Case Law

The reward for approaching every case with an open mind …

Is the chance to see your name in print as counsel.

Lee Akazaki has appeared as counsel in over 79 judicial decisions reported in Quicklaw, as well as 24 decisions in print reports such as the Ontario Reports (O.R.), Dominion Law Reports (D.L.R.), Ontario Appeal Cases (O.A.C.), Canadian Patent Reports (C.P.R.), Canadian Bankruptcy Reports (C.B.R.), Real Property Reports (R.P.R.), Canadian Cases in the Law of Insurance (C.C.L.I.), Canadian Insurance Law Reporter (I.L.R.), Carswell’s Practice Cases (C.P.C.), Ontario Trial Cases (O.T.C.) and All Canada Weekly Summaries (A.C.W.S.)

  1.  Belende c. Patel et al. (2008), 89 O.R. (3d) 502 (Ont. C.A. – absolute right to French language court hearings
  2. Gallant-Clough v. Anderson et al., [2007] I.L.R. G-2054 (Ont. S.C.J.) – medical negligence
  3. Chinook Group Limited et al. v. Foamex International Inc. (2004), 76 O.R. (3d) 239 O.R. (3d) (S.C.J.) – interlocutory decision – effect of subrogation bar on joint and several tortfeasors
  4. Chinook Group Limited et al. v. Foamex International Inc. (2004), 72 O.R. (3d) 381 (S.C.J.) – interlocutory decision – effect of subrogation bar on joint and several tortfeasors
  5. Cranberry Cove Tower Inc. v. Monarch Trust Co. (2003), 11 R.P.R. (4th) 108 (S.C.J.) –  trial of mortgage remedies actio
  6. Lee-Mar Developments Ltd. v. Monto Industries Ltd., [2002] I.L.R. I-4066 (Ont. C.A.) – determination of subrogation rights under commercial lease
  7. Bigio v. Royal Insurance (2001), 7 C.P.C. (5th) 136 (Ont. Sup. Ct.) – appeal re scale and quantum of costs
  8. Lee-Mar Developments Ltd. v. Monto Industries Ltd (2000), 18 C.C.L.I. (3d) 224; 32 R.P.R. (3d) 83 (Ont. Sup. Ct.) – determination of subrogation rights under commercial lease
  9. Romaniuk v. Prudential, [2000] I.L.R. I-3852; 25 C.C.L.I. (3d) 205; 1 C.P.C. (5th) 318 (Ont. Sup. Ct)appeal from interlocutory order regarding privilege issues
  10. Watt v. Hetherington, Park & Carriere (1997), 50 O.T.C. 207 (Ont. Ct. Gen. Div.) –  trial decision in trust action under the Partnerships Ac
  11. P. v. Bent (1996), 6 C.P.C. (4th) 1 (C.A.) –   interim damages of $200,000 awarded to plaintiff pending appeal by doctor in medical malpractice action
  12. Starline Entertainment Ltd. v. Cicarelli et al. (1995), 25 O.R. (3d) 765 (Gen. Div.)-  summary judgment decision in action re gaming licence
  13. Elliott v. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (1995), 125 D.L.R. (4th) 534; 62 C.P.R. (3d) 19; 25 O.R. (3d) 302 (C.A.); 82 O.A.C. 115 (C.A.)- class action on behalf of 25,000 Canadian WWII bomber air crew against producers of the Valour and the Horror
  14. Davies (in trust) v. Levy (1994), 27 C.B.R. (3d) 133 (G.D.); and Law Times, Aug. 22, 1994 – trial decision in action for after-acquired rights of undischarged bankrupt
  15. Wong v. Thomson, Rogers (1994), 48 A.C.W.S. (3d) 868 (Ont. C.A.) – appeal from judgment dismissing claim in solicitor‘s negligence – acceptance at appellate level of the threshold test in the Ont. High Court judgment in Demarco v. Ungaro for barristers’ negligence actions
  16. Elliott v. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (1993), 108 D.L.R. (4th) 385; 52 C.P.R. (3d) 145; 16 O.R. (3d) 677 (Gen. Div.); 24 C.P.C. (3d) 143 –   interlocutory decision – see appeal decision above
  17. Symons v. United Church of Canada (1993), 16 O.R. (3d) 379 (Div. Ct.)  –  interlocutory decision – leave to appeal from refusal of judge to issue publication ban in action brought by United Church ministers
  18. P. v. Bent (1993), 13 O.R. (3d) 429 (Gen. Div.)   –   interlocutory decision re evidence in motion for summary judgment (included judge’s proposals for reform of rule re exchange of expert reports, proposals now enacted as 90-day rule under Rule 53)
  19. Central Capital Corpn. v. Clausi (1993), 13 O.R. (3d) 335 (Gen. Div.) –   summary judgment re tracing action on guarantee as equitable remedy in support of enforcement of mortgage obligations in a series of proceedings
  20. Shimcor Investments Ltd. v. City of Toronto (1993), 12 O.R. (3d) 794 (Div. Ct.) –   interlocutory decision re costs of complex Mareva injunction application
  21. Wong v. Thomson, Rogers (1992), 33 A.C.W.S. (3d) 1159 (Gen. Div.) –  trial of barrister’s negligence action
  22. Davis v. United Church of Canada (1992), 92 D.L.R. (4th) 678; 8 O.R. (3d) 75 (Div. Ct.) –  judicial review application – review of decision of ecclesiastical court (celebrated reinstatement of two United Church Ministers)
  23. Van Schyndel v. Harrell (2) (1991), 6 O.R. (3d) 335 (Div. Ct.) –  appeal to Divisional Court of municipal conflict of interest application
  24. Van Schyndel v. Harrell (1991), 4 O.R. (3d) 474 (Gen. Div.) –  application re municipal conflict of interest

Links to some additional cases:

Lee-Mar v. Monto

Re Ford-Smith Machine Co.

Prudent Westcom v. Prudent Westcom

2010 ONWSIAT 1383

2009 ONWSIAT 1767

Belende v. Patel

St. Marys Cement Inc. v. ACE INA

Belende v. Patel (CA)

Gallant-Clough v Anderson

Asgari v. Jain

Prudent Westcom v. Prudent Westcom (CA)

Chinook Group Limited v. Foamex

Cranberry Cove v. Monarch Trust

Lee-Mar v. Monto (CA)

Starline v. Ciccarelli

Elliott v. CBC (CA)

Elliott v. CBC (1)

Elliot v. CBA (2)

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