Commercial Litigation

Never a dull moment in commercial litigation

Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto says early into law school she knew she wanted to pursue a career in litigation because it provided an opportunity to exercise her analytical skills – and it would certainly never be boring. Read more

The mobile lawyer: a new service delivery model

Lawyers need to start thinking beyond traditional models of service delivery to explore how technology can help them provide a more streamlined and cost-effective service to clients, says Toronto civil and commercial litigator Jonathan Miller. Read more

Mental distress awards in wrongful terminations

Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto says her client’s win in a wrongful dismissal case demonstrates a developing trend for courts to award damages for mental distress in addition to costs for wrongful dismissal when they find vulnerable employees have been unfairly treated. Read more

Acting as agent good way to gain experience, develop business

Toronto civil and commercial litigator Jonathan Miller says acting as agent in commercial and estate list matters has been an excellent way to get more courtroom exposure as well as build a small book of business. Read more

Kevin Fisher joins Gardiner Roberts LLP as partner

Toronto litigator Kevin Fisher has joined Gardiner Roberts LLP as partner, bringing his significant experience to a larger platform. Read more

Extra vigilance helps avoid conflicts of interest in business law

Although all lawyers are duty-bound to avoid conflicts of interest, this task is not always as easy as it seems, especially for those who practise business law, Toronto employment lawyer and commercial litigator Anatoly Dvorkin and lawyer Matthew Rendely write in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Gaertner Baron expands, adds new associate

Corporate and commercial litigation boutique Gaertner Baron Professional Corporation continues its expansion, adding civil litigation associate Maija Pluto. Read more

OSC whistleblower policy not a game changer: Radnoff

It would be optimistic to call the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) new whistleblower program a ‘game-changer’ with respect to its role in preventing fraud, and the regulator could arguably be allocating its resources to more effective initiatives, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff tells BNN . Read more

Supreme Court to hear Deloitte appeal over $118M Livent judgment

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will hear an appeal from Deloitte and Touche against a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded over its audit work for the Livent theatre company. Read more

Decision challenging court-appointed monitor fees 'unusual'

A recent decision by a British Columbia court to question fees already paid to a court-appointed monitor is unusual, as judges are normally reluctant to overly scrutinize the accounts of these officials, Toronto commercial litigation and class-action lawyer Brian Radnoff tells Law Times . Read more

MPs should exercise caution with sentencing reference letters

Members of Parliament should be cautious in offering a letter of reference in an ongoing legal matter, as their actions may be viewed as influencing court proceedings, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff , tells Canadian Lawyer . Read more

Anatoly Dvorkin provides focused, specialized legal service

Toronto employment lawyer and commercial litigator Anatoly Dvorkin is focusing his practice on specialized areas of law — employment, business, as well as corporate and commercial litigation — in order to deliver the best possible service to clients. Read more

More flexibility needed to avoid drawn-out discipline matters

Facing a lengthy Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) investigation can not only be emotionally draining and stressful on a lawyer, but they are also restricted from conducting certain roles, such as being an articling principal, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff , tells Law Times . Read more

It's not too late to collect receivables by year-end

If you are a business owner trying to collect receivables before your December year-end, it’s not too late to take action, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen . Read more

Lawyer's battle to continue after LSUC tribunal disclosure issues

Although the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) disciplinary appeal panel’s move to allow an Ottawa-based real estate lawyer's appeal is a victory, he has been battling the allegations for years and will have to go through the process again, his lawyer, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff , tells Legal Feeds . Read more