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Law Society Ordered to Pay $1.3 Million in Costs

Law Society of Upper Canada v. DeMerchant, 2017 ONLSTA 5

In this case, the Appeal Division of Ontario’s Law Society Tribunal, ordered the Law Society of Upper Canada (“LSUC”) to pay $650,000 each to Beth DeMerchant and Darren Sukonick, two lawyers at Torys LLP who were successful in defending themselves against professional misconduct allegations brought by the LSUC.  The LSUC had alleged that the lawyers had acted in a conflict of interest while working on the sale of Conrad Black’s Hollinger Group of Companies.  Both lawyers have since retired from the practice of law. 

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