Daniel Shapiro
ADR & Legal Consulting
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Daniel Shapiro, Q.C., C. Arb.
Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator and Lawyer

Daniel Shapiro

311 21st Street East
Saskatoon SK S7K 0C1 Canada
tel: 306 244 5656 fax: 306 244 5644

Cases of Note
Reported cases since 1987 may be viewed by Law Society members on-line at:

Reported cases since 2001 may be viewed on line at:

Administrative Law
  • Stromberg at el v. Law Society of Saskatchewan et al.
    [1996] 3 W.W.R. 389 (Sask. Q.B.)
    [1996] 10 W.W.R. 737 (Sask. Q.B.)
    [Application to quash quasi-criminal charges by Law Society against lawyer]
  • Stolar v. Moore et al [1995], 128 Sask. R. 144 (Sask. C.A.)
    [Judicial Review - Workers' Compensation Board decision]
  • Milne v. Government of Saskatchewan, [1992] 3 W.W.R. 354 (Sask.C.A.)
    [Judicial Review - bias re: Chair of Government chiropractic billings review committee]

Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Insurance
  • Willms v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance 2002 SKQB 278,
    [2002]TWL QB02276 (Sask. Q.B. Allbright J.)
    2003 SKCA 18, [2003] TWL CA03018 (Sask. C.A.)
    [Suit against SGI for denying insurance benefits to farmer who collided with train, where SGI alleged that the farm plates were not applicable]
  • Cox et al v. Board of Education of Battlefords School Division No. 118 of Saskatchewan
    [2002] SKQB 150 (Sask. Q.B., Baynton, J.)
    [Claim for damages from environmental illness on behalf of a group of high school teachers]
  • Flysak v. St. Paul's Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 20, 2002 SKQB 2, [2002] TWL QB02002 (Dovell, J.)
    [Claim for damages from school playground accident]
  • Zip Transfer Ltd. v. Sask. Power Corp., Sask. Q.B., 2000SKQB132 [auto accident]
  • Gallant v. Belcourt, Sask. Court of Appeal CA 91028 January 1991
    [auto accident]

Aviation Accident Litigation
  • Stolar v. Moore et al (see under Administrative Law)

Commercial Litigation
  • Kaplan v. Congregation Agudas Israel
    2001 SKQB 3, [2001]TWL QB01011 (Sask. Q.B., Wright, J.)
    2001 SKCA 100, [2001]TWL CA01100 (Sask. C. A.)
    [claim against directors alleging inducement to breach contract]
  • First Choice Capital Fund Ltd. v. First Canadian Capital Corp., [1997] 9 W.W.R. 177 (Sask.Q.B.)
    [Immigrant investor litigation]
  • Porter Development Ltd. et al v. Cairns Homes Ltd. et al, March 29, 1983, Sask.C.A.
    [Complex commercial real estate litigation]
  • Co-op Trust of Canada v. Target 21 Industries Ltd., [1983] 3 W.W.R. 97 (Sask. C.A.)
    [Complex commercial real estate/mortgage litigation]

Criminal Law
  • R. v. Latimer
    [mercy killing]
    Intervenor status, February 20, 1995, (Sask. C.A.)
    Main Appeal; [1995] 8 W.W.R. 609 (Sask. C.A.)
  • R. v. Harvey Smith, [1983] 4 W.W.R. 717 (Sask. C.A.)
    [tax evasion - art fraud]

Fatal Accidents Litigation
  • Attorney General of Canada v. Ahenakew
    [1984] 3 W.W.R. 442 (Sask. Q.B.)
    [1986] 4 W.W.R. 230 (Sask. C.A.)
  • Brazeau v. Olson(civil jury trial - loss of mother of young children]

Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Robinson v. Royal University Hospital and Hanson, Sask. Court of Appeal, 94130, Sep. 1993
    [Claim against obstetrician and hospital alleging failure to prevent transmission of Group B Strep from mother to baby during delivery]
  • Steier v. University Hospital Board, [1988] 4 W.W.R. 309 (Sask. C.A.)
    [Claim against anaesthetist re: severe brain damage due to anaesthesia complications]
  • Finley v. Sugarman, [1987] 2 W.W.R. 40 (Sask. Q.B.)
    [Hospital claim of privilege re: peer review/quality assurance programs, obstetrical negligence action]
  • Haughian v. Paine
    [1987] 36 C.C.L.T. 242 (Sask. Q.B.)
    [1987] 4 W.W.R. 97 (Sask. C.A.) (leave to appeal to S.C.C. refused)
    [Claim for medical negligence against neurosurgeon, leading to paralysis, informed consent issues]

Public Interest Litigation
  • Fancy, Sask. Human Rights Commission v. Board of Education of Saskatoon,
    [1999] 35 C.H.R.R. D/9 (Sask. Board of Inquiry, Halvorson, J.)
    [Prayer in Schools]
  • Attorney General of Canada v. Saskatchewan Water Corporation et al
    [Rafferty/Alameda dam case], [1991] 2 W.W.R. 614 (Sask.C.A.)
  • Welk v. Social Services Appeal Board
    (1985), 21 Admin. L.R. 78 (Sask. Q.B.)
    (1986), 28 D.L.R. (4th) 476 (Sask. C.A.) (leave to appeal to S.C.C. refused)
    [Whether "family" includes common law spouses]
  • Saskatoon Criminal Defence Lawyers Association v. Lane(1985), 11 D.L.R. (4th) 239 (Sask. Q.B.) [Whether province can unilaterally reduce size of Court of Queen's Bench]

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