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David Bell

Lawyer

Assistant

Yvonne Causer

Assistant

Tracey Chiasson

Bio

David practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation, concentrating in the area of complex commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, class actions, securities fraud, accountants liability, and product liability. He also specializes in employment law, providing advice and representation in the areas of fiduciary duties, wrongful dismissal, human rights, employment standards and pensions. He has appeared at all levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta as well as the Federal Court of Appeal.

David’s cases include the representation of the National Hockey League Pension society in pension litigation involving a claim for $40 million of pension surplus by a group of retired players. David was also retained by one of the big three automakers to represent a group of senior management employees in a $200 million negligence and breach of contract case against the trustee of the automaker’s pension plan. He also represented Parente Randolph, the auditors of YBM Magnex International in two high profile securities class actions commenced by the shareholders of YBM. The claims in these actions exceeded $750 million.

David is a former partner and past member of the Executive Committee of the prestigious law firm, Smith Lyons where he practiced litigation from 1980 until 2001 when Smith Lyons merged with Gowlings. David left Gowlings in 2004 to form the firm Marin, Evans & Bell. In 2008, he joined the firm Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP.

Cases

Administrative Law

Jaguar Insurance Brokers Inc. v. Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario

(2006)

Ontario Court of Appeal

[2006] OJ No.5084

Jaguar Insurance Brokers Inc. v. Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario - 2005

(2005)

Ontario Divisional Court

(2005), 205 OAC 207, 33 C.C.L.I. (4th) 116

Class Actions

Mondor v. Fisherman -2002

(2002)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

(2002) 26 BLR (3d) 281, (2002) 22 CPC (5th) 346, (2002) OTC 317

CC&L Dedicated Enterprise Fund (Trustee of) v. Fisherman

(2001)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

(2001) 6 CPC (5th) 281, (2001) OTC 134

Mondor v. Fisherman -2001

(2001)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

(2001) 18 BLR (3d) 260, (2001) 8 CCLT (3d) 240, (2001) 15 CPR (4th) 289

YBM Magnex International Inc

(2001)

Alberta Court of Appeal

[2001] 2 WWR 628, (2000) 88 Alta. LR (3d) 181, (2000) 9 BLR (3d) 24

YBM Magnex International Inc. - 1999

(1999)

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

[1999] 15 CBR (4th) 140, (1999) 75 Alta. LR (3d) 99

Competition Law

Yri-York Limited v. Canada (Attorney General)

(1988)

Federal Court of Appeal

(1988) 83 NR 195

Corporate Commercial Law

John Bead Corp. v. Soni

(2002)

Ontario Court of Appeal

(2002) 10 CCLT (3d) 318, (2002) 158 OAC 80

108468 Ontario Ltd. v. Cotton Ginny Ltd.

(1996)

Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)

[1996] OJ No. 355

Metropolitan Toronto Corp. 542 v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

(1996)

Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)

(1996) 6 CPC (4th) 12, (1996) 14 OTC 266

Clothescall A. Fashion Inc. v. Miller et al

(1995)

Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)

[1995] OJ No. 1728, (1995) 6 WDCP (2d) 165

Davidson et al v. Hyundai Auto Can. Inc. et al

(1988)

Supreme Court of Ontario

[1988] OJ No. 276, (1988) 11 WDCP 40

Davidson et al v. Hyundai Auto Can. Inc. et al - 1987

(1987)

Supreme Court of Ontario

(1987), 59 OR (2d) 789

Employment Law

Buhlman et al v. Peoples Ministries Inc.

(2009)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

(2009), CanLII 26918

Scott v. George Weston Ltd.

(2004)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

[2004] OTC 283

Findlater v. Lumsden Brothers Ltd.

(1998)

Ontario Court of Appeal

[1998] OJ No. 4503

Storey v. Blackwood Hodge (Canada) Ltd.

(1996)

Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)

(1996), 8 OTC 357

Loban v. AEG Bayly Inc.

(1994)

Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)

(1994), 5 CCEL (2d) 132

Estates Law

Fenn v. Strongman

(2006)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

[2006] OJ No. 1095

Insolvency Law

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. v. Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. -1994

(1994)

Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench

[1994] SJ No. 421

Wellington Square Properties Ltd. v. Associated Freezers of Canada Ltd.

(1984)

Supreme Court of Ontario

[1984] OJ No. 378

Insurance Law

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. v. Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. 1993

(1993)

Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench

[1993] SJ No. 701

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. v. Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. - 1993 Appeal

(1993)

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal

(1993), 109 Sask. R. 144, (1993) 13 CPC (3d) 282

Potash Corp. v. Allendale Mutual Insurance Co.

(1989)

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal

(1989), 80 Sask. R. 184, (1989) 41 CCLI 11

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. v. Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. -1987

(1987)

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal

(1987), 21 CPC (2d) 264

Mining

Clark v. Clark et al

(1984)

Mining and Lands Commissioner

(1984), 6 MCC 477

Municipal Law

Coinamatic Canada Inc. (c.o.b. as Park Smart) v. Toronto (City)

(2003)

Ontario Divisional Court

(2003), 47 MPLR (3d) 1

Marvin Hertzman Holdings Inc. et al v. Toronto (City)

(1999)

Ontario Divisional Court

[1999] OJ No. 236

Marvin Hertzman Holdings Inc. et al v. Toronto (City) - 1998

(1998)

Ontario Divisional Court

(1998), 165 DLR (4th) 529, (1998) 113 OAC 312, (1998) 48 MPLR (2d) 65

Re Urban Development Institute/Ontario and Corporation of the Town of Oakville - Re: Mountainview Homes Ltd. and Ontario Municipal Board et al (1993)

(1993)

Ontario Divisional Court

16 OR (3d) 234, (1993) 107 DLR (4th) 761, (1993) 68 OAC 150, (1993) 18 MPLR (2d) 103

Kingston Portsmouth J. Marina Ltd. v. City of Kingston

(1980)

Ontario Supreme Court

(1980), 21 LCR 9

Negligence

Sherwood v. Triad Industries and Ateq

(2003)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

[2003] OTC 962

Heron v. Palha

(1992)

Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)

[1992] OJ No. 229

Pensions

Bathgate v. National Hockey League Pension Society

(1995)

Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)

(1995), 10 CCPB 201

Professional Liability

YBM Magnex International Inc. - 2001

(2001)

Alberta Court of Appeal

[2001] 2 WWR 628, (2000) 88 Alta. LR (3d) 181, (2000) 9 BLR (3d) 24

Re: YBM Magnex International Inc.

(1999)

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

(1999) 15 CBR (4th) 140, (1999) 75 Alta. LR (3d) 99

Trilea Centres Inc. v. Cumming Cockburn Ltd.

(1991)

Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)

(1991), 5 OR (3rd) 598

Real Estate and Leasing

Mascan Corporation v. 278143 Ontario Ltd.

(1984)

Ontario Court of Appeal

(1984), 3 OAC 225

Securities

Mondor v. Fisherman (2001), 18 BLR (3d) 260

(2001)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

(2001) 8 CCLT (3d) 240, (2001) 15 CPR (4th) 289

Tax

Amp of Canada Ltd. v. The Queen

(1987)

Federal Court – Trial Division

(1987), 87 DTC 5157


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