Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"..... purporting to be an affidavit of documents ..." - now you've made us angry!

Tansi/Good Day Folks:

Counselor Trachtenberg shouldn't be so nasty. Look at all the $250/hour (minimum) taxpayer dollars we've made for him with his lawsuit. How is this public expenditure helping Manitoba's Metis citizens?

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk
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POSNER & TRACHTENBERG
Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public
710-491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E4
Fax: (204) 944-8878

Gerald S. Posner
Manitoba & Ontario Bars

Murray N. Trachtenberg. B.A., LL.B.
Direct Line: (204) 940-9602
e-mail: mtrachtenberg@ptlaw.mb.ca
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December 31, 2007

Mr. Clare L. Pieuk
2 - 371 Des Meurons Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2N6

Dear Mr. Pieuk:

Re: MMF et al vs. Clare L. Pieuk et al
Queen's Bench File No. CI 05-01-41955
My File No. 2003-20

I acknowledge receipt of your email dated December 27, 2007 which was marked "Without Prejudice" and provided Schedule B to your Affidavit of Documents.

I note that in the draft Affidavit, paragraph 2 refers to Schedule B as documents that you "do not object to producing for inspection."

Schedule B to the Affidavit of Documents as prescribed by the Court of Queen's Bench Rules refers to documents that one objects ot producing on the grounds that such documents are privileged. Accordingly, I require clarification from you as to whether or not the documents you have listed are in fact documents that you will produce.

If you are prepared to produce these documents, I would suggest that they be included in a Schedule A not Schedule B. Furthermore, I request that you provide me with copies of all of them and I will pay your reasonable photocopying charges.

In any event, the undertakings given at your examination for discovery referred to specific emails that you undertook to produce. I have requested these from you previously and I note that you have not yet provided copies to my office. Please provide those copies in the very immediate future.

Yours truly,
MURRAY N. TRACHTENBERG
MNT/lec
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POSNER & TRACHTENBERG
Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public
710-491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 2E4
Fax: (204) 944-8878

Gerald S. Posner
Manitoba & Ontario Bars

Murray N. Trachtenberg, B.A., LL.B.
Direct Line: (204) 940-9602
email: mtrachtenberg@ptlaw.mb.ca
________________________________________
January 25, 2008

Mr. Clare L. Pieuk
2 - 371 Des Meurons Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2N6

Dear Mr. Pieuk:

Re: MMF et al vs. Clare L. Pieuk et al
Queen's Bench File No. CI 05-01-41955
My File No. 2003-20

I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 2, 2008 received in my office on January 10, 2008 enclosing a series of written interrogatories.

Queen's Bench Rule 31.04(1) permits a party who seeks to examine a plaintiff to serve interrogatories only after having served an affidavit of documents.

You have previously provided me with an unsworn document purporting to be an affidavit of documents. I have alrady written to you with regard to that document (my letter of December 31, 2007). The document you have provided does not comply with the requirements for an affidavit of documents.

In the circumstances, the delivery of interrogatories by you is premature and not in accordance with Queen's Bench Rule 31.04(1).

Yours truly,
MURRAY N. TRACHTENBERG
MNT/lec

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