount — income

Brown v. Elliott
, 2017 ONSC 180
Justice R.J. Harper
children — father — support — marriage — custody

Bodnar v. Bodnar, 2017 ONSC 5381
Justice T.R. Lofchik
minutes of settlement — matrimonial proceedings — privity — principled — receivable

Mattina v. Mattina, 2017 ONSC 5704
Justice R.J. Mazza
children — father — therapeutic — submits — preferences

Payne v. Jamieson, 2017 ONSC 5243
Justice A. Pazaratz
child — school — timesharing — equal time sharing arrangement — weekends

Andrade v. Di Pietro, 2017 ONSC 5226
Justice A. Pazaratz
school — parenting — current part-time employment — affordability — resides

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton v. A.T. and M.I., 2017 ONSC 5706
Justice A. Pazaratz
child — genuine issue requiring — summary judgment motion — father — wardship

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton v. V.C. et al.
, 2017 ONSC 5557
Superior Court of Justice — Ontario
child — sibling access — wardship — best interests — summary judgment motion


Civil Matters

Craven v. Osidacz and Osidacz; and Craven v. Osidacz 2017 ONSC 4396
Justice T.R. Lofchik
costs — estate — indemnity — litigation — damages

Habberfield v Sciamonte et al. 2017 ONSC 4332
Justice T.R. Lofchik
deceased — undistributed — limitation period — rental property — support

Applejack Developments Inc. v 2294894 Ont. Inc. and Mady 2017 ONSC 4000
Justice T.R. Lofchik
promissory — insert in its stead — amending agreement — consideration — purchase option

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v Donatelli 2017 ONSC 4242
Justice A C.R. Whitten
costs — motion to set aside — cost orders — psychologist

Umlauf v Halton Healthcare Services et al. 2017 ONSC 4240
Justice C.D. Braid
hospitals — transitional funding — review all hospital-acquired infection incidents — private law duty of care — health

Hamilton Cab Company Inc. v. Gill 2017 ONSC 4545
Justice Robert B. Reid
forbearance agreement — amount — guarantees — substantial indemnity costs — mortgage

Carr v. Condon 2017 ONSC 4955
Justice P.R. Sweeny
rates on a partial indemnity — costs — offers to settle — disbursements — spent

Kheen Investments Ltd. v Nadine Theresa Smith et al. 2017 ONSC 4209
Justice James R.H. Turnbull
claimed — costs — disbursements — litigation — assessable

Montour et al v. Beacon Publishing Inc. et al, 2017 ONSC 4735
Justice H.S. Arrell  
public interest — contraband tobacco — organized crime — defamatory statements — defence

Duesling v. Cormier, 2017 ONSC 5261
Justice A. J. Goodman
single payment — amount — statutory interpretation — periodic payments — cost

Sankar et al v. Millard, Rouse & Rosebrugh LLP et al, 2017 ONSC 5491
Justice R.J. Harper
genuine issue requiring — tax — motion — limitation period — advice

9646035 Canada Limited et al. v. Kristine Jill Hill et al., 2017 ONSC 5252
9646035 Canada Limited et al. v. Kristine Jill Hill et al., 2017 ONSC 545
Justice R.J. Harper
lands — land — crops — contempt — farming
land — lands — title to the property — injunction — farming

Kafouf v. Kafouf et al.2017 ONSC 5093
Justice T.R. Lofchik
certificate of pending litigation — interest in land — property — shareholder — oppression

Jackson v. Stephen Durbin and Associates, 2017 ONSC 5396
Justice T.R. Lofchik
contingency fee agreement — premium — retainer — firm — fees

Haight v. R.B., 2017 ONSC 5359 (CanLII) — 2017-09-11
Justice J.A. Ramsay
malice — doctor — lipstick — evidence — defamation

Dada v. Brantford Communities Ltd. et al, 2017 ONSC 5267
Justice Alan C.R. Whitten
offer — costs — litigation — shutout — deposit

Toth v. City of Niagara Falls, 2017 ONSC 5670
Justice Alan C.R. Whitten
scootered — jurist — around the block — costs — offer


Criminal Matters

R. v Sauve 2017 ONSC 4425
Justice H.S. Arrell
period of parole ineligibility — offender — murder — shot — sentence

R. v. Quinn
, 2017 ONSC 5812
Justice C.D. Braid
gym bag — firearm — garage — lunch — scaffolding