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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...

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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