Representative Cases
 

We have appeared as counsel in over 200 reported decisions, including several appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada and Ontario Court of Appeal on a wide variety of issues, and numerous motions for disqualification of counsel.  

Supreme Court of Canada

 

  1. Rankin v. JJ (Litigation Guardian of), 2018 SCC 19
    tort law - negligence - duty of care - foreseeability
     

  2. Delta Air Lines Inc. v. Lukács, 2018 SCC 2 (limited scope retainer assisting Respondent)
    administrative law - transportation law - public interest standing
     

  3. Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., et al., 2017 SCC 34
    private international law - extraterritoriality - interlocutory injunctions
     

  4. Canadian National Railway v. McKercher LLP, [2013] 2 S.C.R. 649, 2013 SCC 39
    professions - disqualification of counsel

     

  5. Celanese Canada v. Murray Demolition, [2006] 2 S.C.R. 189, 2006 SCC 36
    professions - solicitor-client privilege - Anton Pillar orders - disqualification of counsel

     

  6. Law Society of New Brunswick v. Ryan, [2003] 1 S.C.R. 247, 2003 SCC 20
    professions - disbarment - administrative law - standard of review

     

  7. Reference re An Act to Amend the Education Act, [1987] 1 S.C.R. 748, 1987 CanLII 65
    constitutional law - Charter of Rights and Freedoms

     

  8. Bell Canada v. Consumers Association of Canada, [1986] 1 S.C.R. 190, 1986 CanLII 49
    administrative law - judicial review - costs

 
 
 
 
 

Ontario Court of Appeal

 

  1. Environs Wholesale Nursery v. Environs Landscape Contracting, 2019 ONCA 547
    contracts - breach of warranty - misrepresentation
     

  2. Alectra Utilities Corporation v. Solar Power Network Inc., 2019 ONCA 254
    arbitration award - jurisdiction to set aside - contractual interpretation
     

  3. Ghiassi v. Singh, 2018 ONCA 764
    medical malpractice - causation - causal inference
     

  4. Cheung v. Samra, 2018 ONCA 923
    medical malpractice - jury verdict - interlocutory order
     

  5. Butler v. Royal Victoria Hospital, 2018 ONCA 409
    medical malpractice - damages - loss of future income - contingencies
     

  6. Sataur v. Starbucks Coffee Canada Inc., 2017 ONCA 1017
    personal injury - motion to strike - liability of employees
     

  7. Sacks v. Ross, 2017 ONCA 773
    medical malpractice - causation - jury questions
     

  8. Nagribianko v. Select Wine Merchants, 2017 ONCA 540
    employment law - probationary employees - contractual interpretation
     

  9. Ontario v. Chartis Insurance, 2017 ONCA 59 
    professions - disqualification of counsel
     

  10. Andrade v. Andrade, 2016 ONCA 368
    resulting and constructive trusts - palpable and overriding error

     

  11. Servello v. Servello, 2015 ONCA 434
    equitable remedies - undue influence - clean hands doctrine

     

  12. Khan v. Lee, 2014 ONCA 889
    medical malpractice - pleadings
     

  13. Maraschiello-Barnett v. Ku, 2013 ONCA 185
    medical malpractice - civil procedure
     

  14. Gutbir v. University Health Network, 2012 ONCA 66
    medical malpractice - adequacy of jury findings
     

  15. Randall v. Lakeridge Health Oshawa, 2010 ONCA 537
    medical malpractice - adequacy of trial judge's reasons
     

  16. Dalewood Economy v. Black Estate, 2010 ONCA 824
    trust agreement - release
     

  17. Chippewas of Mnjikaning First Nation v. Ontario, 2010 ONCA 47
    reasonable apprehension of bias - interventions by trial judge
     

  18. Bray v. Fijnheer, 2009 ONCA 746
    knowing assistance of breach of trust
     

  19. Stewart v. Humber River Hospital, 2009 ONCA 350
    professions - disqualification of counsel
     

  20. Conceicao Farms Inc. v. Zeneca Corp. (2006), 83 O.R. (3d) 792, 2006 CanLII 31976
    expert reports - litigation privilege
     

  21. Celanese v. Murray Demolition (2004), 73 O.R. (3d) 64, 2004 CanLII 31856
    professions - solicitor-client privilege - Anton Pillar orders - disqualification of counsel
     

  22. Law Society of Upper Canada v. Junger (1996), 133 D.L.R. (4th) 297, 1996 CanLII 795
    professions - administrative law
     

  23. Wolverine Tube v. Noranda (1995), 26 O.R. (3d) 577, 1995 CanLII 785
    negligent misrepresentation
     

  24. McKay v. Camco Inc. (1986), 53 O.R. (2d) 257, 1986 CanLII 2544
    employment law - damages

 

Federal Court of Appeal

 

  1. Sandoz Canada v. Canada, 2015 FCA 249
    constitutional law - division of powers
     

  2. Apotex Inc. v. Merck & Co., Inc., 2015 FCA 171
    quantification of damages - causation - non-infringing alternative
     

  3. Bell Canada v. Canada (Canadian Radio and Television Commission), [1984] 1 F.C. 79
    administrative law - judicial review

 

Other Provincial Courts of Appeal
 
  1. Canadian National Railway Company v SSAB Alabama Inc., 2019 SKCA 33
    professions - disqualification of counsel
     

  2. Wallace v. Canadian National Railway, 2011 SKCA 108 (Sask. C.A.)
    professions - disqualification of counsel
     

  3. Solicitor "X" v. Nova Scotia Barristers' Society1998 CanLII 3223 (N.S.C.A.)
    professions - reasonable apprehension of bias - interventions by hearing panel

 

Ontario Divisional Court

 

  1. Nagribianko v. Select Wine Merchants Ltd., 2016 ONSC 490
    employment law - dismissal of probationary employees
     

  2. Ontario v. Chartis Insurance, 2016 ONSC 43
    professions - disqualification of counsel
     

  3. Sinai v. Carr2010 ONSC 8025
    judicial conduct - judicial review - Commissions of Inquiry
     

  4. Romain v. Ontario (Lieutenant Governor in Council)2005 CanLII 31588
    judicial conduct - judicial review - Commissions of Inquiry
     

  5. Abdool v. Anaheim (1995), 21 O.R. (3d) 453, 1995 CanLII 5597
    class actions - certification criteria
     

  6. Essa (Township) v. Guergis (1993), 15 O.R. (3d) 573,1993 CanLII 8576
    professions - disqualification of counsel

 

Ontario Superior Court
 
  1. J.O. v. Dr. L., 2018 ONSC 4953
    medical malpractice - breach of fiduciary duty - rules of pleading
     

  2. Alectra Utilities Corporation v. Solar Power Network Inc., 2018 ONSC 4926
    arbitration award - jurisdiction to set aside - contractual interpretation
     

  3. ProResp Inc. v. Wallace, 2018 ONSC 3192
    motion to strike - rules of pleading
     

  4. Automodular Corporation v. General Motors of Canada Limited, 2018 ONSC 1640
    contract law - settlement agreement - implied terms
     

  5. McCain v. Melanson, 2016 ONSC 6350
    conflicts of interest - confidential information - disqualification of counsel 
     

  6. D. Robert Findlay Law Office Professional Corporation v. Werner, 2015 ONSC 2955
    summary judgment - professions - conflicts of interest
     

  7. Ontario v. Chartis Insurance Co. of Canada, 2014 ONSC 4221
    professions - disqualification of counsel - ethical screens
     

  8. Ryan ULC v. Brendan Moore & Associates Ltd.2010 ONSC 6924
    contempt of court
     

  9. Brendan Moore & Associates v. Moore, 2010 ONSC 6920
    contempt of court
     

  10. Tudor Inn Reception Hall (1992) Ltd. v. Merzat Industries Ltd., 2006 CanLII 31305
    product liability - adequacy of warning
     

  11. Chiefs of Ontario v. Ontario, [2003] O.J. No. 580, 2003 CanLII 32351
    professions - disqualification of counsel
     

  12. Zawadski v. Matthews Group, [1998] O.J. No. 43
    professions - disqualification of counsel
     

  13. Transamerica Life Insurance Co. of Canada v. Seward, 1997 CanLII 12144
    professions - disqualification of counsel

Federal Court

 

  1. Ratiopharm Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 FC 502
    judicial review - constitutional law
     

  2. Sandoz Canada Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General)2014 FC 501
    judicial review - constitutional law
     

  3. MediaTube Corp. v. Bell Canada, 2014 FC 237
    professions - disqualification of counsel
     

  4. Teva Canada Innovation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 FC 448
    judicial review - jurisdiction
     

  5. Air Canada Pilots Association v. Kelly2011 FC 120
    judicial review - human rights