Tyr, Goodmans appear in multimillion-dollar commercial cases

The week's biggest commercial list matters are valued at $43 and $45 million

Tyr, Goodmans appear in multimillion-dollar commercial cases

Tyr and Goodmans represented plaintiffs in multimillion-dollar commercial list cases, while Miller Thomson, Thornton Grout Finnigan, Blakes, Lenczner Slaght, WeirFoulds, BLG, Fasken, and Torys also made appearances in commercial list matters this week.

The most notable commercial case this week was the $45-million case Yurkovich et al v Citibank Canada et al. Here, Tyr LLP partner James Doris represented the two plaintiffs. Citibank Canada and one other defendant appeared to be unrepresented.

The next most notable commercial case was the $43.1-million case Actra Performers' Rights Society v Re:Sound et al. Here, Goodmans LLP partner Dan Block represented plaintiff Actra Performers' Rights Society. The nine defendants were apparently unrepresented.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared in five cases this week.

Kaleigh Sonshine, associate, represented applicant Canadian Western Bank in the cases of Canadian Western Bank v 2722959 Ontario Ltd. et al, Canadian Western Bank v D'angelo, and Canadian Western Bank v Runaghan. She works in the areas of commercial litigation, insolvency, and intellectual property.

Larry Ellis, partner, represented Inscape Corporation and two other applicants in Inscape Corporation et al v Prevolv, Inc. He is experienced in the litigation and commercial aspects of corporate restructurings, bankruptcies, receiverships, work-outs, and the enforcement of creditors’ rights and remedies.

James Zibarras, partner, represented the applicant in Bokhari v FSD Pharma Inc. He has acted for clients on a wide array of civil litigation matters.

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP appeared in five cases this week.

John Finnigan, partner, represented plaintiff 1511419 Ontario Inc. in the cases of 1511419 Ontario Inc. (formerly known as the Cash Store Financial Services Inc) v Canaccord Genuity Corp., 1511419 Ontario Inc. (formerly known as the Cash Store Financial Services Inc). v Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, and 1511419 Ontario Inc. (formerly known as the Cash Store Financial Services Inc.) v KPMG LLP.

Finnigan’s complex commercial litigation practice includes experience in insolvency and restructuring litigation.

Deborah Palter, partner, represented Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc. and four other defendants in 2399544 Ontario Inc. v Henry et al. Her work focuses on commercial litigation.

Adam Driedger, associate, represented the applicant PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. in PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed receiver and manager of Bridging Finance Inc. et al v Skymark Finance Corporation et al. He belongs to the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group.

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

Ryan Morris, partner, represented the applicant Magnet Forensics Inc. in Magnet Forensics Inc. v Nellore Capital Management LLC. His practice centres on corporate, transactional, securities and broker/dealer litigation, regulatory proceedings, and class actions.

R. Seumas Woods, partner, represented the respondent FSD Pharma Inc. in Bokhari v FSD Pharma Inc. He has a varied disputes resolution practice focusing on corporate and commercial law.

Emily Hazlett, associate, represented Lloyd's Canada Inc. and one other defendant in Workman Optometry Professional Corporation et al v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada et al. She practises in the areas of complex commercial litigation and class action defence, with a focus on product liability.

Lenczner Slaght LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Eli Lederman, partner, represented applicant Apollo Healthcare Corp. in Apollo Healthcare Corp. (formerly Acasta Enterprises Inc.) v Beattie et al. He has handled matters in the areas of securities law, class actions, commercial contracts, franchise disputes, oppression, and other shareholder litigation.

Matthew Lerner, partner, represented defendant Second Closet Incorporated in Ang v Second Closet Incorporated et al. His litigation practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including infrastructure disputes, real estate disputes, and insolvency matters.

Mark Veneziano, partner, represented Jugnee Designs Inc. and one other defendant to the counterclaim in Durrani et al v Khan et al. His litigation practice covers commercial litigation, professional liability, shareholder disputes, insurance coverage, securities, construction, and real estate law.

WeirFoulds LLP appeared in three cases this week.

Krista Chaytor, partner, represented Northrop Development Toronto Inc. and four other respondents in Murphy v Northrop Development Toronto Inc. et al. Her practice focuses on business litigation.

Philip Cho, partner, represented respondent Prevolv, Inc. in Inscape Corporation et al v Prevolv, Inc. He practises primarily in the area of insolvency and bankruptcy. He also works on security enforcement and litigation matters.

Wojtek Jaskiewicz, partner, represented defendant 2040517 Ontario Inc. in 1199403 Ontario Inc. et al v Saptashva Solar S.A. et al. He belongs to the firm’s insolvency and restructuring practice group.

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

Graeme Hamilton, partner, represented applicant East West Investment Management Corporation in East West Investment Management Corporation v Higgins et al. He is the national co-chairman of the firm’s investigations and white collar defence group.

Alex MacFarlane, partner, represented respondent 2543053 Ontario Inc. in Revlon, Inc. et al v Almay, Inc et al. He has acted for debtor corporations, financial institutions, court-appointed monitors, proposal trustees, trustees-in-bankruptcy, and receivers.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Sarah Armstrong, partner, represented defendant Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada in Workman Optometry Professional Corporation et al v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada et al. She chairs the firm’s Ontario litigation and dispute resolution practice group.

Gerald Ranking, partner, represented defendant KPMG LLP in 1511419 Ontario Inc. (formerly known as the Cash Store Financial Services Inc.) v KPMG LLP. His litigation practice focuses on professional negligence, pensions, cross-border issues, franchise, banking, insurance, real estate, product liability, and employment matters.

Torys LLP appeared in two cases this week.

Arlen Sternberg, partner, represented respondent Rogers Communications Inc. in 2356802 Ontario Corp. v 285 Spadina SPV Inc. et al. His business litigation practice focuses on administrative, employment, and corporate commercial law.

John Fabello, partner, represented defendant Union Securities Limited in Caja Paraguaya de Jubilaciones y Pensiones del Personal de la Itaipú Binacional v Obregon et al. He has handled all aspects of securities litigation and financial services regulatory matters and has worked on complex corporate and commercial litigation.

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