Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Chaitons LLP continue with 63-million-dollar commercial case

Cassels Brock Blackwell, Mindon Gross lead the way in Commercial List appearances this week

Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Chaitons LLP continue with 63-million-dollar commercial case
Law firms appearing for the week ending October 21, 2022

The most notable commercial case this week is 10390160 Canada Ltd. et al v. Casey et al with a concerned amount of $63.3 million. Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP partner Robert Stellick appeared for the plaintiffs and Chaitons LLP lawyer Laura Culleton represented the respondents.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP appeared in six cases

John Birch, partner, represented applicant Go To Loans, Inc. in Go To Loans Inc. v. Federation Des Caisses Desjardins Du Quebec. Birch’s practice focuses on insolvency litigation as well as creditors’ remedies, contractual disputes, shareholder litigation, and Aboriginal litigation.

Natalie Levine, partner, represented applicant Sungard Availability Services in Sungard Availability Services (Canada LTD./Sungard, Services de continuite des affaires (Canada) LTEE v. Digital Toronto Nominee, Inc. et al. Levine’s practice focuses on corporate restructurings with an emphasis on debtors, DIP lenders, and informal committees in cross-border proceedings.

Alan Merskey, partner, represented applicant Ontario H Limited Partnership in Ontario H Limited Partnership v. 1043303 Ontario Limited et al and GPI Finco (Canada) Inc. in Granite Point Capital, LLC et al v GPI Finco (Canada) Inc. et al. Merskey’s complex litigation practice includes extensive insolvency litigation experience, having acted for court officers, debtors and creditors in a wide range of contested restructuring matters.

Stephanie Voudouris, partner, represented applicant Yamana Gold Inc. in Yamana Gold Inc. Voudouris has an active commercial litigation practice with a focus on securities litigation.

Beth Burnstein, associate, represented applicant 2492805 Ontario Inc. in 2492805 Ontario Inc. v. Dhanju et al. Burnstein’s practice involves a broad civil and commercial litigation, including securities matters, corporate disputes, contract disputes, and class actions.

Minden Gross LLP appeared in court four times

Catherine Francis, partner, represented respondent Earlston Mortgage Corp. in Attorney General of Ontario v. 5204-311 Bay Street, Toronto, PIN #76279-0226 (LT) and Related Locker Unit, PIN #76279-0107 (LT), or proceeds of sale thereof (in rem) et al. Francis’s practice is devoted largely to corporate/commercial, real estate, banking, and insolvency litigation.

Rachel Moses, partner, represented Royal Bank of Canada in two cases – Royal Bank of Canada v. 1438706 Ontario Limited et al and Royal Bank of Canada v. 2655781 Ontario Inc. et al. Moses’ practice focuses on banking and commercial litigation.

Raymond Slattery, partner, represented respondent J. Stewart in Purdue Pharma L.P. et al v. Sandoz Canada Inc. et al. Slattery’s practice involves in all facets of insolvency litigation, including commercial reorganizations and restructurings under the Companies Creditors’ Arrangement Act, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and other related legislation.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP involved in three commercial cases

Cynthia Clarke, partner, represented respondent Purdue Pharma Inc. and several others in Purdue Pharma L.P. et al v. Sandoz Canada Inc. et al. Clarke’s practice includes class action defence focused on defending actions alleging improper claims about the health effects of a product or pharmaceutical.

Caitlin Sainsbury, partner, represented respondent Haywood Securities Inc. and one other in Cunix et al v. Sol Global Investments Corp. et al. Sainsbury has extensive experience acting for corporations and individuals in competition/antitrust and securities class actions, complex commercial disputes, and securities litigation and regulatory proceedings and related internal investigations.

Graham Splawski, partner, represented applicant Granite Point Capital and several others in Granite Point Capital, LLC et al v. GPI Finco (Canada) Inc. et al. Splawski specializes in resolving complex commercial disputes for public and private companies as well as individuals.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP appeared three times

Aubrey Kauffman, partner, represented respondent Digital Toronto Nominee, Inc. in Sungard Availability Services (Canada LTD./Sungard, Services de continuite des affaires (Canada) LTEE v. Digital Toronto Nominee, Inc. et al. Kauffman’s practice is focused on advocacy matters related to domestic and cross-border bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

Peter Pliszka, partner, represented respondent Sandoz Canada Inc. in Purdue Pharma L.P. et al v. Sandoz Canada Inc. et al. Pliszka’s practice is focused primarily on product liability, class action, commercial and insurance litigation matters, and it is national in scope.

Gerald Ranking, partner, represented defendant T. Murray and one other in Grosvenor Park Media Fund LLP v. Arc Productions LTD. et al. Ranking’s dispute resolution practice encompasses all aspects of civil, administrative and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on professional negligence, pensions, cross-border issues, franchise, banking, insurance, real estate, product liability and employment matters.

Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP partner represented parties in two cases; firm also involved in third case

Michael Kestenberg, founding partner, represented applicant The Toronto-Dominion Bank in The Toronto-Dominion Bank et al v. Cutting Edge Precision Services ULC et al and defendant Emond Harnden LLP and several others in OZ Optics Ltd. et al v. XL Insurance Company PLC et al. Kestenberg’s practice emphasizes commercial litigation as well as arbitrations involving bank litigation, professional negligence and business disputes.

Marc Kestenberg, partner, represented respondent Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP in Beckerman et al v. Synthion Energy Inc. et al. Kestenberg’s broad and extensive experience includes litigating matters in the areas of corporate commercial litigation, including partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, real estate disputes, franchise disputes, employment disputes, professional negligence and administrative disputes.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in three cases

Gregory Azeff, partner, represented plaintiff Par Property Management Limited in Par Property Management Limited et al v. Stoneburgh et al. Azeff’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Jeremy Sacks, partner, represented plaintiff Downing Street Financial Inc. and several others in The Fuller Landau Group Inc. et al v. 994697 Ontario Inc et al. Sacks’ practice includes a broad range of commercial litigation, with expertise in construction and real estate matters, breach of contract, and shareholder disputes.

Tony Van Klink, partner, represented respondent Cutting Edge Precision Services ULC in The Toronto-Dominion Bank et al v. Cutting Edge Precision Services ULC et al. Van Klink practices insolvency and restructuring law and related commercial litigation, focusing on receiverships, bankruptcies, enforcement of security agreements, commercial debt recovery, and CCAA proceedings.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP partners represent multiple parties in pharmaceutical case; firm in two other actions

Laura Fric, partner, represented respondent Pharmascience Inc. and several others in Purdue Pharma L.P. et al v. Sandoz Canada Inc. et al. Fric specializes in complex commercial litigation, acting as lead counsel in a broad range of matters, and defending many companies facing large class actions.

Deborah Glendinning, partner, represented respondent Sanis Health Inc. and several others in Purdue Pharma L.P. et al v. Sandoz Canada Inc. et al. Glendinning’s practice includes the avoidance of complex business critical multi-jurisdictional class actions and other large aggregate claims, particularly corporate, commercial and banking disputes, product liability and negligence claims.

Larry Lowenstein, partner, represented defendant S. McDonnell in Grosvenor Park Media Fund LLP v. Arc Productions LTD. et al. Lowenstein’s broad corporate, commercial and complex litigation practice includes class actions, corporate governance, contested mergers and acquisitions, securities litigation, environmental liability, employment matters and franchising disputes.

Lauren Tomasich, partner, represented respondent PricewaterHouseCoopers LLP in Cunix et al v. Sol Global Investments Corp. et al. Tomasich’s commercial litigation practice has a particular focus on commercial arbitration, corporate and securities litigation and white-collar defence and enforcement proceedings.

Stikeman Elliott LLP appeared in three commercial cases

Maria Konyukhova, partner, represented respondent Independent Electricity System Operator in Sungard Availability Services (Canada LTD./Sungard, Services de continuite des affaires (Canada) LTEE v. Digital Toronto Nominee, Inc. et al. Konyukhova exclusively practices in the area of insolvency law, representing debtors, court appointed monitors, court officers, secured lenders and purchasers.

David Byers, senior counsel, represented applicant Purdue Pharma LP in Purdue Pharma L.P. et al v. Sandoz Canada Inc. et al. Byers is highly experienced in complex commercial litigation, including product liability, securities, insolvency, and insurance, as well as in domestic and international arbitration.

Ben Muller, associate, represented applicant The Valens Company Inc. in The Valens Company Inc. Muller’s practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency matters with experience representing debtors and court-appointed officers.

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