Babin Bessner Spry appears in $202-million commercial case

Advocan Law, Lenczner Slaght act in $16.6-million commercial list suit this week

Babin Bessner Spry appears in $202-million commercial case

Babin Bessner Spry LLP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Torkin Manes LLP, and Fogler, Rubinoff LLP made appearances in commercial list matters this week.

This week’s most notable commercial case was the $202-million case Cerieco Canada Corp. v Mizrahi et al. Babin Bessner Spry partner Cynthia Spry advised plaintiff Cerieco Canada Corp. S. Mizrahi and 11 other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial case was the $20.5-million case Vaultose Digital Asset Services Inc. v Kunz et al. Babin Bessner Spry associate Daniel Babin acted for plaintiff Vaultose Digital Asset Services Inc. T. Kunz and six other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

A third notable commercial case was the $16.6-million case Ang v Second Closet Incorporated et al. Lawyer F. Scott Turton represented plaintiff D. Ang. Advocan Law LLP partner Gabriel Latner advised Mark Ang Holdings Inc. and one other defendant. Lenczner Slaght partner Matthew Lerner acted for defendant Second Closet Incorporated.

Latner regularly tackles cross-border litigation and transactions and helps clients interested in expanding into international markets. Lerner focuses on commercial litigation, including insolvency matters and infrastructure and real estate disputes.

A fourth notable commercial case was the $9,278,602.85 case Chriscwe Holdings Inc. v Oasis Global Inc. et al. Minden Gross LLP partner Catherine Francis advised plaintiff Chriscwe Holdings Inc. She devotes her practice to corporate/commercial, real estate, banking, and insolvency litigation. Oasis Global Inc. and one other defendant appeared to be unrepresented.

A fifth notable commercial case was the $6-million case Axelerate Business Solutions Ltd. et al v 2467562 Ontario Inc. et al. Owens Wright LLP partner Robert Choi acted for Axelerate Business Solutions Ltd. and one other plaintiff. He handles banking, security enforcement, and construction disputes. 2467562 Ontario Inc. and one other defendant appeared to be unrepresented.

Babin Bessner Spry LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Cynthia Spry, who worked on the Cerieco case, is a commercial litigator practising in the areas of class actions, shareholder disputes, competition law, and contractual and securities litigation.

Daniel Babin, who was involved with the Vaultose case, joined the firm as an articling student in 2019 and as an associate in 2020.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) appeared in two cases this week.

Ira Nishisato, partner, represented applicant Tower-EBC G.P., S.E.N.C. in Tower-EBC G.P., S.E.N.C. v Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation et al. He focuses on commercial litigation and fraud, cybersecurity and information technology litigation, intellectual property cases, and international disputes.

Caitlin Sainsbury, partner, advised Cormark Securities Ltd. and one other respondent in Cunix et al v Sol Global Investments Corp. et al. She has experience with competition/antitrust and securities class actions, commercial disputes, and securities litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Kimberly Potter, partner, acted for McKesson Specialized Distribution Inc. and one other defendant to the counterclaim in the $5.5-million case Kapur et al v Konevic et al. She centres her practice on commercial disputes, administrative law, and professional regulation.

Jonathan Wansbrough, partner, represented applicant BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. in BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. v Hexo Corp. He deals with director and officer liability matters and securities litigation, regulatory investigations, and enforcement proceedings.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP appeared in two cases this week.

In Meridian Credit Union Limited v Stateview Homes (Elm&Co) Inc. et al, Vern DaRe advised Meridian Credit Union Limited, while Martin Kaplan acted for Bergo Investments Limited and two others. DaRe, partner, focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency law and creditor and debtor rights. Kaplan, partner, is a litigator who covers construction, insolvency, and restructuring law.

Milton Davis, partner, represented applicant Melville Springs Development Company Limited in Melville Springs Development Company Limited v Bradley Court Limited et al. He is a commercial litigator working on banking and real estate cases and corporate and shareholder disputes.

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Haddon Murray, partner, advised applicant Caisse Desjardins Ontario Credit Union Inc. in Caisse Desjardins Ontario Credit Union Inc. v Stratus Plastics International Inc. et al. His commercial litigation practice covers contract disputes, oppression claims, and professional negligence.

Steven Sofer, partner, acted for respondent Sol Global Investments Corp. in the Cunix case. He has been actively involved in securities matters and class actions for over two decades.

Stikeman Elliott LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Sinziana Hennig, partner, represented respondent A. Schwartz in Leavens et al v Schwartz. She is a commercial litigator who defends class actions involving competition, securities, consumer protection, product liability, and franchise law claims.

Ashley Taylor, partner, advised respondent Bread Financial Holdings, Inc. in LoyaltyOne, Co. v Bread Financial Holdings, Inc. He exclusively practises in the area of insolvency law and assists debtors, court-appointed officers, secured lenders, and purchasers.

Torkin Manes LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Ryan Hauk, partner, acted for defendant S. Seathi in Sheeraz v Seathi et al. He primarily handles commercial, construction, and employment litigation. He assists clients with breach of contract and fiduciary duty cases, construction claims, and shareholder and partnership disputes.

Matt Maurer, partner, represented Wang & Associates Professional Corporation and eight other defendants in Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario v Madan et al. He chairs the firm’s cannabis law and franchise law groups. He gives business and regulatory advice to cannabis industry stakeholders.

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