Kinsman Robinson Galleries v Ugo Matulic (2010)

2010
 CV-10-477123
ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE 

 Settled

Kinsman Robinson Galleries 

(Morrisseau principal dealer) 
v
Ugo Matulic 
(owner of the Norval Morrisseau Trading Post 
and author the Norval Morrisseau Blogspot)

A December 2010 $1.000.000 Claim for Defamation

(Allegations contained in these documents have not been
proven in court)
Status: – Settled, May 16 2013

Michael Morrisseau et al v Gabor Vadas (2010)

2010
 No. S104766

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Settled
Michael Morrisseau, Eugene Morrisseau, Christian Morrisseau, Victoria Kakegamic, David Morrisseau, Pierre Roy Morrisseau, Lisa Anne Morrisseau
(Norval Morrisseau’s children)
v
Gabor Michael Vadas 
(Executor, trustee and sole beneficiary of Norval Morrisseau’s estate)

A June 2010 Claim by Morrisseau’s children requesting that the court
declare his will invalid and control the right to use Morrisseau’s name
and images, as well as the right to reproduce his artworks.

(Allegations contained in these documents were not
proven in court)
Status: An undisclosed Settlement in January 2012.

Joseph Otavnik v Kinsman Robinson Galleries (2009)

 2009

 SC-09-00

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE

(Small Claims Court) 

Settled
Joseph Otavnik

 v
Kinsman Robinson Galleries 
A November 23 2009 Claim for $10 000 for contract, negligence and sale of goods.
(Allegations contained in these documents were not
proven in court)
  • Plaintiff’s Claim
  • Statement of Defence
Status: On 22 April, 2010, Mr. Otavnik agreed that he had no valid claim against
KRG and agreed to dismiss his lawsuit against KRG without any payment
of any kind by KRG and that, as part of the settlement, Mr. Otavnik
signed a release confirming that KRG’s settlement was not any sort of
admission of liability.
(Excerpt from a statement by the Kinsman Robinson Galleries)

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
(Ritchie Sinclair’s roommate)

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 costs awarded to Mr. Cole. 

Jonathan Browne v Jackie Bugera and Bugera Holdings Ltd. (2009)

2009
 CV-09-00370363

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE

Settled
Jonathan Browne
Jackie Bugera and Bugera Holdings Ltd. 
(c.o.b. Bearclaw Gallery)

15 January 2009 Claim for Negligent Misrepresentation and Contract Recession
 (Allegations contained in these documents were not
proven in court)
Status: An undisclosed settlement in the spring of 2009.

Michael Moniz v CTV Globemedia Inc. (2007)

2007
 CV-07-1776 SR

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
(Brampton) 

Settled
Michael Moniz
v
CTV Globemedia Publishing Inc.

 

 A 2007 Claim for defamation in a Globe & Mail article about Morrisseau fakes.

 

(Allegations contained in these documents were not
proven in court)
  • Plaintiff’s Claim
  • Statement of Defence

Status: On 10 March 2009 CTV Globemedia Publishing Inc. settled with Moniz for an undisclosed amount.

Joseph Otavnik v Gabor Vadas (2007)

2007

 SC-07-51428

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
(Toronto Small Claims Court) 

Settled

Joseph Otavnik
(art retailer)


  v 
Gabor Vadas 
(representing Norval Morrisseau as his personal caretaker, business manager and power of attorney)

 

A 2007 Claim for for damage to property for $10 000.

(Allegations contained in these documents were not
proven in court)

Plaintiff Exhibits

Status: On December 4 2007 Norval Morrisseau passed away. On June 9 2008 Vadas settled with Otavnik for $10 000 plus court costs.