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Multi-corporation fraud decision advances case law on knowing assistance, counsel says

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 10:37 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in a case involving a multi-million dollar real estate fraud it described as a “shell game” that left multiple parties competing for compensation. The decision, counsel says, advances the case law on knowing assistance.

“The appellants and the respondents are all victims of the fraud. Underlying the issues on appeal is a contest between them over who ranks in priority to whom in claiming against the proceeds remaining from the sale of certain properties acquired as part...