Tyr LLP representing Mitsubishi HC Capital America, Inc. in $7.5 million commercial case

Law firms Cassels, Dickinson Wright have most appearances in this week's commercial list roundup

Tyr LLP representing Mitsubishi HC Capital America, Inc. in $7.5 million commercial case
Law firms appearing for the week ending May 13, 2022

Mitsubishi HC Capital America’s $7.5 million litigation against Ecapital Trust Corp. – involving Tyr LLP as counsel for Mitsubishi – leads the corporate/commercial cases before the Commercial List courts in Toronto this week, while law firms Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and Dickinson Wright LLP each appeared in three separate commercial litigation cases.

Mitsubishi HC Capital case involving $7,500,000

Among the commercial list cases this week, the most notable case is Mitsubishi HC Capital America, Inc. v. Ecapital Trust Corp. et al dealing with an amount of $7,500,000. Plaintiff Mitsubishi HC Capital America, Inc. is represented by Jason Wadden of Tyr LLP. The six respondents appear to be unrepresented.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP appeared in three cases

Robert Cohen, partner, represented plaintiff H Development Inc. and several others in H Development Inc. et al v. Home Pro Building Corporation et al. Cohen practises in the field of commercial and securities litigation and litigates cases in various areas of law, including oppression remedies and other shareholder disputes for public and private companies, securities regulation, aboriginal issues, partnership disputes, injunctions, defamation, banking disputes, employment law, real estate litigation, investor fraud, receiverships, contract disputes and professional malpractice.

Natalie Levine, partner, represented applicant Sungard Availability Services (Canada) Ltd. in Sungard Availability Services (Canada) Ltd., Services de Continuite des Affaires (Canada) LTEE v. Digital Toronto Nominee, Inc. Levine focuses on corporate restructurings, with an emphasis on debtors, DIP lenders and informal committees in cross-border proceedings.

Tim Pinos, partner, represented plaintiff Johwel Investments Inc. and several others in Johwel Investments Inc. et al v. Welton et al. Pinos has substantial expertise in complex litigation and class action issues, including in the areas of copyright and intellectual property litigation. He is one of the driving forces within the firm for the effective use of technology in litigation and client service.

Dickinson Wright LLP partner represented two different applicants; firm involved in third case

David Preger, partner, represented applicant Community Trust Company in Community Trust Company v. Brar Holdings Inc. et al and applicant ESC Enterprises Inc. and one other in ESC Enterprises Inc. et al v. 1867295 Ontario Inc. et al. Preger’s primary focus is acting in complex Court-supervised real estate workouts, primarily for Court-appointed receivers and senior mortgage-lenders.

John Leslie, partner, represented respondent CNS Iron Fabrication Ltd. and one other in Royal Bank of Canada v. CNS Iron Fabrication Ltd. et al. Leslie has been extensively involved in a number of auto industry-related insolvency cases as well as bankruptcy, commercial fraud and general commercial and priority disputes, including those arising from equipment and inventory financing in other industries.

Blake Cassels Graydon in commercial litigation twice

Linc Rogers, partner, represented respondents IC Capital Corporation and one other in Stone Investment Group Limited et al v. IC Capital Corporation et al. Rogers acts as a lead advisor to key stakeholders in some of Canada's most complex domestic and cross-border restructurings, distressed acquisitions and distressed financings.

Seumas Woods, partner, represented respondents Solway Investment Group Limited and several others in Vale Canada Limited v. Solway Investment Group Limited et al. Woods’ practice includes international dispute resolution, transactional securities litigation, construction litigation, commercial disputes, investigations, shareholder litigation, and estate litigation.

Gardiner Roberts LLP appeared in two cases

Kevin Fisher, partner, represented G. and H. Vastis in Vastis et al v. Kommatas et al. Fisher has significant experience in complex commercial matters including oppressive conduct applications, fraud investigations, securities fraud, debtor creditor and insolvency matters, contract and shareholder disputes and real estate development matters.

Gavin Tighe, partner, represented respondent 2735440 Ontario Inc. in HK United Construction Ltd. et al v. Malanca et al. Tighe was successful in several leading Canadian cases in areas such as defamation, corporate restructuring, municipal conflict of interest, adverse possession of real property, solicitor’s negligence, financial advisor liability, auditor and accountant liability, title insurance, defamation, and election law in addition to numerous other areas of law.

Two Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP lawyers appeared this week

Steven Sofer, partner, represented defendant Solway Commodities SARL in Vale Canada Limited v Solway Investment Group Limited et al. Sofer has been actively involved in securities matters and class actions for over 20 years.

Thomas Gertner, senior associate, represented applicant Pillar Capital Corp. in Pillar Capital Corp. v 3 Sixty Secure Corp. et al. Gertner’s practice focuses on a broad range of commercial matters, with an emphasis on banking and insolvency law.

Miller Thomson LLP appeared as plaintiff counsel in two commercial cases

Jeremy Sacks, partner, represented the Fuller Landau Group Inc. and several others in The Fuller Landau Group Inc. et al v. 994697 Ontario Inc. et al. Sacks is experienced in a broad range of commercial litigation, with expertise in construction and real estate matters, breach of contract, and shareholder disputes.

Kevin Sherkin, partner, represented J. Riar and multiple others in Riar et al v. Khudal et al. Sherkin’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, with expertise in construction matters, shareholder disputes, real estate-related litigation and breach of trust claims.

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