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Stealth in a Mareva injunction: Ontario’s first ex parte appeal

Friday, May 04, 2018 @ 9:33 AM | By Justin Anisman

The Mareva injunction is the best tool available for victims of fraud by ensuring that a defendant’s assets do not vanish before a plaintiff can collect on a judgment. Especially in the context of an alleged fraud, Marevas are typically sought ex parte — without notice — to the defendants. It is not difficult to see why. If given advanced notice that their accounts may be frozen, accused fraudsters may dissipate their assets leaving themselves judgment proof and their victims without recourse.

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