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Scott R. Venton*

Partner

t: 416.941.8870 f: 416.941.8852 sventon@foglers.com
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PROFILE

Scott's practice focuses on corporate and commercial, gaming, bankruptcy and insolvency, restructuring, regulatory and insurance litigation.  As a partner in the Litigation Group, Scott has represented numerous financial institutions, corporations and individuals in matters relating to, for example, commercial contract disputes, transportation, securities, debt enforcement, oppression remedy, gaming, debtor and creditor, bankruptcy and insolvency, economic torts, interim and permanent injunctions, insurance, employment litigation involving wrongful dismissal and breach of fiduciary duty matters, broker liability claims, negligence actions and personal injury litigation.  Scott brings a unique experience in the area of insurance litigation and negligence law having represented numerous insurance companies in defending claims brought against them.  He has appeared as trial counsel and argued contested motions and applications before the trial and appellate levels of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal of Ontario, and on leave applications to the Supreme Court of Canada.  Scott has also acted as counsel before the Coroner's Court and several administrative tribunals.

Scott is often retained by large financial institutions, both national and international corporations, casinos and high net worth individuals and families to represent their interests before the courts, administrative tribunals or through the mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution process.  He acts on behalf of corporations and businesses of all sizes in a broad range of industries and routinely represents industry leaders in a variety of business sectors, such as: The Business Development Bank of Canada, Fibernetics Group of Companies (a CLEC providing VOIP, ISP and long distance services), Stoughton Trailers LLC, Six Nations of the Grand River and Ecovert Corporation, along with numerous casinos located in Nevada, Macau and Singapore and gaming operations located in Ontario.

Since graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University and Queen's Law School, Scott continued his legal education through various programs and seminars presented by the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations and the Advocates' Society, including the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop with Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.  He has spoken and written on various topics including trial evidence, debt enforcement and collection, spoliation, the duty to defend under CGL and homeowner insurance policies, broker's liability, estate litigation issues, social host liability, fiduciary duties, assessment of damages, and director and officer liability.  Scott also acts as a mentor to law students and junior lawyers of the firm.

Publications

AUGUST 17 2016

The New Frontier: Commercial Third-Party Litigation Funding

Investment in litigation by third parties was a taboo subject in Ontario, until relatively recently. Commercial third-party litigation funding is on the cusp of taking hold in Ontario, as it has in the United States, Australia and the UK. In this article, we will briefly examine the growth of this new solution to the funding dilemma surrounding large lawsuits in Ontario.  Article Link: The New Frontier: Commercial Third-Party Litigation Funding

MARCH 17 2016

8 Tips for Building a Successful Alternative Fee Arrangement

Alternative Fee Arrangement (AFA) has become a buzzword in the legal community, and lawyers should expect clients to ask to enter into an AFA. Prepare yourself with these eight important tips for building an AFA.

http://www.oba.org/JUST/Archives_List/2016/March-2016/8-Tips-for-Building-a-Successful-Alternative-Fee-A

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DECEMBER 03 2015

Scott Venton and The Brewery Dragon's Den

Scott R. Venton co-presented at the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference and Suppliers Marketplace 2015 on October 22, 2015 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto on the topic of The Brewery Dragon’s Den: Start up/Operational Dos & Do Nots.

MAY 20 2015

Mortgages Must Be Enforced In Region of Property

OCTOBER 01 2009

Carrier Remedies When Load Brokers Go Broke

By: Scott R. Venton and Anas Youssef

 

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Representative Work

2000 - 2011

NOTABLE CASE CITATIONS

Counsel to Plaintiff

Wynn Las Vegas, LLC v. Teng, 2012 ONSC 1927 (CanLII)

Counsel to Defendant

Bank of America v. Jean Co. Ltd., 2006 Can LII 39310 (ON SC)

Counsel to Plaintiff

Meridian Credit Union Ltd. v. 984 Bay Street Inc., [2006] O.J. No. 3169

Counsel to Defendant

Linardos v. Landmark Vehicle Leasing Co. (c.o.b. Landmark Vehicle Leasing), [2006] O.J. No. 1890

Counsel to Plaintiff

Hepcoe Credit Union Ltd. v. Lashan Holdings Ltd., 2005 CanLII 9342 (ON SC)

Counsel for Third Party

Woodcliffe Corporation et al. v. Rotenberg et al., [2005] 201 O.A.C. 201 (Ont. C.A.); leave to appeal denied [2006] S.C.C.A. No. 432

Counsel to Children's Aid Society

Coroners' Inquest Touching The Death of Jordan Desmond Heikamp

Counsel to Employer

Hunt v. Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc., 52 O.R. [2001] O.J. No. 374

Leading case in the area of employer/social host liability. Action against employer by employee following a motor vehicle collision in which the employee was intoxicated. Employee claimed employer was liable for employees consuming of liquor at Employers drop-in Client Christmas party.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Co-presented a workshop at the Ontario First Nation Economic Forum on October 13, 2016 on the topic of Legal & Tax Immunity
  • The New Frontier: Commercial Third-Party Litigation Funding, 2016, Author
  • Co-presented at the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference and Suppliers Marketplace 2015 on October 22, 2015 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto on the topic of The Brewery Dragon’s Den: Start up/Operational Dos & Do Nots.
  • Commercial Debt Collection in Canada: A Legal Handbook, 2012, Contributor

Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Club
  • Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • LSUC Lawyer Referral Service
  • Advocates' Society
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

Education

  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2005
  • Admitted to Ontario Bar, 2000
  • Queens University, LL.B., 1998
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. Hons. (Dean's List), 1995
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