I just found out today that Claude had passed away on July 10, 2012. I was shocked and saddened by his death. I had seen him in court not too long ago. Claude gave me a warm hug and talked about a case we had worked on very hard for the whole year. I don't know Claude personally but Claude was very pleasant, kind and considerate while I was working with him. My heartfelt condolences to Claude's family. RIP Claude. I will miss seeing you in the court-rooms.