Outcome of Valentine v. Rodriguez-Elizalde Trial

Valentine v. Rodriguez-Elizalde 2016 ONSC 3540, was a two week jury trial conducted by Ziv Tsimerman and Kamila Podbielski of Reybroek Barristers. Ms. Valentine was awarded $50,000 for a loss of competitive advantage/diminution of earning capacity.


This case shows that a Plaintiff can still be compensated for a loss of competitive advantage or diminution in earning capacity even though a his or her injuries are deemed not permanent and serious by a judge. Ms. Valentine was awarded $50,000 in loss of competitive advantage, $30,000 in general damages, $14,022.83 for past loss of income, and $1,200 for future housekeeping.