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Old 06-14-2017, 12:03 AM
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Default Judge orders lawyer to personally pay $100,000

Yes. You counted the zero's right. One hundred thousand dollars. This is further to this

A lawyer who was heavily criticized by a Superior Court of Justice judge for her role in a custody battle involving the Children’s Aid Society has been ordered to personally pay $100,000.
Jonathan Richardson says a case where a Superior Court of Justice judge ordered a lawyer to personally pay $100,000 in costs is 'definitely unusual.'
Jonathan Richardson says a case where a Superior Court of Justice judge ordered a lawyer to personally pay $100,000 in costs is 'definitely unusual.'
The custody battle gained widespread attention earlier this year after Justice Grant Campbell ruled that two lawyers retained through Legal Aid, Brigitte Gratl and Jane McKenzie, provided incompetent counsel to their clients, the mother and father of a daughter who had been removed by authorities.
The removal came after a Motherisk drug test on the mother, which has since been disproved, and led Campbell to decry the child welfare system in the province as “broken.”
In the latest ruling on the case, Campbell ordered Gratl to personally pay $100,000, with $50,000 going to the Ontario Legal Aid Plan and $50,000 to the lawyer acting for the child’s mother, Julie Kirkpatrick.
“Ms. Gratl’s tactic and strategy has caused an unnecessary duplication of effort of counsel, unnecessary extra court attendances and a significant consumption of court and counsel’s resources and taxpayer funding,” said Campbell, in his decision C.A.S. of the R.M. of W. v C.T. and J.B., 2017 ONSC 3188.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:43 AM
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Default So you CAN sue a lawyer.

Thanks Triton, this seems to point to Rule 24(9) which provides some statute to sueing a lawyer.
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