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Yaniv’s Legal Log

Last update July 17, 2020.

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  • Jessica Yaniv – Assault
    • Criminal, file #240588
    • Charged on July 9, 2020.
    • First hearing scheduled for Aug 31, 2020, 9:00 am.
    • Meow Mix spoke with Surrey RCMP in late January – charges were filed by police and sent to Crown Prosecutor for approval.
  • JY vs. Donald Smith
    • SUR-P-C-86323
    • JY suing Donald Smith for $30,000 for being a big meanie.
    • JY applied for – and received – a waiver of court fees.
  • JY vs. Kari Simpson
    • SUR-P-C86324
    • Yaniv sued Simpson for $15,000 for misgendering, hate crimes, etc.
    • JY applied for – and received – a waiver of court filing fees.
  • Private Prosecutions
    • Several – possibly as many as 14 – private prosecutions are scheduled to be heard May 25th in Surrey, BC. This may be postponed due to COVID.
    • There are 18 private prosecutions total.
    • February 11, 2020 – Yaniv filed several additional private prosecutions but details are unknown at this time. For details on how private prosecutions work, read this.
  • Keean Bexte and David Menzies vs. Jonathan Yaniv aka Jessiva Yaniv
    • June 9, 2020 – Rebel’s lawyers respond, deny every line in Yaniv’s claim.
    • Mar 16 – JY amends response and adds a $35,000 counterclaim against Bexte/Menzies for damages.
    • Mar 9, 2020 – JY replies to their claim denying all accusations.
    • Bexte/Menzies are represented by Kyle Bienvenu at Hira Rowan LLP.
    • Meow Mix story here.
    • File #SUR-P-C-86176
    • Notice of claim for $35,000 filed against Yaniv for Yaniv’s alleged (but recorded) assaults against David Menzies on August 15 and Keean Bexte on January 13.
  • Jessica Yaniv – Prohibited Weapon (2 counts)
    • Criminal – SUR-P-A-237425 – Surrey Provincial Court
    • Pre-sentencing hearing date and psych eval review scheduled for Aug 31, 2020.
    • June 1, 2020 – scheduled sentencing date, pending psychiatric evaluation.
    • March 16 – Yaniv pleads guilty to one charge.
    • February 24, 2020 – 9:00 am – Scheduled appearance.
    • February 10, 2020 – Scheduled appearance – Yaniv appeared secretly several hours ahead of scheduled time. Yaniv has obtained a lawyer.
    • January 13, 2020 – Appearance, “in between lawyers”.
    • December 5, 2019 – First appearance.
    • August 5, 2019 – Charged with 2 offences (for using taser on Blaire White video).
  • Amy Hamm vs. Jessica Yaniv – Defamation
    • Mar 17 – Hamm’s lawyer responds to counterclaim – denies all of Yaniv’s claim, calls it vexatious.
    • Mar 9 – JY replied with a long story about how Hamm sexually assaulted JY and had no business at the courthouse. JY denies all wrongdoing.
    • Announced January 17, 2020.
    • Lawsuit against Yaniv for defamation.
    • Demand letter sent January 22, 2020 to Yaniv demanding formal apology and retraction of Yaniv’s false claims.
    • Hamm is represented by Jay Cameron.
  • Jessica Yaniv vs. She Point Beauty Studio & Top Touch – Discrimination, Gender
    • Placed on hold for 6 months by the BC HRT for non-payment of $6,000 penalty in file #17587.
    • File # TBA
    • Defense represented by JCCF. See release here.
    • Yaniv approached these salons three days after losing his first claim against other salons.
  • Jessica Yaniv – Limited Access/Access Restricted
    • Surrey Provincial Court – SUR-P-A-237065, may also be 237804/5
    • File 237805 is due for it’s next hearing March 16, 2020.
    • December 30, 2019 – process hearing
    • December 11, 2019 – opened
    • Believed to be Yaniv’s personally filed private information charges against Donald Smith.
    • Searching for Donald Smith on the BC CSO site also shows this file.
  • Donald Smith – Criminal Harassment, Mischief
    • Criminal – Vancouver. 254282-2-C
    • Filed May 2, 2019. Most likely not related to Yaniv.
  • Donald Smith – Criminal Harassment, Uttering Threats, Breach of Undertaking
    • Criminal – 237538-2-C – Surrey Provincial Court
    • Charges filed on Donald after Yaniv’s complaints.
    • Released on bail February 5, 2020.
    • Next court date June 15, 2020.
    • January 15, 2020 – Scheduled appearance
    • January 21, 2020 – Scheduled appearance
    • December 31, 2019 – Warrant issued for arrest for breaking conditions of release.
    • December 11, 2019 – Charged with Breach of Undertaking
    • December 5, 2019 – Charged with Uttering Threats (after threatening Yaniv on YouTube and then showing up in person at Yaniv’s December 5 , 2019 court appearance).
    • December 3, 2019 – Charged with Criminal Harassment.
  • Jessica Yaniv vs. Various Waxing Salons – Discrimination, Gender
    • BC Supreme Civil Court – VLC-S-L-190456
    • December 30, 2019 – Certificate of judgment issued ordering Yaniv to pay $2,000 to each named victim (three total).
    • November 8, 2019 – JCCF requests payment order from court.
  • Jessica Yaniv vs.Morris & Szuchs Physiotherapist – Civil Lawsuit
    • Settlement conference rescheduled in late June. Date TBD.
    • Surrey Provincial Court – SUR-P-C-85518
    • February 28, 2020 – scheduled settlement conference.
    • January 20, 2020 – Third party notice – bed manufacturer say it isn’t their fault.
    • December 19, 2019 – Settlement conference.
    • December 2, 2019 – Reply to third party notice.
    • November 4, 2019 – Certificate of Service filed (2).
    • October 28, 2019 – Misc. correspondence.
    • October 11, 2019 – certificate of readiness
    • October 10, 2019 – notice to third party
    • September 17, 2019 – reply
    • September 4, 2019 – Yaniv sues physiotherapist for $35,000 after physio table breaks.
  • Donald Smith vs Jessica Yaniv – Civil
    • Vancouver Law Courts – VLC-S-S-1914076
    • December 16, 2019 – Yaniv responds to Smith’s suit, also requests no contact order (file VLC-S-S-1914076, merged with above).
    • December 16, 2019 – Yaniv files requisition to waive fees.
    • December 12, 2019 – Smith files civil claims against Yaniv. In his claim, Smith cites Yaniv’s alleged false police reports and simply requests Yaniv cease contact with him.
  • Jessica Yaniv vs. Various Waxing Salons – Discrimination, Gender
    • BC Human Rights Tribunal – 17587
    • October 22, 2019 – Denied appeal, judgment made final.
    • TBD Date – Decision hearing.
    • TBD Date – Hearing to merge 16 cases.
    • TBD Date – Lift publication ban after Yaniv violates it himself.
    • May 30, 2019 – JCCF application to lift publication ban and for costs against Yaniv.
    • TBD Date – Initial filing?
  • Jessica Yaniv vs. Bill Whatcott, Details TBD
    • BC Human Rights Tribunal – 19374
    • June 3, 2019 – Yaniv files HRT complaint against Bill Whatcott.
    • TBD Date – Morgane Oger decision where she won $55,000 that likely inspired Yanivs.
  • Jessica Yaniv vs. Jay Cameron (Meghan Murphy, John Carpay, JCCF Lindsay Shepherd)
    • Enforcement order – VLC-S-L-190135
    • Yaniv’s counsel – Laura Track.
    • Tribunal member – Devyn Cousineau
    • Respondents counsel – Jay Cameron
    • April 4, 2019 – File opened, enforcement order for JY vs. Mint Tanning Lounge, Shelah Poyer, and Jeremy Paradis BCHRT file 17559.
  • Jessica Yaniv vs. Jay Cameron (Meghan Murphy, John Carpay, JCCF Lindsay Shepherd)
    • Enforcement order – VLC-S-L-190136
    • Filed as X. vs Hot Mess Salon
    • Representative for X. – Herself.
    • Representative for respondent – Jayme Simpson
    • BC HRT file 17540.
    • April 4, 2019 – File opened, enforcement order for X vs. Hot Mess Salon – anonymization of JY and publication ban.
  • X. vs Hot Mess Salon – Discrimination
    • BC Human Rights Tribunal – File 17540
  • JY vs. Mint Tanning Lounge, Shelah Poyer, and Jeremy Paradis – Discrimination
    • BC Human Rights Tribunal – File 17589
    • January 15, 2019 – Correction made by BC HRT
  • Yaniv, Miriam vs. The Owners, Strata BCS 1359
    • Surrey Provincial Court – File SUR-P-C-84551
  • Jessica Yaniv vs. The Owners, Strata BCS 1359
    • Surrey Provincial Court – File SUR-P-C-84549
  • Jessica Yaniv vs. Phoenix Muranetz
    • Robson Square Provincial Court – File ROB-P-C-1655878
    • February 23, 2018 – Default hearing
    • December 6, 2017 – Settlement conference – cancelled
    • March 10, 2017 – Default hearing
    • June 8, 2016 – Counterclaim – Counterclaim – dispute – statement that Yaniv went into an unauthorized area and didn’t report the incident to the hosts.
    • June 8, 2016 – Opened – Jessica Yaniv files claim for $24,876 for breathing difficulties caused by smoke from burning sage at an event.
  • JY Knows IT Business Consulting vs. Andrew Barron
    • Supreme Civil – File VLC-S-S-1611566
    • February 3, 2017 – Barron files response, denies everything Yaniv says and calls Yaniv frivolous. Case adjourned. No costs awarded.
    • January 23, 2017 – JY requests injunction against Barron from using a VPN or spoofing software, issue arrest warrant for violations of court order, no contact, costs, and police enforcement. Case is dismissed.
    • January 3, 2017 – Barron response – denied all threats, no criminal history, no drugs. Calls Yaniv a liar.
    • December 19, 2016 – JY sues demanding Barron be charged criminally and transfer cases to VLC.
    • December 15, 2016 – JY obtains order “Mr. Andrew John Barron is also prohibited to comment about Jonathan Yaniv or JY Knows It Business Consulting both offline and via electronic means. Claims Barron has a weapon and his family is in danger. Yaniv cites twitter usernames as threats. Demands injunction against Barron to prevent evidence tampering, issue arrest warrant for Barron, no contact order against entire Barron family, prevent Barron from deleting his Facebook page.
    • January 20, 2016 – JY requests injunction against Barron saying he and his mother were stalked by Barron. Says he made death threats.
  • JY Knows IT Business Consulting vs. Andrew Barron
    • Provincial Small Claims – File NEW-P-C-16938
    • November 10, 2016 – JY sued Barron for acts of fraud – $24,736
  • Yaniv, Jonathan vs. Barron, Andrew
    • Provincial Small Claims – NEW-P-C-16878
    • September 14, 2016 – Yaniv wins default judgment $5,534
    • August 26, 2016 – Yaniv sues Barron for expenses related to Cimorelli headphone deal. $5,509 plus an additional $8,983.

Speculated/Claimed Cases

  • Jessica Yaniv vs. Elections Canada
  • Jessica Yaniv vs. NY Fries
  • Jessica Yaniv vs. EcoChic