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February 25, 2015

A Pointless Appeal

On February 18, 2015, the Appeal Division of the Law Society Tribunal dismissed the Law Society’s appeal of a Hearing Panel decision dismissing charges of conflict of interest brought against Torys LLP lawyers Elizabeth DeMerchant and Darren Sukonick. The allegations concerned the lawyers work in representing Hollinger Inc. and Hollinger International Inc. in the sale...

January 9, 2014

Law Society of Upper Canada v. DeMerchant, Sukonick: An Update

Following six years of litigation, 130 days of hearing, the reasons of a Hearing Panel dismissing all claims and a request for costs of over $3,000,000, the Law Society has made the astonishing decision to appeal the ruling in its failed prosecution of Torys LLP lawyers Elizabeth DeMerchant and Darren Sukonick. In two previous articles...

Costly Errors

Following release of the October 17, 2013 Hearing Panel decision in the prosecution of Torys LLP lawyers Elizabeth DeMerchant and Darren Sukonick, I raised the question here of why the Law Society continued with the prosecution for as long as it did. Those views were based on information contained in the reasons of the Hearing...

A Prosecutor’s Continuing Duty to Evaluate Evidence

I preface this comment by saying that I know nothing about the evidence in the Law Society of Upper Canada’s prosecution of Torys LLP lawyers Darren Sukonick and Elizabeth DeMerchant, other than what is disclosed in the reasons for judgment of the Hearing Panel dated October 17, 2013. I have not seen the documents relied...

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