The Limitation Period Does Not Toll

Black Sutherland is pleased with another Summary Judgment success; this time, on a limitation period issue.

The Honourable Mr. Justice H.K. O’Connell ruled that where the claims of an injured party were discoverable within the two-year limitation period, a claim brought outside that time frame is statue-barred.

New Articling Students 2021

We are pleased to announce that Bradley Gould and Ishara Fernando have joined Black Sutherland LLP as articling students at the firm. They will be exposed to various areas of litigation including insurance, commercial and administrative law.

Ishara Fernando
Direct Phone: 647-427-6821
Email: ifernando@blacksutherland.

Our Response to COVID-19

In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 and more recently, the global pandemic declaration by the World Health Organization, we at Black Sutherland LLP have been taking various precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our employees, families, clients and the greater community.
We have asked our lawyers and staff to work remotely and to limit office attendances to once per week to reduce the risk of exposure while travelling to and from the office. We have high level technology in place that enables us to work remotely in an efficient and completely secure manner.

Black Sutherland LLP Wins Battle at Burl’s Creek

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal released a decision approving permanent Official Plan designations and zoning for the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte. Burl’s Creek is the annual site of the Boots and Hearts Country Music Festival and was chosen by the Rolling Stones as the only Canadian venue for its most recent tour.

Recent Trial Judgment: David Merner

David Merner was successful during what has been described as the longest trial in Ontario history. The Trial lasted an unprecedented 106 trial days, before Justice Edwards’ rendered his judgment on July 16, 2018. The Plaintiff had claimed $60 million dollars as a result of personal injuries allegedly suffered during a 1999 train derailment.

Recent Trial Verdict: Bob Sutherland

Bob Sutherland was successful during a recent trial in Hamilton. The Plaintiff alleged McMaster University failed to properly maintain and supervise a running track on campus, after he was injured by another runner while using the facilities. After 10 days of trial, the jury returned a verdict finding no liability on McMaster University.