Justice Quinn a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has delivered a judgment which many of us with any judicial capacity would have loved to have delivered and in a case which many lawyers have seen too often. It is almost certainly the walk-away winner of the 2011 Family Court Judgment of the Year award! On any basis it makes great reading as well as being a well measured and balanced judgment.
The facts were simple: Larry and Catherine married had two children a daughter aged 13 and a son aged 11. Catherine left and moved in with Sam who worked for the same company as Larry and with whom he had previously been best friends. There were issues of residence and contact property and maintenance. And so the turmoils began.
Justice Quinn commences his Judgment: "Paging Dr. Freud. Paging Dr. Freud." He continues: "This is yet another case that reveals the...
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