Cases & Publications
Some of Walter's notable reported cases and publications include:
Qureshi v. Qureshi
2014 ONSC 4271 2014 CarswellOnt 18881
After a 3-day trial in Brampton, Ontario, Walter obtained a judgment for his client for the sum claimed, interest thereon and legal costs on a substantial indemnity scale. This was a dispute between family members in regards to a promissory note. The court dealt with non est factum, principles of contract interpretation, a key witness’ failure to testify at trial, and the plaintiff’s request for a higher scale of costs award. The court accepted Walter’s plea for substantial indemnity costs. The defendants advanced allegations of fraudulent conduct, which they did not substantiate through evidence. Their defence amounted to an attempt to impugn the plaintiff’s integrity. The court did not condone this approach. View the court’s Reasons for Judgment here.READ MORE HERE
Pinnacle Diagnostics v. Metro Radiology
2016 ONSC 4226 (CanLII)
This case dealt with a dispute between two doctors and their medical clinics. The dispute was rooted in the logistics of payment in the Ontario’s health system. Walter was successful at trial by securing a judgment for his clients for the sum claimed, interest thereon at the rate of 24% per annum, and legal costs. Walter also successfully represented his clients on appeal, where the court rejected the appellants’ argument that the trial judge failed to engage in detailed legal analysis for the implication of terms into a contract. The appeal court concluded that the trial judge properly implied the term of dealing in good faith, upheld the trial judgment, but varied the interest rate. View the court’s Reasons for Judgment here.READ MORE HERE
Honey Bee (Hong Kong) Limited v. VitaSound Audio Inc.
2018 ONSC 5787 (CanLII)
Following a 5-day trial in Hamilton, Ontario, Walter obtained a judgment for his client in excess of $1.1 million USD (inclusive of interest) plus $80,000 CAD in costs. Walter represented a Hong Kong corporation in the business of manufacturing electronic devices. This was a complex contractual dispute case, which involved interpretation of a loan agreement, an investment agreement, and a claim for equitable set-off. View the court’s Reasons for Judgment here.READ MORE HERE
Sheriff’s Enforcement of Writs of Seizure and Sale
Published by the Law Society
(Published by the Law Society as part of its Continuing Professional Development program)
More often than not, winning that trial and obtaining a judgment for a client does not end the process. This article discusses the various processes related to the enforcement of a judgment in Ontario, including working with the Sheriff’s office to seize a debtor’s home, vehicle, cash, and other assets. View the entire article, here.