Kevin Hearn v Joseph McLeod and Maslak McLeod Gallery Inc. (2012)

2012

CV-12-455650
ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
Active Claim
Kevin Hearn
V
Joseph Bertram McLeod
 and Maslak McLeod Gallery Inc.

 

An October 2012 Superior Court Claim of $95,000
 for fraudulent misrepresentation, loss of investment and punitive damages.
(Allegations contained in these documents have not been proven in court)
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Exhibits:

Status:
  • Statement of Claim filed June 8 2012, J.Sommer for the Plaintiff under Simplified Procedure Rule 76.
  • An Amended Statement of Claim was produced yet apparently not pursued to avoid further time delays.
  • A Statement of Defence was filed on November 2012, Brian Shiller for the Defendant.
  • Shiller reported to Sommer that Joseph McLeod passed away in August 2017.
  • Trial began against the McLeod estate and gallery on Oct 2-3 2017 with several intervener motions heard.
  • A Motion for Contempt was Heard on December 1st 2017.
  • Motions for intervener status were Heard on the morning of December 4th 2017.
  • This trial began on December 4th 2017 through December 8th 2017 with the plaintiff’s evidence.
  • Trial continues on February 6 2018 through February 8th 2018 with the intervener’s defence..
Further Evidence Filed in the Action

 

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