Earlier this month, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reviewed the general principles applicable to the redaction of relevant documents. In Qaddoura et al. v. Walkom et al., 2018 ONSC 20, the defendants brought a motion to compel the plaintiff to answer undertakings and refusals given at her continued examination for discovery.
The plaintiff’s claim related to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident and involved a significant claim with respect to loss of income and future care costs. The plaintiff undertook to provide the defendants with updated records from her family physician.… Read More
In Leitch v. Novac, 2017 ONSC 6888, the Applicant, Jennifer, filed an application for, amongst other things, spousal support, child support, and equalization of net family property. The parties separated on September 29, 2012 after approximately 15 years of marriage. … Read More
In an important decision for public bodies, a recent Information and Privacy Commissioner decision upheld a fee estimate for the search and redactions of electronic information.
In this case, the requester sought access to “… all records regarding two aboriginal children refusing chemotherapy at McMaster Children’s Hospital and the resulting Ontario court family division case between Hamilton Health Sciences and Brant Child and Family Services including but not limited to records regarding the Nov. 14, 2014 decision and April 24, 2015 clarification.” The requester later clarified that this request did not extend to clinical records or records subject to solicitor-client privilege.… Read More
I am thrilled to be an “official” member of the team at Heuristica Discovery Counsel in my new role of Director of Litigation Support.
I’ve worked in the legal industry for almost 25 years as a law clerk, certified trainer and eDiscovery consultant. Working at Heuristica allows me to use all of my technical skills and draw on my clerking experience. I look forward to meeting the challenges of this exciting position.
I have always loved technology. I was introduced to computers in public school playing a computer card program called Lemonade Stand. … Read More
In this case, an Aviva claims adjuster, M.B., investigated a fire that damaged the residence of a person insured by Aviva. M.B. was later accused of making errors in managing the file. The syndic of the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages opened an investigation with respect to M.B. and requested Aviva’s entire file relating to the insured person’s claim. The request was based on s. 337 of the Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services (“ADFPS”), which says that insurers “must, at the request of a syndic, forward any required documentation or information concerning the activities of a representative”.… Read More