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Canadian star lawyer to clash in court with Law Soc


By Neasa MacErlean

29 April 2014 at 05:40 BST


Leading securities lawyer Joe Groia and the Law Society of Upper Canada are pitted against each other this week in the Ontario Divisional Court over claims that he should have a two-month suspension.

Joe Groia and the Law Society of Upper Canada are pitted against each in the Ontario Divisional Court over claims that he should have a two-month suspension. meunierd

Mr Groia is well-known for having successfully defended John Felderhof, the only person who was charged in the famous billion dollar Bre-X mining fiasco of the 1990s. But the Law Society, the regulator, claims that his behaviour was so extreme in that case that he merited a two month suspension. Mr Groia has said, however: ‘There have been few cases, if any, where the (society) has been so dogged and determined to maintain a position that was so damaging to the public and profession as a whole.’ On judge in the case accused him of being ‘prone to rhetorical excess and sarcasm’ and ‘petulant invective’. He denies all charges of unprofessional conduct. Source: Toronto News

 
   
 
 
 

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