Blakes and Chaitons appear in four commercial list suits this week

AGB, Bennett Jones, Kushneryk Morgan, Ross Nasseri, Tyr act in commercial cases involving multimillions

Blakes and Chaitons appear in four commercial list suits this week

Lawyers from AGB, Babin Bessner Spry, Bennett Jones, Kushneryk Morgan, Ross Nasseri, and Tyr made appearances in commercial list matters with values ranging from $20.5 million to $120 million before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

The week’s most notable commercial suit was the $120-million case Nobul Technologies Inc. v Reed et al. Bennett Jones LLP associate Shaan Tolani represented plaintiff Nobul Technologies Inc. Susan Kushneryk, a Kushneryk Morgan LLP partner who prosecutes securities fraud, advised A. Jacobs and three other defendants. John Adair, founding partner at Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP, acted for S. McGee and three other defendants.

The two other defendants appeared to be unrepresented. Justin Nasseri, a Ross Nasseri LLP partner who works on commercial and professional liability matters, advised R. McGee and two other defendants to the counterclaim.

The next most notable commercial suit was the $45-million case Yurkovich et al v Citibank Canada et al. Tyr LLP founding partner James Doris acted for R. Yurkovich and one other plaintiff. His areas of experience include shareholder and oppression remedy actions, class actions, securities disputes, insolvency, and competition matters. The two defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

A third notable commercial suit was the $20.5-million case Vaultose Digital Asset Services Inc. v Kunz et al. Babin Bessner Spry LLP associate Daniel Babin advised plaintiff Vaultose Digital Asset Services Inc. He started working as a legal assistant at the firm in 2015 and as a summer student in 2018. The seven defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Ryan Morris, partner, represented defendant Olympia Trust Company in Lauzon et al v Fletcher et al. He also advised applicant Terra Firma Capital Corporation in a case of the same name. He works on corporate matters, securities, and class actions.

Kevin MacDonald, partner, acted for Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. and four other respondents in JDM Group Ltd. et al v Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications Corp. et al. He belongs to the firm’s competition, antitrust, and foreign investment group.

Gordon McKee, partner, represented applicant LTL Management LLC in a case of the same name. He leads the firm’s class actions team.

Chaitons LLP appeared in four cases this week.

Harvey Chaiton, partner, advised Bank of Montreal as an applicant in the cases of Bank of Montreal as Administrative Agent v 2442931 Ontario Inc. et al and Bank of Montreal, as Administrative Agent v Unity Health Toronto. He also acted for applicant Canadian Western Bank in Canadian Western Bank v 1000179473 Ontario Inc. et al.

Chaiton practises in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency. He works on receiverships, corporate restructurings, and insolvency litigation.

Stephen Schwartz, partner, represented defendant F. Rubino in Deloitte Restructuring Inc. in Its Capacity as the Trustee of the Estate of National Telecommunications Inc et al v Rubino. He chairs the firm’s litigation group and belongs to its executive committee.

Dentons Canada LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Douglas Stewart, partner, advised respondent Freedom Mobile Inc. in 2356802 Ontario Corp. v 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al. He co-leads the firm’s insurance sector.

Meredith Bacal, partner, acted for applicant Bon Five Investments Limited in Bon Five Investments Limited v Brockhedge Investment Group (1) Inc. et al. She is in the firm’s intellectual property and litigation and dispute resolution groups.

Arthur Hamilton, partner, represented respondent Ontario School Boards' Insurance Exchange in Toronto District School Board et al v Ontario School Boards' Insurance Exchange. He belongs to the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution, insurance, and fraud and asset recovery groups.

Lenczner Slaght appeared in three cases this week.

Tom Curry, partner, advised defendant A. Greenspoon in Jiang v BHP International Markets Limited (A Bahamian Corporation) et al. He works on class actions, arbitrations, business disputes, professional liability matters, and intellectual property cases.

Matthew Lerner, partner, acted for defendant Second Closet Incorporated in the $16.6-million case of Ang v Second Closet Incorporated et al. He focuses on commercial litigation, infrastructure and real estate disputes, and insolvency matters.

Paul-Erik Veel, partner, represented Aralpa Holdings Limited Partnership and three other respondents in Citibank, N.A. v Aralpa Holdings Limited Partnership et al. He focuses on class actions, competition law, commercial disputes, and intellectual property matters.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in three cases this week.

John Chapman, partner, advised defendant BHP International Markets Limited in the Jiang case. He works on corporate and commercial litigation, contract disputes, real estate litigation, shareholder remedies, fiduciary obligations, insolvency matters, and class actions.

Mark Frederick, partner, acted for defendant S. Totrov in the Lauzon case. He is an insurance defence lawyer.

James Zibarras, partner, represented defendant Canada Investment Corporation in 2384419 Ontario Inc et al v 1 Plus 12 Corporation et al. He has experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP appeared in two cases this week.

John Adair, who worked on the Nobul Technologies case, is experienced in commercial litigation and partnership disputes.

Jordan Goldblatt, founding partner and managing partner, advised L. Kerman and two other applicants in Kerman et al v Menendez et al. He is experienced in commercial, insolvency, product liability, professional responsibility, administrative, and public law litigation.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Tolani, who was involved in the Nobul Technologies case, focuses on corporate and commercial disputes, securities litigation, and financial crime.

Andrew Sahai, associate, acted for plaintiff M. Orr in Orr v Slattery et al. Sahai has a general commercial litigation practice.

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