June 18, 2020

Beard Winter embraces the paperless court, electronic filings and remote hearings

Beard Winter embraces the paperless court, electronic filings and remote hearings

Written by: David A. Decker

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, businesses are struggling with unprecedented challenges to serve their customers.  At Beard Winter LLP, putting all cases in a holding pattern is not an option.  Our lawyers continue to litigate our clients’ cases in court.

On June 12, 2020, Beard Winter litigation partner David Decker was successful in the Court of Appeal for Ontario.  In Cornerstone Properties Inc. v. Southside Construction Management Limited, 2020 ONCA 380, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from a trial decision in favour of Beard Winter client, Southside Construction, in a case involving piercing the corporate veil and costs payable by non-parties to the litigation.

Further, on July 14, 2020, David Decker was successful on a summary judgment motion argued remotely on Zoom, in a Superior Court of Ontario (Toronto) matter. In 368230 Ontario Limited v. Tsai and Lin,  summary judgment was granted in favour of Beard Winter client 368230 Ontario Limited for more than $11 million, and for possession of three properties.

All filings for the appeal and the summary judgment motion were done electronically, in light of the closure of the physical court. We have adapted to evolving court procedures, and we will continue to do so, while investing in the technologies required.

David Decker | ddecker@beardwinter.com | 416-306-1776

David has practised commercial and general litigation for more than 35 years.  He has appeared numerous times as lead counsel before trial and appellate courts, and administrative tribunals.  His litigation experience includes issues pertaining to real estate, mortgages and other secured transactions, construction, banking, tax, civil fraud, professional liability, insolvency, intellectual property, corporate, employment, injunctions, cross border litigation and class actions. (more…)



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