Joseph Otavnik v Garth Cole (2009)

2009

SC-09-08444000
 ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
(Toronto Small Claims Court)
Dismissed at Trial
Joseph Otavnik
(art retailer) 
v
Garth Cole
(A Friend of Ritchie Sinclair and Norval Morrisseau)

 

A June 8 2009 Claim for $10 000 for slander of title, defamation and injurious falsehood.
Status: On 8 April 2010, the morning before the trial, for $2, Otavnik settled his Claim against Mr. Cole’s co-defendants who were Ritchie Sinclair’s lawyer (in McLeod et al v Sinclair) and his lawyer’s wife  The Otavnik Claim against Cole was dismissed at trial with court costs awarded to Mr. Cole. These costs have never been paid according to an affidavit filed by Mr. Cole in a Contempt motion brought against Mr. Otavnik in the Superior Court action Hearn v McLeod.