Litigation & Alternate Dispute Resolution

Legal disputes of all nature can be time-consuming, costly, and emotionally taxing for both people and businesses. Our litigation practice works to ensure that you can focus on your daily life or business, and that you are not bogged down in a legal dispute. We focus on resolving disputes efficiently to achieve the best outcome in the most timely and cost-efficient way, including through alternative dispute resolution, and offer representation at all levels of court, from Provincial Court to the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as administrative tribunals and boards, as required. Our clients range from local individuals to international businesses who trust our strength and experience in negotiation and litigation to resolve even the most difficult of disputes. Our experience at both regional and national levels means our clients benefit from our expertise, whether large or small, for-profit or not-for-profit.

In order to help our clients successfully navigate legal disputes, our legal team offers expert legal services in the following areas:

Recent Decisions
Successful Divisional Court Appeal Overturns Trial Court Ruling Against Non Profit
Successful Divisional Court Appeal Overturns Trial Court Ruling Against Non Profit. February 14, 2020
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Settlement for Charity Successfully Enforced, with Costs
Settlement for Charity Successfully Enforced, with Costs, Despite Defendant's (former lawyer) Dispute with LawPro. October 28, 2019.
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Appeal Successfully Dismissed with Costs
Appeal Successfully Dismissed with Costs on Application to Force Sale of Land Owned by Charity. June 18, 2019
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Application to Force Sale of Land
Application to Force Sale of Land Successfully Defended: Application against Charity Dismissed with Costs. July 3, 2018.
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Court Completely Dismisses Unique Case
Court Completely Dismisses Unique Case Against Charity's Directors and Officer: Application Under Charities Accounting Act Successfully Rebutted with Large Cost Award in Favour of Respondents. March 27, 2018. Judgement on Application Endorsement on Costs
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Lawyers
 
Sean S. Carter
Sean S. Carter
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Sean S. Carter, B.A., LL.B. – Sean Carter is a partner with Carters and the head of the litigation practice group at Carters. Sean has broad experience in civil litigation and joined Carters in 2012 after having articled with and been an associate with Fasken (Toronto office) for three years. Sean has published extensively, co-authoring several articles and papers on anti-terrorism law, including publications in The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, The Lawyers Weekly, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin and the Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert, as well as presentations to the Law Society of Ontario and Ontario Bar Association CLE learning programs.
 

Publications
Archdiocese Found Vicariously Liable in Mount Cashel Sexual Assault Appeal
By Sean S. Carter, Jennifer M. Leddy and Terrance S. Carter. Church Law Bulletin No. 58, August 27, 2020.
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Mitigating Financial Losses and Navigating the Courts During COVID-19
By Sean S. Carter and Heidi Leblanc, Litigation Bulletin No. 8, June 25, 2020.
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Practical Strategies for Dealing with Termination of Contracts in a Pandemic
By Sean S. Carter and Heidi Leblanc, Litigation Bulletin No. 7, April 30, 2020.
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Ontario Court Orders Damages Relating to 'Revenge' Videos Posted Online
By Sean Carter. Litigation Law Bulletin No. 6, May 30, 2019
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Federal Budget 2019: Impact on Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Terrance S. Carter and Sean S. Carter, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 443, March 30, 2019
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Speaking Engagements
Lessons Learned From Claims to the Courtroom
Presented by Kenneth Hall & Sean S. Carter at The 2019 Charity & NFP Law Seminar
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Lessons Learned From Claims to the Courtroom
Presented by Kenneth Hall and Sean S. Carter at The 2018 Church & Charity Law Seminar.
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Youth Programs: Identifying and Managing the Risks
Presented by Sean S. Carter at The 2017 Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar
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Youth Programs: Identifying and Managing the Risks
Presented by Sean S. Carter at The 2016 Church & Charity Law Seminar
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Abuse Claims: What to do When Allegations Arise
Presented by Sean Carter at The 2015 Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar
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