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updated entries to LinkedIn profile September 14, 2015
Richard Chmura, Pro Se
August 2007 - Present (8 years 2 months)Daytona Beach, FL, Brantford & Toronto, ON
Defended $300K defamation and intrusion upon seclusion suit to $0 recovery in 8 years
involving 18 lawyers-original firm removed. Style of cause has 9 represented parties. 42
appearances 21 judges 9-day jury trial appears the Ontario record for self-litigant;
including pendency of a total publication ban and record sealing order granted on my
2008 ad hoc motion. Defended myself on discovery/JD/affidavits exams and conducted
discovery examinations twice on four parties because reporting company lost all
original and back-up (first fiasco in 25 years business). Litigated numerous long
motions including - re jurisdiction, successfully resisting 3 motions for same injunctive
relief claim, motion to compel, constitutional question, Anton Piller, summary judgment.
Conducted two Appeals to Court of Appeal for Ontario with motions to extend time to
perfect and for fresh evidence. Defended a challenge of my summons to witness served
on Ontario Legislature Speaker, Dave Levac; quashed with argument on Levac's behalf
by two lawyers from the Ministry of the Attorney General (rendered the Speaker
speechless). Commenced contempt proceedings citing prima facie multiple publication
ban breaches from within operations of both levels of the court itself and defended a
cross-motion brought in response by third party unnamed in the contempt. Contempt
liability remains a live issue pending return of motion adjourned on consent sine die,
now with Carey v Laikin SCC 2015. Navigated several pre-trial conferences and many
pretrial motions from 2010 to 2015. Dealing with post-trial proceedings/reserved
REMARKS FROM THE BENCH by Justice Harrison Arrell May 15, 2008: "Thank you.
Mr. Chmura, I want to thank you, sir for your flexibility and your compromise today, and
the responsible way you've handled this. It was a difficult situation, and I know you've
been inconvenienced in coming up here and I want you to know the court appreciated
the attitude that you've taken today..."
Private Prosecutor - contempt
Richard Chmura, Pro Se
April 2013 - Present (2 years 6 months)Brantford Ontario, Toronto Ontario
Dealing with multiple contemptuous breaches of court ordered total publication ban and
record sealing. Investigation determined that court operations (Ontario Superior Court
of Justice and Court of Appeal for Ontario) were the source of emails violating the order.
Contempt motion ultimately precipitated on a CAO breach with decision published by
CanLII. The court vacated the offended order, ostensibly to avoid prison terms for those
responsible. Now waiting explanations and apologies from the Courts for acts which
would warrant jail time for any person in breach of a similar order under their jurisdiction.
REMARKS FROM THE BENCH by Justice Murray May 15, 2014:
Well, if it is vacated, I mean,
does that not effectively - does not [opposing counsel's]
request to vacate it essentially deal with
the issues, or you say it leaves an issue to
be dealt with, that there is potentially an
argument that during the course of the ban
someone violated the order of the court and
therefore, even though it is vacated now?
Well, I know, and maybe [Richard Chmura] is
right. I do not really know the answer to
that question. Somebody would have to make a
ruling on it. [Richard Chmura] is not going to be foolish
enough to proceed, if there were a vacation
of the order. I mean, why would [Richard Chmura] do that?
It just ends up costing [Richard Chmura] money in costs,
and [Richard Chmura] is more thoughtful than that.
Final act of contempt was April 25, 2014 publication of a CAO decision on CanLII prior
to vacating the order thus creating prima facie evidence of actual bias. Excerpt from
 In this appeal, the appellant is also seeking several other heads of relief that were not
raised before the motion judge, including the reversal of previous orders of this court
and the Superior Court of Justice, a declaration that all Ontario courts are biased
against him, and the transfer of this matter to courts in Florida.
 There is simply no basis for granting any of this relief.
Private Prosecutor - contempt
update March 29, 2016 - a decade on
Veteran Brantford cop found dead in Cuba | The Hamilton Spectator
'...found lifeless on the tiny and uninhabited Cuban island of Cayo Saetia on March 19...On March
18, 2006, [Mark Stachurski] was among the first police officers at the scene of the murder of
8-year-old Brantford boy Jared Osidacz' .(ed rwc)...in life (and death ) timing is everything
Spectator investigation: Sex, drugs and police misconduct By Steve Buist, and Bill Dunphy, and Molly
HayesThe Hamilton Spectator Sat., May 28, 2016 | Davin Charney, a Toronto lawyer representing
Jane Doe, said he's deeply troubled by the lack of police transparency. "Why is it left for the victim in
all of this to bring to the public's attention this outrageous police misconduct?"
August 18, 2007 ...We all know there is bad stuff, unsavoury stuff on the Internet. Racism. Porn.
Violence. Hatred. Some of it is policed. Sort of. Most of it isn't. Some of it is illegal. Some of it is just
vile. Anyone can say anything. The rules of libel and slander and defamation that apply to
mainstream media carry little weight on the net.
This website is as low as it gets.
Now, I certainly understand that the Osidacz family has suffered a loss. That the man who murdered
Jared was their son/brother/uncle whatever. But this website -- called Andrew's Answer -- doesn't
limit itself to paying homage to a lost loved one. It attempts to exonerate Andrew. Argues it wasn't
his fault. Says -- in bad poetry -- that he isn't responsible. Suggests in one poem that his new ...
then, let's talk 8 years after that...
'Carl, Bill' and Adam - Screenplay progress info here
July 13, 2015
To all my supporters,
I want to thank you all for your many private kind words of congratulations and encouragement on my extended
challenges in the courts as per the latest update on my LinkedIn profile. It is comforting to know so many contributors
to our economy understand the importance of flexibility and compromise in discharging our social responsibility; even
in the face of enormous personal inconvenience. I am not publishing names because it would be impossible to
address each of you personally without inadvertently missing someone. Although the saga continues, we finally can
see investigations reopened by the SIU into Brantford Police use of force by serial killer Adam Hill. This gives us hope
that those who wield power, along with those whose job it is to oversee them, will fulfill with uncompromised due
diligence their obligations to democratic transparency, truth, justice and the Rule of Law.