Winning Result: Lawyer's Bill Reduced by 95%

Karen Zvulony, Employment LawyerKaren Zvulony was successful in the Ontario Court of Appeal in upholding two favourable decisions for her client.  Ms. Zvulony’s client was presented with a very expensive lawyer’s bill by her previous lawyer.   Ms. Zvulony had the previous lawyer’s bill judicially assessed and was successful in having the lawyer’s bill reduced by a whopping $124,000 (95% of the original bill).  The previous lawyer appealed the Assessment Officer’s decision to the Superior Court of Justice.  Ms. Zvulony was successful in the Superior Court of Justice where Justice D. Aston said:

The six accounts rendered by the solicitor totaled $137,054.58.  They were assessed at $6,500.00, a reduction of more than $124,000.00.  Because of the amounts paid on the interim accounts, the clients are entitled to a refund of $56,021.10 which includes $10,000.00 for the costs of the assessment itself.

(http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2008/2008canlii49164/2008canlii49164.html)

The previous lawyer appealed to The Ontario Court of Appeal.  Ms. Zvulony was successful in arguing that Justice Aston’s decision should the upheld by the Court of Appeal of Ontario. The Court of Appeal awarded Ms. Zvulony’s client an additional $5000 in costs.

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