An Ontario lawyer has been ordered to personally pay $45,000 for the “irresponsible” issuance of a meritless third-party claim in a New Brunswick fraud case.
Sandra Dawe, the managing partner at Toronto and Windsor, Ont. firm Shibley Righton LLP, has until noon on Dec. 15 to pay the cash or risk enforcement proceedings.
Dawe is representing auditors being sued by Deer Island Credit Union in New Brunswick. The credit union alleges the auditors were negligent for failing to notice that a former employee at Deer Island had embezzled more than $1.8 million between 1995 and 2007.