Toronto lawyer ordered to pay $114K for ‘unreasonable’ lawsuits

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A prominent Toronto lawyer who pursued a frivolous action on behalf of a client was found personally liable Tuesday for the legal costs, a decision he said could deter lawyers from taking on tough cases. In upholding the $84,000 costs award against Paul Slansky, the Ontario Court of Appeal faulted his conduct for his involvement in the vexatious proceeding. Slansky, the Appeal Court said, had wasted money unnecessarily by “acting on unreasonable instructions from, or providing unreasonable advice to, his client.” Slansky said he disagreed with the ruling.

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