Lerners, Torys appear in three or more commercial cases this week

Adair Goldblatt Bieber, Bennett Jones, Moldaver Barristers act in high-value commercial list suits

Lerners, Torys appear in three or more commercial cases this week

Bennett Jones, Dickinson Wright, Lerners, McMillan, Miller Thomson, Minden Gross, Presvelos Law, and Torys made appearances in multiple commercial list matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice this week.

The week’s most notable commercial suit was the $4.445-billion case Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v Saad Khalid S Al Jabri et al. Bennett Jones LLP partner Amanda McLachlan advised Sakab Saudi Holding Company and eight other plaintiffs. Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP founding partner John Adair acted for defendant K. Al Jabri. He litigates matters involving commercial law, partnership disputes, and professional negligence. The other defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial suit was the $110-million case Heinrich et al v Aird & Berlis LLP. Moldaver Barristers partner Brett Moldaver advised A. Heinrich and 19 other plaintiffs. Moldaver’s practice areas include corporate and administrative law, civil litigation, class actions, and securities regulation. Lerners LLP partner William Pepall acted for defendant Aird & Berlis LLP.

A third notable commercial suit was the $50-million case Fakih et al v AHM Investments Corporation et al. Sam Presvelos of Presvelos Law LLP advised M. Fakih and three other plaintiffs. He also acted for Paramount Franchise Group Inc. and one other defendant to the counterclaim. The defendants appeared to be unrepresented.

Lerners LLP appeared in four cases this week.

William Pepall, who worked on the Heinrich case, also represented R. Brown and one other defendant in Jones et al v Mizzi et al and advised Investar Global Financial Group Inc. and one other defendant in Ott Financial Inc. et al v Liu et al. He handles areas of law such as commercial litigation, class actions, and arbitration.

Robert Bell, partner, acted for defendant Infrassure Ltd. in Wiener Stadtische Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group v Infrassure Ltd. His areas of experience include class proceedings, multiparty litigation, commercial disputes, and specialty insurance coverage opinions and litigation.

Torys LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Sheila Block, partner, represented plaintiff Wiener Stadtische Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group in the Wiener Stadtische case. Her practice covers corporate/commercial and securities litigation, intellectual property law, defamation matters, and administrative law cases.

Andrew Gray, partner, advised defendant Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. in Eveleigh et al v Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. His practice involves corporate and securities litigation, commercial disputes, and matters under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, 1985.

Stacey Reisman, associate, acted for plaintiff Zentek Ltd. in Zentek Ltd. v Eveleigh et al. She focuses on commercial litigation, securities law, administrative law, and class actions.

Bennett Jones LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Amanda McLachlan, who worked on the Sakab Saudi case, focuses on civil fraud, employment litigation, and securities disputes and investigations.

Lincoln Caylor, partner, represented applicant Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones S.R.L. in Redes Andinas de Comunicaciones S.R.L. v The Republic of Peru et al. He co-heads the firm’s fraud law practice.

Dickinson Wright LLP appeared in two cases this week.

David Preger, partner, advised plaintiff Owemanco Mortgage Holding Corporation in Owemanco Mortgage Holding Corporation v Concept Lofts Ltd. et al. He also acted for C & K Mortgage Services Inc. and 12 other applicants in C & K Mortgage Services Inc. et al v Village Developments Inc. et al.

Preger works on court-supervised real estate workouts, primarily for court-appointed receivers and senior mortgage-lenders.

McMillan LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Stephen Brown-Okruhlik, partner, represented applicant Ortho Studio Express, Inc. in Ortho Studio Express, Inc. v Digital Orthodontic Care Inc. He focuses on corporate stakeholder disputes, securities litigation, and insolvency.

Guneev Bhinder, associate, advised applicant Citibank, N.A. in Citibank, N.A. v Aralpa Holdings Limited Partnership et al. Her practice covers banking, finance, securities litigation, arbitration, corporate governance, and insolvency matters.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Larry Ellis, partner, acted for applicant Plant-Based Investment Corp. in Plant-Based Investment Corp. v Ad Hoc Group of Creditors and Shareholders. He leads the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group.

Jeremy Sacks, partner, represented Downing Street Financial Inc. and one other plaintiff in ***Removed***The Fuller Landau Group Inc. et al v 994697 Ontario Inc et al. He focuses on construction and real estate matters, contractual breach, and shareholder disputes.

Minden Gross LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Catherine Francis, partner, advised plaintiff Chriscwe Holdings Inc. in Chriscwe Holdings Inc. v Oasis Global Inc. et al. She largely devotes her practice to corporate/commercial, real estate, banking, and insolvency litigation.

Rachel Moses, partner, acted for plaintiff Royal Bank of Canada in Royal Bank of Canada v Bartia Transport Inc. et al. She focuses on banking and commercial litigation.

Presvelos Law LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Sam Presvelos, a civil litigation lawyer who worked on the Fakih case, represented Paramount Franchise Group Inc. and one other plaintiff in Paramount Franchise Group Inc. et al v Mian et al. He also advised M. Fakih and two other defendants to the counterclaim.

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