Tom Arndt

Lead Counsel

 

Prominent Assignments

Practice is focused on the full range of commercial litigation including complex cases.

Acts in law suits at all levels of court in Ontario and Canada as well as in Mediation and Arbitration. Gained extensive corporate commercial and securities law experience as corporate counsel to a multi-billion dollar publicly traded corporation. Lead counsel in successful enterprise risk litigation between that corporation and the Province of Ontario.

 
Areas of Practice
  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Class Action
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Education

University of Guelph, B.Sc. (Hons), cum laude, 1992

University of Windsor Law School. J.D., 1998

Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2000

Professional Involvement

  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member of the Advocates Society
  • Member of Class Action Practice Group executive team of The Advocates Society
  • Member of the Toronto Lawyers Association

 

  • Acts as Duty Counsel for Law Society of Upper Canada Discipline Tribunal Hearings
  • University of Toronto Upper Year Moot Supervisor and Judge
  • Institute for Civility and Professionalism 

 

  • 2009 Principles of Professionalism Committee member which committee produced the Principles of Professionalism for Advocates

 

  • Past Chair of the Young Advocates’ Committee of the Board of Directors of The Advocates’ Society
  • Past Committee Member of the Ontario Bar Association Business Law Securities Sub-committee
  • Program Chair – The Advocates’ Society Junior Counsel Series: ReAct like a Pro!
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Community Involvement

  • Pro-Bono Law Ontario – Law Help Pilot Project
  • Pro-Bono Law Ontario – Child Advocacy Project

 

  • Past Director of the Sir William Campbell House Foundation
  • Past Director of the Willowdale Community Legal Services
  • Membership of Devils Glen Ski Club
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  • Publications/Presentations

      • The Intersection of Summary Judgments and Class Actions: When, Where and Why, The Commons Institute, Advanced Sessions on Class Actions January 2016
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      • Zealous Advocate or Zealot?, The Commons Institute, February 2015
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      • The Supreme Court of Canada seeks to Rein-in Court Costs – A New Approach for Summary Judgment Motions in Ontario. February 2014
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      • Low-Hanging Fruit: Cross-Border Consumer Copycat Class Actions, American Bar Association (June 2013)
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      • Frequent contributor to Dickinson Wright Litigation Client Alerts
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      • Class Action Law in Ontario – Supreme Court Of Canada Upholds Restrictive Interpretation of Limitation Period For Secondary Market Misrepresentation Claims, August 2012
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      • Class Action Law in Ontario Canada – A New Playbook 20 Years in the Making, March 2012
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      • The Full Appreciation Test Unveiled – Summary Judgment Motions Expanded in Ontario, December 2011
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      • Fast Justice Again? Summary Judgment Motions in Ontario, December 2011
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      • A Lawyer’s Duty to Opposing Counsel, drafted for The Advocates’ Society Institute for Civility & Professionalism, Winter 2009

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

JB & M Walker Ltd. v. Th eTDL Group Corp., 2019 ONSC 2813

JB & M Walker Ltd. v. TDL Group, 2019 ONSC 1837

JB & M Walker Ltd / 1523428 Ontario Inc. v. TDL Group, 2019 ONSC 999

BIE Health Products v. Attorney General (Canada), 2018 ONSC 2142

1523428 Ontario Inc. v The TDL Group Corp., 2018 ONSC 1180

Jundi v. Ouaida, 2017 ONCA 415

Jain v. Canadian Tire Corporation Limited, 2017 HRTO 1602

Soler v KHSL International Ltd. et al, 2017 ONSC 1357

Jundi v Ouaida, 2017 ONSC 1175

Rosenberg v 206 Bloor Street West Limited, 2016 ONSC 1111

Rosenberg v 206 Bloor Street West Limited, 2016 ONSC 6

206 Bloor Street West Limited. v St. James Investments Limited, 2015 ONSC 7827

Orr v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 1056, 2014 ONCA 855

2233782 Ontario Inc. v. Portwell Developments Inc.. 2013 ONSC 1104

2233782 Ontario Inc. v. Portwell Developments Inc., 2013 ONSC 281

Geofre Management Limited v. Ki Kit Li, 2012 ONSC 5777

Burk Steel v. Steelcon Group. 2011 ONSC 6636

York Region Condominium Corporation No. 890 v. 1185010 Ontario Inc. and O’Canada Inc. c.o.b. as Food Jungle Docket M39992 M39952 C53269 released May 27. 2011 (Ont. C.A.)

York Region Condominium Corporation No. 890 v. 1185010 Ontario Inc. and O’Canada Inc. cob. as Food Jungle Docket 07-CV-328065PD1 and 07-CV-328068PD2 released January 12, 2011 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Buttcon Energy Inc. v. Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, 2009 CanLII 58590 (ON SC)

Buttcon Energy Inc. v. Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, 2009 CanLII 47330 (ON SC)

Dynamex Canada Franchise Holdings Inc. v. P&D Investments Ltd. (Knight Courier Service PDI). 2009 CanLII 39775 (ON SC)

Dynamex Canada Franchise Holdings Inc. v. P&D Investments Ltd. (Knight Courier Service P01), 2009 CanLII 25133 (ON SC)

Blue Star Trailer Rentals Inc. v. 407 ETR Concession Company Limited, 2008 CanLII 63493 (SCC)

Blue Star Trailer Rentals Inc. v. 407 ETR Concession Company Limited. 2008 ONCA 561 (CanLII)

Blue Star Trailer Rentals Inc. v. 407 ETR Concession Company Limited, 2008 CanLII 3422 (ON SC)

407 ETR Concession Limited v. Min, 2007 CanLII 9233 (ON SC)

407 ETR Concession Company v. Ontario (Registrar of Motor Vehicles), 2005 CanLII 49963 (ON SCDC)

407 ETR Concession Co. v. Ontario (Minister of Transportation), 2005 CanLII 21673 (ON CA)

407 ETR Concession Co. v. Ontario (Minister of Transportation), 2005 CanLII 13785 (ON SC)

Ontario v. 407 ETR Concession Company ltd.. 2005 CanLII 362 (ON SC)

407 ETR Concession Co. v. Ontario (Minister of Transportation), 2004 CanLII 35031 (ON SC)

407 ETR Concession Co. Ltd. v. Ontario (Minister of Transportation), 2004 CanLII 10753 (ON SC)

Prendiville v. 407 International Inc. 2002 CarswellOnt 2174 (S.C.J.)

Tom also played a role in the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Canadian class action that obtained one of Canada’s largest class action settlements, valued at $1.2 billion, and acted as litigation counsel on various HIV hemophiliac cases. Tom has acted as counsel in various courts, tribunals and in private arbitration.

Updates ABOUT THE CLASS ACTION

  1. On January 20, 2020 we commenced the putative class action by filing a statement of claim against Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Ukrainian Airline concerning the downing of Flight PS752. Subject to court approval, New York litigation funding company Galactic Litigation Partners LLC will fund the legal effort.
  2. On or about January 31, 2020 the Ukrainian Airline appointed counsel to defend the putative class action.
  3. The Statement of Claim has also been sent to Ottawa for service on the Iranian defendants.
  4. On February 19, 2020 the Court assigned the putative class action to a Judge for case management. An initial case management conference has been scheduled for March 2020.
  5. On February 28, 2020 the UIA served a Notice of Intention to Defend the Class Action.
  6. Link to Flight PS752 Class Action – March 2020 Update  فارسی
  7. On September 1, 2020, the Canadian Government served the Statement of Claim on the Iranian defendants. Certificate گواهی رسمی
  8. On September 21, 2020, the Court approved the the Funding Agreement.
  9. Link to Flight PS752 Class Action – October 2020 Update  فارسی

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