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Nova Scotia (Community Services) v. KM, 2019 NSSC 312
 This decision concerns two children, E and B, who are the children of KM and SH. The son will soon be 14 years old, and the daughter will be 12 years old.
- Dumke v. Conrad, 2019 NSSC 310
- J.W. Bird and Company Limited v. Allcrete Restoration Limited, 2019 NSSC 311
- Royal Bank of Canada v. Eastern Infrastructure Inc., 2019 NSSC 297
- C.N. v. W.N., 2019 NSSC 299
- Layes v. Bowes, 2019 NSSC 298
- Taylor v. Nova Scotia (Attorney General), 2019 NSSC 292
- Theriault (re), 2019 NSSC 300
- R. v. Ruddick, 2019 NSSC 308
- Bourque v. Morrison and Nova Scotia (Attorney General), 2019 NSSC 291
- Vardy v. Vardy, 2019 NSSC 285
- Godbout (re), 2019 NSSC 293
Royal Bank of Canada v. Colorcars Experienced Automobiles Ltd., 2019 NSSC 283
 This is a motion brought by the Royal Bank of Canada ("RBC") requesting that the court grant it an order for security for costs against the defendants/plaintiffs by counterclaim, Colorcars Experienced Automobiles Limited ("Colorcars" or “the Corporate Defendant”) and John T. Early III ("Mr. Early"). I will refer to them collectively as “the defendants”.
- R. v. Melvin, 2019 NSSC 306
- R. v. Melvin, 2019 NSSC 306
Grant v. Halifax Regional Water Commission, 2019 NSSC 281
 In 2000 Ms. Grant purchased a Banook lakefront home on 5 Hume Street in Dartmouth. Nine years later she paid $25,000.00 for 7 Hume Street, a long, narrow vacant lot next door. At the time she knew 7 Hume Street, because of its small size, to be undevelopable.
Cape Breton Ski Club v. Ben Eoin Golf Club Limited, 2019 NSSC 284
 I have detailed the factual background in my May 31, 2019 decision. In response to my decision, I have received Counsel’s written briefs on costs. I have carefully read and considered those submissions.
R. v. Ross and Dawson, 2019 NSSC 275
 In late 2011, file reviews conducted by the procurement office at the Shearwater military base raised concerns about certain contracts awarded respecting the heating plant. Following an investigation known as Operation Aftermath, it emerged that two civilian employees, Wayne Langille and the accused, Bry’n Ross, directed contracts to four companies connected to the co-accused,...
Huphman (re), 2019 NSSC 280
 Mr. Huphman filed for his third bankruptcy on February 16, 2016. At that time, he was the sole registered owner of a piece of land at Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia. Mrs. Huphman was not on title. Both subsequently made consumer proposals.
- S.D. v. J.H., 2019 NSSC 267
S.L.J. v. K.B., 2019 NSSC 268
 This decision concerns six-year-old K who is the son of the father, SLJ and the mother, KB. The father and the mother do not agree on three specific parenting issues. First, the mother wants to establish the child’s home in Oshawa, Ontario, while the father wants the child to continue to live in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Second, the mother seeks access restrictions,...
- Belisle v. Henneberry, 2019 NSSC 277
Dib v. Ford Motor Company of Canada, 2019 NSSC 273
 The trial in this matter is scheduled to start less than two weeks from now, on September 23, 2019. That date was set when the case was adjourned from October 23, 2017.
Hong v. Lavy, 2019 NSSC 271
 The Applicants seek to withdraw a set of 18 affidavits from the Court file. The purpose of their request is to maintain the confidentiality of commercial information related to the parties and personal information related to third parties. The Applicants argue that Civil Procedure Rule 85 does not apply because the remedy they seek differs from the remedy contemplated in that Rule. ...
Hurley v. MacKenzie, 2019 NSSC 261
 The parties are the parents of two children, who are currently in Mr. Hurley’s primary care. Ms. MacKenzie seeks variation of that arrangement. She wants primary care of the children, with Mr. Hurley exercising access every second weekend.
- R. v. Heath, 2019 NSSC 309
Verrilli v. Her Majesty the Queen, 2019 NSSC 263
 The Applicant Daniel Verrilli is an interested non-accused party seeking access to the Informations to Obtain (ITOs) relative to three search warrants authorized by three separate Justices of the Peace between March 16th and March 17th, 2018. All three search warrants (Exhibits 1, 2 and 3) allege the following:
- R. v. Cumberland, 2019 NSSC 307
R. v. Baxter, 2019 NSSC 274
 On June 1, 2017, David Baxter inflicted terrible injuries on Todd Smith. These could easily have resulted in his death. As a matter of law, however, this fact alone and the terrible outcome which was possible does not resolve the legal issue of whether David Baxter is guilty of attempted murder or alternatively a most serious aggravated assault.
Somers-Dilny v Dilny, 2019 NSSC 247
 The parties were married on May 23, 1998 and separated on March 10, 2017. They have one child, Riley who is now age 15.