Legal Wit — Poop and Scoop Litigation

Legal Wit — Poop and Scoop Litigation

I cannot help but comment that the courts as public institutions are already bursting at the seams with all manner of claims. To add to that public burden the type of exchanges that these parties have engaged in would be to let the litigious society stray without a leash — or perhaps without a lis. 


There is no claim for pooping and scooping into the neighbour's garbage can, and there is no claim for letting Rover water the neighbour's hedge. Likewise, there is no claim for looking at the neighbour's pretty house, parking a car legally but with malintent, engaging in faux photography on a public street, raising objections at a municipal hearing, walking on the sidewalk with dictaphone in hand, or just plain thinking badly of a person who lives nearby.

Morland-Jones v. Taerk |  (WestlawNext Canada)
2014 CarswellOnt 6612 |  (Westlaw Canada)
Ontario Superior Court of Justice
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