Case Briefs

Traditionally, a case brief is a  condensed, concise outline-form summary of a court opinion. These tailored case briefs are focused upon the human factors expert witness testimony cases found on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website.

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Karpouzis v. Toronto (City of), 2020 ONSC 143 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Karpouzis v. Toronto (City of), 2020 ONSC 143 (CanLII) Date: 2020-01-08 Facts At the time of the accident, the Plaintiff, Mr. Diomostenis Karpouzis, was 34 years old and an experienced skateboarder. Mr. Karpouzis went skateboarding for a cardio-workout on a trail within a City of Toronto park (South Humber Park) ...
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R. v. Davis-Locke, 2020 ONCJ 13 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

R. v. Davis-Locke, 2020 ONCJ 13 (CanLII) Date: 2020-01-07 Facts On August 4, 2018, a little after 7 AM on a Saturday, 24-year-old Mr. Kamau Davis-Locke was driving a Volvo S60 going eastbound on Highway 9 in the vicinity of Cardinal Golf Club. Highway 9 is a four-lane highway with ...
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/ Case Brief, collision, impaired, microsleep

Huang v Canadian National Railway Company, 2018 BCSC 1235 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Huang v Canadian National Railway Company, 2018 BCSC 1235 (CanLII) Date: 2018-07-24 Facts The Plaintiff, Ms. Jane Huang, while traveling east on Smith Crescent towards Glover Road, was seriously injured in a collision with a Canadian National Railway (“CNR”) train on railway track owned by The Canadian Pacific Railway (“CPR”) [Defendants] on ...
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/ Case Brief, collision, rail

Sapia v Invermere (District), 2018 BCSC 1145 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Sapia v Invermere (District), 2018 BCSC 1145 (CanLII) Date: 2018-07-09 Facts 82-year old Ms. Sapia fell as she was leaving Invermere Seniors’ Hall to go to her car on October 17, 2014 at about 4:30 p.m. The walkway which runs along the Seniors’ Hall where she fell was 6 inches ...
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Godbout v Notter, 2018 BCSC 1043 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Godbout v Notter, 2018 BCSC 1043 (CanLII) Date: 2018-06-25 Facts On April 26, 2013 Mr. Cole Kenneth Notter (the defendant) was driving at night in his black Kia vehicle westbound on Highway 1, east of Chilliwack in British Columbia. Mr. Notter lost control of his Kia, struck the center cable ...
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R. v Patel, 2017 ONSC 4048 (CanLII)

R. v Patel, 2017 ONSC 4048 (CanLII) Date: 2017-07-05 Facts "This is a tragic case. On September 5, 2014, a seven year old girl, Carol Ni, while on her bicycle with her Aunt was travelling east on the south end crosswalk at the intersection of McCowan Road and Coleraine Avenue, ...
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Tondat v Hudson’s Bay Company, 2017 ONSC 3226 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Tondat v Hudson’s Bay Company, 2017 ONSC 3226 (CanLII) Date: 2017-05-26 Facts The Plaintiff, Ms. Sandra Tondat brought a claim for damages against Hudson’s Bay Co. (Defendant) from a slip and fall that occurred on December 2, 2012 at approximately 1 PM. It had been raining heavily early that morning ...
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Nagrare v Swirls Cup Cakes, 2017 ONSC 2567 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Nagrare v Swirls Cup Cakes, 2017 ONSC 2567 (CanLII) Date: 2017-04-26 Facts The Plaintiff, Ms. Sangeeta Nagrare, tripped and fell when she caught her foot on the threshold of the doorway while entering the Swirls Cup Cake store (Defendant). Ms. Nagrare suffered dental fractures and a head injury. Ms. Nagrare ...
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R. v. Wong, 2017 BCSC 646 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

R. v. Wong, 2017 BCSC 646 (CanLII) Date: 2017-03-16 Facts The Defendant, Mr. Wong, was backing up while driving his motor vehicle towards his garage and struck a pedestrian who sustained significant injuries in the collision. Mr. Wong then left the scene. Mr. Wong later returned to the scene and ...
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/ Case Brief, collision, hit and run

Labanowicz v Fort Erie (Town), 2017 ONSC 630 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Labanowicz v Fort Erie (Town), 2017 ONSC 630 (CanLII) Labanowicz v Fort Erie (Town), 2017 ONSC 2072 (CanLII) Date: 2017-01-27 Facts The plaintiff, Ms. Wanda Labanowicz, was riding as a cyclist on a paved trail in Fort Erie (the Defendant) when she ran into the unmarked sleeve of a bollard ...
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/ bollard, Case Brief, collision, cyclist

Anjum v John Doe and State Farm, 2016 ONSC 7784 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Anjum v John Doe and State Farm, 2016 ONSC 7784 (CanLII) Date: 2016-12-12 Facts The Plaintiff, Mr. Anjum Anjum, alleged that as he drove, an unidentified motorist cut him off, causing him to lose control and drive off the road into a ditch on the eastbound ramp of Highway 403 ...
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/ Case Brief, collision, roadway departure

Baker v Poucette, 2016 ABQB 557 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Baker v Poucette, 2016 ABQB 557 (CanLII) Date: 2016-10-04 Facts Mr. Bradley Baker died when the motorcycle he was driving collided into the rear-end of a half-ton truck driven by the Defendant, Mr. Newton Poucette. The collision occurred on November 5, 2010, around 3 PM on a sunny day, and ...
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/ Case Brief, collision, motorcycle, rear-end

Fraser v. Vancouver (City), 2016 BCSC 1074 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Fraser v. Vancouver (City), 2016 BCSC 1074 (CanLII) Date: 2016-06-13 Facts Mr. Ranald Fraser sought damages in relation to a fall he claimed occurred on May 26, 2013 between 6:30 and 7:00 pm while walking with his mountain bike in the 1600 block of West 4th Avenue in the City ...
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Gardiner v MacDonald, 2016 ONSC 602 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Gardiner v MacDonald, 2016 ONSC 602 (CanLII) Date: 2016-01-26 Facts A fatal angle collision occurred on January 23, 2008 at approximately 1:54 am between an SUV driven by Mr. Mark MacDonald and a OC Transpo bus driven by Mr. Raymond Richer, at the intersection of Heron Road and Riverside Dr ...
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/ angle collision, bus, Case Brief

Mortland and VanRootselaar v. Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76, 2015 AHRC 9 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Mortland and VanRootselaar v. Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76, 2015 AHRC 9 (CanLII) Date: 2015-04-29 Facts “Ms. Charlotte Mortland and Mr. Bill VanRootselaar (the complainants) were school bus drivers employed by the respondent Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76 (the School Division, or Peace Wapiti). The complainants were mandatorily ...
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/ age, Case Brief, school bus

SDAB2014-0091 (Re), 2014 CGYSDAB 91 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

SDAB2014-0091 (Re), 2014 CGYSDAB 91 (CanLII) Date: 2014-12-29 Facts Bill Co. Incorporated appealed a refusal by the Calgary Development Authority to allow for a permit to install a digital advertising sign at 727 42 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta. This proposed sign location is near the intersection of Blackfoot Trail SE ...
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Fordham et al v. Municipality of Dutton-Dunwich, 2012 ONSC 6739 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Fordham et al v. Municipality of Dutton-Dunwich, 2012 ONSC 6739 (CanLII) Date: 2012-11-27 Facts A single vehicle roadway departure collision occurred at approximately 8:50 PM, January 20th, 2007 at the intersection of Willey Road and Erin Line in Dutton-Dunwich, Ontario. The intersection environment was rural and both roads were gravel ...
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R. v. Puvtoski, 2014 ONCJ 658 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

R. v. Puvtoski, 2014 ONCJ 658 (CanLII) Date: 2014-12-04 Facts A collision between a motorcycle driven by Ms. Lisa Grey and a minivan driven by Mr. Milko Puvtoski (the Defendant) at the intersection of William Kitchen Boulevard and Kennedy Road in Scarborough occurred at approximately 3:15 AM on May 5, ...
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/ Case Brief, collision, impaired driving

Ziemer v. Wheeler, 2014 BCSC 2049 (CanLII) – Human Factors Case Brief

Ziemer v. Wheeler, 2014 BCSC 2049 (CanLII) Date: 2014-10-31 Facts This case covered three related collisions on the Alaska Highway (Highway 97) between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John in British Columbia on February 21, 2011, which occurred in the following order:
  1. Mr. Harris Wheeler hit a moose while ...
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