Doucette v. Parent, (1996) 14 O.T.C. 354 (GD)

JudgeValin, J.
CourtOntario Court of Justice General Division (Canada)
Case DateSeptember 27, 1996
JurisdictionOntario
Citations(1996), 14 O.T.C. 354 (GD)

Doucette v. Parent (1996), 14 O.T.C. 354 (GD)

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Ted Doucette (plaintiff) v. Daina Marjorie Parent (defendant)

(1842/93)

Indexed As: Doucette v. Parent

Ontario Court of Justice

General Division

Valin, J.

September 27, 1996.

Summary:

Doucette and Parent were neighbours. One of Parent's trees snapped off in a wind storm, causing damage to Doucette's property. Doucette sued Parent in negligence and nuisance.

The Ontario Court (General Division) dismissed the action.

Torts - Topic 45

Negligence - Standard of care - Particular persons and relationships - Landowners or occupiers of land - See paragraphs 19 to 21.

Torts - Topic 1417

Nuisance - Injury to property - Neighbouring owners - Trees - See paragraphs 21 to 34.

Cases Noticed:

Bottoni v. Henderson (1978), 21 O.R.(2d) 369 (H.C.), refd to. [paras. 21, 25, 27].

Reed v. Smith (1914), 17 D.L.R. 92 (B.C.C.A.), refd to. [para. 23].

Patterson v. Board of Education of North Vancouver (District), [1929] 3 D.L.R. 33 (B.C.C.A.), refd to. [para. 24].

Pugliese et al. v. National Capital Commission et al. (1977), 17 O.R.(2d) 129 (C.A.), varied [1979] 2 S.C.R. 104; 25 N.R. 498, refd to. [para. 27].

Zbarsky v. Lukashuk et al. (1991), 8 B.C.A.C. 151; 17 W.A.C. 151 (C.A.), refd to. [paras. 28, 32].

St. Pierre v. Ontario (Minister of Transportation and Communications) (1987), 75 N.R. 291; 22 O.A.C. 63; 39 D.L.R.(4th) 10 (S.C.C.), refd to. [paras. 28, 33].

Hayes v. Davis (1991), 54 B.C.L.R.(2d) 350 (C.A.), leave to appeal refused (1991), 136 N.R. 238; 6 B.C.A.C. 159; 13 W.A.C. 159; 58 B.C.L.R.(2d) xxxiv (S.C.C.), refd to. [para. 30].

Leakey v. National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, [1980] 1 All E.R. 17 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 31].

Nicholls v. Hennion, [1989] O.J. No. 785 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 32].

PPG Canada Inc. v. Colwell (R.B.) Ltd. (1991), 103 N.S.R.(2d) 181; 282 A.P.R. 181 (T.D.), refd to. [para. 32].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (3rd Ed. 1979), vol. 23, p. 101-73 [para. 18].

Fleming, John G., The Law of Torts (4th Ed. 1971), p. 346 [para. 28].

Fridman, G.H.L., The Law of Torts in Canada (1989), vol. 1, p. 233 [para. 18].

Linden, Allen M., Canadian Tort Law (5th Ed. 1993), p. 92 [para. 18].

Street, The Law of Torts (6th Ed. 1976), p. 219 [para. 28].

Counsel:

Pierre Legault, for the plaintiff;

Catherine Bruder, for the defendant.

This action was heard by Valin, J., of the Ontario Court (General Division), who released the following decision on September 27, 1996.

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    • Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia (Canada)
    • June 17, 2008
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    • Ontario Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • September 29, 2001
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    • Ontario Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
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    • Canada
    • Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • July 22, 2010
    ...he has a neighbour." [97] That test has often been applied. In Doucette v. Parent , 1996 CarswellOnt 3731, 31 C.C.L.T. (2d) 190, 14 O.T.C. 354, the Court at p. 7 quotes from other cases and from Fleming's The Law of Torts (4th Edition), 1971 at p. 346 citing: "Reasonableness ......
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    • Canada
    • Ontario Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • September 29, 2001
    ...to. [para. 22]. Kelley et al. v. Ingersoll (Town) et al. (1996), 5 O.T.C. 212 (Gen. Div.), refd to. [para. 23]. Doucette v. Parent (1996), 14 O.T.C. 354 (Gen. Div.), refd to. [para. 654287 Ontario Ltd. v. Windsor (City), [2000] O.T.C. 351 (Sup. Ct.), refd to. [para. 26]. Counsel: Philip B. ......
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    • Ontario Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • May 11, 2000
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