Conflict of Interest

BUSINESS - Conflict of Interest

Among the firm's many significant cases in this area are the following:

  • We acted in connection with a motion to disqualify for conflict of interest a member of the legal team representing the plaintiff class who had previously been the federal Minister of Health, leading a Department that had been responsible for certain regulatory matters at issue in the class action. Tiboni v. Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. (2008), 89 O.R. (3d) 439 (S.C.J.).

  • We represented the law firm of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP on the leading case in Ontario on the test for solicitors' conflict of interest arising out of the take-over of Canada's second largest book store chain. Chapters Inc. v. Davies, Ward & Beck LLP (2001), 52 O.R. (3d) 566 (C.A.).