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Former law firm partner sued for $9 million

Michael McKiernan - Monday, February 20, 2017

A Toronto litigation and corporate law boutique has sued a former partner in the firm for $9 million after a dispute over a contingency fee client.
Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP makes the request for damages against its former non-equity partner Trung Nguyen in a statement of claim filed last August with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

BTZ alleges Nguyen breached his contract and fiduciary duty to the firm when he “improperly solicited” some of its clients to come with him when he resigned in early 2015, including Indcondo Building Corporation, a property development company with a $20-million claim against its one-time business partner.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

YORK UNIVERSITY HONOURS CAROL HANSELL
The Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University has given Toronto lawyer Carol Hansell its 2016 Hennick Medal for Career Achievement.

The award is given to leaders in the business and legal communities who have gained international recognition for their work. Hansell graduated from York University with an LLB/MBA in 1986 and is now regarded as one of the country’s most influential advisers in corporate governance.

She worked at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP for 20 years, before leaving to start her own firm, Hansell LLP. She is also a principal Hansell McLaughlin Advisory Inc.

Hansell has served on the boards of many organizations in different sectors, including the boards of the Bank of Canada and the Ontario Registered Pension Plan Administration Corporation.

“Carol Hansell is a role model for our students,” said Edward Waitzer, the director of the Hennick Centre.

“She is a pioneer in governance...

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