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 March 11, 2013  Court, Non-U.S.

Yamri Taddese writes:

In a series of ironic twists, the lawyer who succeeded in bringing about the tort for invasion of privacy in Ontario has been facing accusations of incompetence by the victorious plaintiff who has now found herself incurring more costs than gains from the groundbreaking case.

Lawyer Christopher Du Vernet, counsel for Sandra Jones, the plaintiff in the landmark privacy ruling  in Jones v. Tsige, successfully sued his former client after she failed to pay her legal tab. In return, Jones unsuccessfully accused Du Vernet of failing to represent her properly.

The appeal court created waves last year when it recognized the new legal tort of intrusion upon seclusion that came out of Jones’ lawsuit against her colleague, Winnie Tsige.

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