Joseph Otavnik v Ritchie Sinclair (2008)



Ontario Superior Court of Justice

(Small Claims Court)
Dismissed at Trial
Joseph Otavnik
(art retailer)
Ritchie Sinclair 
(Morrisseau’s protégé)
Kinsman Robinson Galleries 
(Morrisseau‘s principal dealer)


A 22 December 2008 Claim for $10 000 for damage to property and negligence.

Status: On 27 April 2009 Kinsman Robinson Galleries agreed to remove all references to Sinclair from its website and in doing so settled with Otavnik. On January 11, 2011 Otavnik’s claim against Sinclair was dismissed at trial.

Sworn Transcripts of Sunny Kim and James White – Jan 11 2011