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Privacy law does not shield judgment debtors

The recent Supreme Court decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang has provided important guidance on how Canada’s federal privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”), is to be interpreted.   To the relief of judgment creditors across the country, the Supreme Court ruled that courts can use their inherent jurisdiction to make orders permitting the disclosure of personal information, including personal information contained in mortgage discharge statements, and that such disclosures are permitted based on the implied consent of the mortgagor. RBC was a judgment creditor of Phat and Phoung Trang and sought a ... [more] Full article

Highway 407 ETR Tolls Discharged by Bankruptcy – Licence Plate Denials No More

407 ETR Concession, the company that owns and runs most of Ontario’s Highway 407 – an open access highway – has lost a key tool to enforce payment of tolls, ... [more] Full article

Refusal to Answer Questions Lands Judgment Debtor in Jail

Even though debtors’ prison was abolished many generations ago, judgment debtors can still land themselves in jail if they refuse to answer questions on examinations in aid of execution, also ... [more] Full article

Court pierces corporate veil on alter ego theory of liability

In Chan v. City Commercial Realty Group Ltd., the court “pierced the corporate veil” to hold the principals of a real estate brokerage personally liable for the debts of their ... [more] Full article


Debtor-Creditor and Banking Litigation Contributors

Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation. Michael’s peers and clients have commented that Michael is an “excellent and creative lawyer,” “finds unique solutions to complex problems,” and that “Michael gets it and knows how to win.”

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Peter R. Greene

Peter R. Greene

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Peter is a widely recognized and renowned litigator with substantial expertise in high profile and complex Commercial Litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Peter acts as counsel for insurance companies on professional liability, E&O claims, Director's and Officer's liability, and surety, fidelity and dishonesty bond claims. He has particular expertise in securities litigation and Regulatory Hearing, and has acted for Canada's largest investment firms. He regularly acts as defence counsel in large Class Actions before the courts in Ontario, and before national and provincial Regulatory agencies, boards and tribunals. Peter is regularly involved in large product liability and construction contract cases involving Construction Liens or Surety Bonds.

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Meredith Hayward

Meredith Hayward

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Meredith has earned an impressive reputation for her skill and abilities in Commercial Litigation and Administrative Law, appearing at all levels of court in Ontario, before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

David's practice expertise focuses on all matters of Commercial and Civil Litigation, Competition and Administrative Law. David has acted for clients in a wide range of disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, class action defence, proceedings under the Competition Act, employment law disputes, contract disputes, breach of confidence/intellectual property disputes, fidelity bond claims, and professional negligence claims. David has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and has also appeared before the Competition Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal. David has appeared as lead counsel in numerous trials, hearings, and motions. David has been successful in numerous adversarial proceedings, and also has successfully negotiated the resolution of dozens of cases.

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