Cases

The lawyers at Richards Advocacy have experience at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and all levels of court in Ontario. 

Reported Decisions

Township of St. Joseph v Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2019 ONSC 5079 –  Successful coverage application on the issue of the duty to defend under a municipal liability policy.

Turton v The Estate of Nancy Grasso et al, 2016 ONSC 3557 and 2016 ONSC 5574 – Successfully struck five subrogated fire loss claims due to the expiry of the limitation period.

Stuart v University of Western Ontario, 2016 ONSC 4608 – Successfully struck claims in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty in an educational malpractice claim.

224981 Ontario Inc v Intact Insurance and Zurich Insurance, 2016 ONSC 642 – Successfully moved for business interruption coverage due to a fire loss for a policyholder.

Francis v AIG Insurance Company of Canada, 2016 ONSC 2064 – Successfully moved for summary judgment on the issue of Guaranteed Rebuilding Cost coverage for a policyholder.

Amrane v York University, 2016 ONSC 3071 – Successfully moved for leave to appeal a dismissal of York’s motion to strike the plaintiff’s educational malpractice claim.

Tran v University of Western Ontario, 2016 ONSC 1781 – Successfully moved to strike a conspiracy claim on limitation period and all claims of personal liability against the individually named Professors.

Smith v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. (2016, Ontario S.C.J., oral reasons) –  Acted for insurer on a duty to defend motion.  The court held that the concurrent cause language in a homeowners policy’s auto exclusion barred coverage for a negligent supervision claim.

King v Ryerson University, 2015 ONCA 648 –  Successfully defended an appeal of a motion to strike the plaintiff’s statement of claim.

King West Fitness v Reebok International, 2015 ONSC 5330 – Successfully defended a summary judgment motion on the issue of a commercial indemnity clause.

Lam v University of Western Ontario Board of Governors, 2015 ONSC 5282 – Successfully moved to strike the plaintiff’s statement of claim on the basis that the pleading had no reasonable cause of action.

Tran v University of Western Ontario, 2014 ONSC 617 – Successfully struck the plaintiff’s claim against the individual defendant professors and the tort of intimidation.

Andersen v St Jude Medical, 2012 ONSC 3660 – Member of the defence counsel trial team that successfully defended the first common issues product liability class action trial in Canada.

Andersen v St Jude Medical, 2010 ONSC 5768, 2010 ONSC 6626, 2011 ONSC 2178 – Member of the defence counsel trial team that successfully defended trial motions on the admissibility of expert evidence.

Kashani v. Algonquin College, 2018 ONCA 206

Stuart v. University of Western Ontario, 2017 ONSC 7390

Stuart v. University of Western Ontario, 2017 ONSC 6980

Martincevic et al. v King West Fitness Inc. et al., 2015 ONSC 6133

King West Fitness v Reebok International, 2015 ONSC 5330