May 23rd, 2017
On May 11, Terry O’Sullivan participated in The Advocates’ Society’s “Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program: Trial from A to Z” and delivered a talk and demonstration on “The Closing Argument”.
Also, on May 17, he was the featured guest at The Advocates’ Society’s “Fireside Chat” for the Young Advocates’ Society, speaking generally and taking questions about his career at the bar.
May 5th, 2017
Terry O’Sullivan and James Renihan have been acting for the Qikiqtani Inuit Association in an arbitration against Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. in a royalty payment dispute arising out of the Mary River Project, an iron ore minesite in Nunavut. A public hearing of the arbitration took place in Vancouver on April 18-20, 2017, and an article about the arbitration appeared in the Nunatsiq News. Nunatsiaq News April 28-17, Panel to rule on royalty dispute
May 5th, 2017
On May 3, 2017, Terry O’Sullivan took part in a program entitled “Negotiation Strategy for Litigators” presented by The Advocates’ Society and spoke on “Negotiation Planning and Strategy”.
April 26th, 2017
On April 24, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from a decision of the Superior Court of Justice awarding Bill Roberts $670,000 in severance arising from the end of his employment with Zoomermedia Limited. The Court rejected Zoomermedia’s attempt to use the Employment Standards Act to reduce Mr. Roberts’ recovery, noting that it would be a “perverse application of a statute that is intended to protect the interests of employees”. James Renihan of Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP successfully represented Mr. Roberts both on appeal and the summary judgment motion. Read a copy of the decision here. https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onca/doc/2017/2017onca327/2017onca327.html)
March 19th, 2017
Justice Belobaba stayed and struck certain claims of more than 700 employees against several companies and individuals that were allegedly involved in a now bankrupt meat processing business.
In the Decision, the Court held that the claims brought by a former unionized employee (allegedly on behalf of all other unionized employees) was commenced after the expiry of the limitation period and that the issues regarding “common employer” were within the sole jurisdiction of the Ontario Labour Relations Board. The Court also held that the claims by a former non-unionized employee was not out of time.
Matthew Gottlieb and Brad Vermeersch are counsel to the moving party Defendants, Brian Schwartz and Franklyn Bernard Company Limited.
The Decision is attached here: Caetano v. Quality Meat Packers et al.