Wizard of Caselaw

Demo version: Wizard of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Last updated March 21, 2019

What It Does

LexCaliber™ asks you questions to find matching precedents.

How It Works

Table 1 below shows how LexCaliber™ works.

Table 1. LexCaliber™ Function, Input and Output.

Function Input
1. Who are you? Healthy, male, millennial
2. What’s the damage? Broken leg
3. Who are your witnesses? 2 friends, 2 experts
Output X v Y, 1992 ONCA

LexCaliber™ is meant to serve as an all-Canadian, super-cheap-and-easy-to-use alternative to LexisNexis and Westlaw, which most lawyers, let alone clients, can’t afford. (Think for a moment. Private American companies own the tools for legal research in Canada!)

It also takes hours–BILLABLE hours!–to look up and read cases on LexisNexis and WestLaw, whereas LexCaliber™ instantly pulls out the relevant case, like the Sword in the Stone, after asking you a couple of questions, so you don’t even have to search!

A Westlaw or LexisNexis search could easily buy you dozens on LexCaliber™.

LexCaliber™ thus represents a monumental initiative in Canadian jurisprudence, legaltech and access to justice!

A demo version of this app is in development for motor vehicle accidents in Ontario for clients between the ages of 18 and 69, and you’re welcome to contribute!

Call for Contributors!

You can contribute by investing or volunteering for this project! This memo provides details about the work involved. The following section lists and assigns the cases we’ll be curating for the database.

As a courtesy, contributors to this project will receive:

  • acknowledgement of their names and number of contributions
  • privileged access to the entire LexCaliber™ database
  • a free lifetime subscription to LexCaliber™
  • if students, a recommendation from us upon request
List of Cases

The table below lists some cases we’ll be analyzing for the database:

Case Type Assigned to
Akeelah v. Clow, 2018 ONSC 3410 (CanLII) Damages Oussama Hamza
Popal v. Dela-Cruz., 2019 ONSC 139 (CanLII) Settlement Oussama Hamza
Stewart v. The Corporation of the Township of Douro-Dummer, 2018 ONSC 4009 (CanLII) Liability Oussama Hamza
Bradfield v. Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, 2018 ONSC 4477 (CanLII) Subrogation
St. Laurent Automotive Group Inc. v. Sami’s Garage Ltd., 2018 ONSC 4380 (CanLII) Damages
Mame v. Victorin, 2018 ONSC 7477 (CanLII) Threshold
O’Brien v. O’Brien, 2018 ONSC 4665 (CanLII) Threshold
Hall v. Shearer, 2018 ONSC 5837 (CanLII)


SALMAN v. IPACS, 2018 ONSC 4803 (CanLII) Settlement
Macleod v. Marshall et al., 2018 ONSC 5100 (CanLII) Costs endorsement (with breakdown of damages)
K.M. v. Marson, 2018 ONSC 3493 (CanLII) Damages
Sheldon v Reyna, 2018 ONSC 5611 (CanLII) Damages
Fogel v Chiriatti, 2016 ONSC 3986 (CanLII) Damages
Robins v. Wagar, 2017 ONSC 3356 Damages
Hinds v. Metrolinx, 2017 ONSC 6619 (CanLII) Damages
Mousseau v. Morrison, 2018 ONSC 1274 Threshold motion (with breakdown of damages)
Watts v Bowman, 2016 ONSC 3994 (CanLII) Subrogation
Sharma v Stewart, 2017 ONSC 4333 (CanLII) Costs endorsement
Gupta v Singh, 2017 ONSC 2406 (CanLII) Costs endorsement
Zeitoun v Falconeri, 2016 ONSC 5360 (CanLII) Motion requesting orders (with breakdown of damages)
Hosseini and Anthony, 2016 ONSC 5405 (CanLII) Ruling on an assessment (with breakdown of damages)
Fairweather v. Davies, 2017 ONSC 7051


Endorsement of settlement (with breakdown of damages)
Grieves v. Parsons, 2018 ONSC 1905 (CanLII) Costs endorsement (with breakdown of damages)
List of Contributors


Joined March 11, 2019

AARON ZAKARIA is a wizard of law with a background in psychology. Check out his LinkedIn profile!