Kevin Hearn v Joseph McLeod and Maslak McLeod Gallery Inc. (2012)

2012

CV-12-455650
ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
Active Claim
Kevin Hearn
V
Joseph Bertram McLeod
 and Maslak McLeod Gallery Inc.

 

An October 2012 Superior Court Claim of $95,000
 for fraudulent misrepresentation, loss of investment and punitive damages.
(Allegations contained in these documents have not been proven in court)

Exhibits:

Status: Statement of Claim filed June 8 2012, served Oct 17 2012, J.Sommer for the Plaintiff
Statement of Defence to be filed, Brian Shiller for the Defendant.
The case comes to Trial on Monday October 2 2017.

 

Further Evidence Filed in the Action

 

Index of documents – Plaintiff’s witness Ritchie Sinclair

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.

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.

Joseph McLeod et al v Ritchie Sinclair (2008)

2008
 CV-08-00366828

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE

Abandoned Claim
Joseph McLeod (c.o.b. Maslak McLeod Gallery)
James White, White Distribution Limited, 
Donna Child, Artworld Inc. (c.o.b. Artworld of Sherway)
Sun Nam Kim (“Sunny Kim”), Gallery Sunami Inc. (c.o.b. Gallery Sunami), 
Jackie Bugera and Bugera Holdings Ltd.(c.o.b. Bearclaw Gallery) 
v
Ritchie Sinclair 
(Morrisseau’s protégé)

 

A 21 November 2008 Claim for $17 000 000 for defamation, intentional interference with economic relations, special damages for lost sales of Norval Morrisseau paintings, punitive damages and aggravated damages.

 

Status: On an Injunction Motion heard Dec 4 and Dec 8 2008 the Honourable Justice Lederer ruled that Morrisseau.com
was to remain active on the internet in the public interest, albeit with a court ordered disclaimer. In January
2011, days before the case was to be officially declared abandoned by the Superior Court, James White reactivated the case. It appears, however, that White was acting alone. On April 17 2013 this action was dismissed as abandoned with costs ordered against the plaintiffs.

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.