Joseph Otavnik v CTVGlobemedia (2014)

2014

 

SC-0000-373/14
ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
SMALL CLAIMS COURT
Dismissed
Joseph Otavnik
V
CTVGlobemedia
(CTV. a Division of Bell Media Inc.)

 

A September 12 2014 Small Claims Court Claim of $25.K for defamation.

Status: Statement of Claim filed September 12 2014 in Oshawa small claims court. Statement of Defence filed October 3 2014 for CTV. a Division of Bell Media Inc. Claim dismissed with reasons. Costs awarded to CTVGlobemedia. 

Goldi Productions Ltd. et al v Ritchie Sinclair (2011)

 2011

SC-11-00005519
ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
(Small Claims Court – Brampton)
Active Claim
Goldi Productions Ltd., John Goldi and Joan Goldi
v
Ritchie Sinclair

A $25.000 Claim for defamation and injurious falsehood

(Allegations contained in these documents have not been
proven in court)

Status: According to a Feb. 8 2012 Endorsement the Claims of John
Goldi and Joan Goldi were withdrawn. The Claim of Goldi
Productions Ltd. remains. On Nov 16 2012 the Plaintiff moved to adjourn Trial scheduled for Nov. 19 2012 in Brampton, Ontario. The Court granted adjournment to a date to be fixed after a further Settlement
Conference to be scheduled between Jan 1 2013 and June 30 2013.

Sun Nat Kim v Ritchie Sinclair (2010)

2010 
 SC-10-0010945
ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
(Toronto Small Claims Court) 

Struck

Sun Nat Kim 

(Sunny Kim, owner of Artcube, formerly Gallery Sunami)
 
Ritchie Sinclair
(Morrisseau’s protégé)
A November 23 2010 Claim for $25 000
 for defamation and intentional interference with economic relations.

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

  • Plaintiff’s Claim: (November 23 2010)
  • Statement of Defence:
  • Endorsement (Jan 12 2011)
Status: Dismissed as re-litigation of the Superior Court action against Sinclair. Plaintiff defaults on costs. Claim Struck. (Feb 27 2011)

James White v Ritchie Sinclair (2010)

2010
SC-10-109226

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE

(Toronto Small Claims Court)
Judgment at Trial
James White
(c.o.b. White Distribution Ltd. Inc.)

v

Ritchie Sinclair

(Morrisseau protégé)
A October 25 2010 Claim for $25 000
for defamation and intentional interference with economic relations.

Status: A Jan 13 2011 Court Endorsement provided an opportunity for the plaintiff to add material from this action to his Superior court action against Sinclair, on or before June 1 2011. He did not act. This action presumed dismissed as re-litigation of the Superior Court action against Sinclair was reactivated in Oct 2012 after White filed new materials which triggered a second settlement conference on Nov 7 2012.The Nov 7 2012 Endorsement of Justice Prattas reads as follows:

Matter adjourned as follows:

  1. Plaintiff shall have 45 days to discontinue or dismiss the
    Superior Court action #  CV-08-00366828 and to so advise this court
    accordingly.
  2. The Defendant may bring a Motion to Strike the claim returnable
    before me, on Notice. Both parties to file all appropriate Motion
    material at least 15 days prior to the return of the Motion.
  3. New settlement conference to be scheduled before Justice Prattas. The Motion to be returnable on the same day.
  4. In the event that the plaintiff does not discontinue or dismiss
    the aforesaid Superior Court action then the herein Claim shall be
    stayed until the Superior Court action has been finally dispensed.
  5. I am seized.

In 2015 the matter came to trial and the Plaintiff received a Judgment in his favour. No witnesses testified for either side other than the plaintiff and defendant.

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 Richard H. Baker (2009)

2009

SC-09-062979
ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
(Small Claims) 

Dismissed

Joseph Otavnik

(art retailer)
  v 
Richard H. Baker
(Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (N.M.H.S.) member)
 
A September 2009 Claim for $10 000
 for damage to property, negligence and slander of title of painting.
 (Allegations contained in these documents were not
proven in court)

Status: On 12 January 2011 Otavnik’s claim was dismissed at trial with costs awarded to Richard H. Baker. Otavnik did not appear at his trial.

Maggie Hatfield v Donna Child and Artworld Inc. (2009)

2009

SC-09-087264-000

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE

(Toronto Small Claims Court)
Judgment at Trial
Maggie Hatfield
v
Donna Child and Artworld Inc. 
(c.o.b. as Artworld of Sherway)

 

A July 2009 Claim for $25 000 for misrepresentation and fraud
  • Plaintiff’s Claim
  • Statement of Defence
  • Judgment
  • Appeal
Plaintiff Exhibits

Status: Trial: Sept 1 2011, November 16 2011. February 23/24 2012, June 4 2012.

 

Ritchie Sinclair v Joseph Otavnik (2009)

 2009

 SC-09-000872782D

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE

(Toronto Small Claims Court)

 Dismissed
Ritchie Sinclair
(Morrisseau’s protégé)
Joseph Otavnik
(art retailer) 

A June 10 2009 Defendant’s Claim for $25 000 for defamation, harassment and vexatious litigation. 
  • Amended Defendant’s Claim (June 10 2009)
  • Statement of Defence (July 5 2009)
  • Judgment and Reasons (Jan 11 2011)
Status: On January 11 2011 Sinclair’s claim was dismissed at trial.

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.