Lies and Deception: Litigating Civil Fraud Claims (Archived Video Stream) 

Oct. 16, 2012
Toronto Online


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The investigation and litigation of claims alleging dishonesty pose unique challenges for civil litigators. Leading practitioners in this area along with a forensic accountant discuss and debate the availability of causes of action involving proof of dishonesty, strategic considerations concerning when and whether to allege them, and the effective detection and investigation of dishonest conduct. The program also explores the utility of pre trial remedies including Norwich and Anton Piller Orders for preserving rights and gathering evidence, and best practices for defending allegations of dishonesty.

Program Chair:

Linda Fuerst, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP


Alleging Fraud and Dishonesty

  • Causes of action (tort and contract), why plead dishonesty?
  • Problems of proof insurance issues
  • Potential costs implications

Helder Travassos, Shibley Righton LLP


Effective Detection and Investigation of Dishonest Conduct: Securing and Preserving Evidence

  • Searching for and securing evidence
  • Use of experts
  • Interviewing the target
  • When separate representation is advisable
  • Role of the lawyer: privilege issues
  • Strategic considerations: calling in the police or regulators

Maureen M. Ward, Bennett Jones LLP
Alan Stewart, Deloitte & Touche LLP


Pre Trial Remedies: Benefits and Pitfalls

  • Norwich Orders
  • Mareva Injunctions
  • Anton Piller Orders

Glen Jennings, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Alan Stewart, Deloitte & Touche LLP


Defending Allegations of Dishonesty

  • Strategic considerations during the investigation:
    • duty to cooperate
    • self incrimination
  • Managing concurrent civil and regulatory proceedings

Robert Brush, Crawley Meredith Brush LLP




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