City hires prestigious firm to fight Allandale suit

Barrie Advance, MARCH 8, 2012
Albert G. Formosa


Barrie's lawyers will appear in Orangeville court in May to fight a legal manoeuvre to derail development at the Allandale Station.

The city has retained WeirFoulds to fight a $28-million lawsuit launched by the Correct Group of Companies for allegedly failing to implement a May 12, 2009 preliminary agreement, for associated site costs and for damages.

Established in 1860, WeirFoulds is one of Canada's oldest law firms and among its four focuses is government law.  It is listed as one of the top development firms in the GTA as well as being included in the Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers and in the who's who of global commercial litigators.

"Barrie's lawyers, WeirFoulds, were in court in Orangeville on Monday morning," said Ingrid Peters, Barrie's legal services director. "At that time, a date of May 22, 2012 was set for a hearing on the city's motion to remove the Certificate of Pending Litigation (CPL) from title to the Allandale lands."

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