2018: Firm litigator Hashim Syed successfully argues against attempted summary judgment motion brought by Defendant and obtains Cost Judgment of $38,000.00 as a result of “wholly unsuccessful” motion by former employer. See reported decision: Lourenco v. Turner, 2018 ONSC 3252. See also September 2018 Cost Endorsement: Endorsement from Justice Carole Brown dated Sept 21.18
2018: Firm litigator Hashim Syed secures Judgment and costs totaling $126,027.83 against Defendant for blowing engine in borrowed BMW. Trial leads to victory for firm client. Judge accepts submission that disproportionate cost award ought to be granted in this case due to Defendant’s conduct. See: Judgment of Justice Pollak – May 22, 2018 as well as “disproportionate” cost award decision: Disproportionate Cost
2018: Firm litigator Karen J. Sanchez secures early Court Order freezing assets of Defendants prior to claim being served on Defendants. Order reaffirmed and expanded shortly after Statement of Claim served on Defendants. Order- Justice McEwen -ENTERED – June 5.18
June 2018 – Firm litigators Hashim Syed and Karen J. Sanchez obtain leave to continue civil action in fraud despite Defendants’ bankruptcy filings. Firm client entitled to pursue civil claim for damages: Order from bankruptcy court in London – June 6.18.
Mr. Payne successfully enforces $1,093,613.30 Judgment on eve of sheriff’s sale of Defendant’s property. Defendant’s insurer, State Farm, fails in attempt to bring ‘urgent’ application to stay the sheriff’s sale. Superior Court of Justice dismisses State Farm’s application and awards costs in favour of firm client. See attached: Order for Dismissal and Endorsement (redacted)
2018: Ontario Court of Appeal panel accepts Mr. Payne’s arguments and sides with firm client in fee dispute with Fasken’s. Fasken’s attempt to exercise $360,000.00 solicitor’s lien against client dismissed. See article in The Lawyer’s Daily about Mr. Payne’s handling of motion: Court of Appeal dismisses Fasken’s motion for charging order against client – The Lawyer’s Daily – PDF. See
September 19, 2017 – Firm litigator Yan David Payne secures withdrawal of all 20 Income Tax Act charges against accountant following pre-trial conference. Crown also consents to return of all items seized. See attached Ontario Court of Justice Order: Order Withdrawing All Charges and For Return of All Items Seized – September 19, 2017
September 29, 2017 – Firm litigator Hashim Syed obtains Cost Judgement against client’s former lawyer’s use of improper procedures. See Exceptional Order for Costs to Be Paid By Previous Lawyer – Sep.29.17
Yan David Payne secures consent Judgement reversing re-assessments amounting to $1,629,089.00 in alleged unreported income. All associated penalties and interest vacated. See Tax Court Judgement – KK v. HMQ – Aug.12.16
Canada Revenue Agency (represented by the Department of Justice) consents to Tax Court Judgement reversing $546,000.00 tax assessment in HST collection dispute avoiding need for formal hearing. See formal Judgement – February 2016.