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Lawson Lundell LLP

Amy M. Nathanson

Amy M. Nathanson

Partner

Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation

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Lawson Lundell LLP
British Columbia, Canada

Profile
Amy practices civil and commercial litigation and acts for clients in complex business and commercial disputes. Her practice areas include pension and benefits disputes, defamation, commercial disputes, class actions, environmental remediation claims and construction disputes. She has also successfully resolved numerous matters using alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

Bar Admissions

British Columbia (2007)

Education

Queen's University (BAH, 1999)
University of Toronto (J.D., 2006)
University of Toronto (M.S.W., 2006)
Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation | Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Recently Amy has:

• Successfully defended a $53-million defamation action involving an international mining project (Monument Mining Ltd. v. Balendran, Chong & Bodi, 2012, BCSC 1769)

• Successfully defended Sleep Country Canada Inc. in a lengthy trial involving allegations of inducing breach of contract, conspiracy and interfering with economic relations. (Canadian Bedding Company Ltd. v. Western Sleep Products Ltd. and Sleep Country Canada Inc., 2009 BCSC 1499)

• Successfully represented a company in a claim against one of its partners for misappropriation of funds and obtained a judgment for damages. (Driving Daisies Deliveries Ltd. and Darin Comis v. George Grandy, 2013)

• Represented a client in an action to enforce the terms of a contract for the sale of a luxury yacht. Obtained a successful judgment for damages. (Halle v. Ritchie, 2008 BCSC, 1452)

• Successfully represented a pro bono client in having a fraudulent mortgage transaction set aside (Murray v. Affordable Homes, 2007, 1428)

Amy has also represented:

• A global paints and coatings company in relation to a claim for reimbursement of remediation costs under the Environmental Management Act

• Various Pension Plans in relation to reduction in post-retirement benefits and pursuing claims against employers for failure to remit pension contributions

• Trustees of various long term disability plans in pursuing recovery of benefit overpayments and third party reimbursements and defending claims relating to denial of disability benefits.

• A financial institution in a claim to set aside various transactions and mortgages on the basis that the plaintiff had lacked sufficient capacity

• A forest products company in relation to a nuisance claim as a result of flooding on property adjacent to where logging activities has taken place

• Institutional lenders in advancing a fraudulent preference claim

• An employer seeking an injunction to prevent ex-employees from distributing confidential information and soliciting clients

• A businessman in China in relation to a claim commenced in British Columbia for payment of a debt.

• A bailiff company in relation to various claims relating to seizures and rent distress

• Both plaintiffs and defendants in construction disputes

• Clients seeking to challenge findings of competency and the appointment of a committee


Professional Associations

*Canadian Bar Association, Member
*Advocates Club, Member

Community Activities
*Access Pro Bono Civil Chambers Program, volunteer

Articles

Public Health ‘Trumps’ Commercial Losses – B.C. Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Landlords in a COVID-19 Related Termination
Lawson Lundell LLP, June 2021

Commercial landlords have, in the past year and a half, dealt with many novel issues in relation to COVID-19, often on an emergency basis. Few landlords have had to deal with both public health order violations and gang crime relating to the same tenant, as in a recent decision of the B.C. Supreme Court, Ivy Lounge West Georgia Limited Partnership v. TA F&B Limited Partnership, 2021 BCSC 997...

Additional Articles

Moore v. Getahun: Ontario’s Restrictive Approach to Communications between Counsel and Experts (2014)

Finding a Connection: Jurisdiction and the Refinement of the “Real and Substantial Connection” Test (2012)

New Civil Rules, Family Rules and Court Fees (July 16, 2009)


Blogs

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

Lawson Lundell's Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Blog follows new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. Our goal is to provide a source of valuable information and insight on a wide variety of matters for our readers.

Privacy & Data Management Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

This blog is authored by members of the Privacy & Data Management Department. We follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. We follow emerging issues, legal developments, and new technology as they impact privacy and data management. We will focus on how...

Project Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

The Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog focuses on updating proponents on new and interesting issues emerging in the law and policy that applies to the development of major projects in Canada. The focus of the blog is on matters relating to environmental assessment and compliance, regulatory matters...

The Business Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

This blog is authored by members of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. We intend to follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. The wide range of experience among the members of our litigation group will provide a diverse and insightful...

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