Summary

37537

Kenneth F. Salomon, et al. v. Judith Matte-Thompson, et al.

(Quebec) (Civil) (By Leave)

Keywords

Law of professions - Professional liability, Appeals - Law of professions - Professional liability - Lawyers - Duty to advise - What standard of review should the Court of Appeal have applied to the Trial Judge’s findings regarding fault and causation, and is the Court of Appeal’s notion of the prisme déformant consistent with this standard? - What is the standard for assessing fault in the context of a lawyer’s referral of another professional, and did the Court of Appeal err in interfering with the Trial Judge’s findings with respect to fault? -Did the Court of Appeal err in interfering with the Trial Judge’s findings with respect to causation?.

Summary

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The Respondents, Ms. Judith Matte-Thompson and 166376 Canada Inc., invested millions of dollars with Mr. Thémistoklis Papadopoulos (“Papadopoulos”), a representative of Triglobal Capital Management Inc. The funds in which the Respondents invested – Focus and iVest – turned out to be a Ponzi scheme, Papadopoulos disappeared and the Respondents lost their investments. The Respondents sued Papadopoulos and his associate Mario Bright, as well as the Applicants, Kenneth Salomon, Ms. Thompson’s lawyer who referred her to Papadopoulos, and his law firm, Sternthal Katznelson Montigny LLP.