Conference / Seminar

First Strike: Taking the Initiative in Litigation (Accredited)

Event Details

April 11, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Hicks Morley Toronto Office
77 King Street West, 39th Floor
Toronto, ON

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Taking a defensive approach to litigation can be a costly process, with long waits for settlement or trial. But there are creative, proactive and strategic approaches in responding to litigation that can save employers both time and money.

Using real case examples, this session examines how a number of proceedings can be used to take the initiative in responding to litigation, and help employers avoid prolonged and expensive legal battles.

A panel of four experienced litigators will look at the following procedural tools available to allow employers to resolve matters more expeditiously and cost efficiently, what they offer employers and why you should consider them for both practical and professional reasons.

  • Introduction – The lawyer’s professional obligation to consider settlement and ADR and avoid unduly protracted litigation
  • Injunctions – A discussion of when to seek an injunction as opposed to pursuing an action for damages
  • Summary Judgment – How, and when, to use a summary judgment motion to narrow the issues or dispose of a claim and how to best position your case to maximize your chances of success?
  • Other Options – How can motions to strike, applications under Rule 14 and other interlocutory orders be used effectively to advance an employer’s case and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
  • Mediations/Arbitrations/Private Trials – When does it make sense for the employer to try to avoid the courtroom through the use of mediation, arbitration or private trials and how are they used effectively?


Ian R. Dick, Andrew J. McCreary and Frank J. Cesario

CPD_Image This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 0.5 Professionalism Hour
This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 1.5 New Member CPD Hours