The lawyers at Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP have a long history of courtroom wins for our clients.

From class actions involving employees to the rights of same-sex couples, we have often been at the forefront of legal developments, advocating for clients in uncharted waters where the legal framework is still being put together.

Here you will find a collection of important cases that our lawyers have handled over the years

M. v. H. (recognition of same-sex spouses)

August 28, 2017

Pam MacEachern acted as co-counsel for the intervener Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE) in the Supreme Court of Canada decision M. v. H. in 1999. This landmark ruling concerned a same-sex couple, M and H, who separated after a lengthy relationship.

Blackberry Class Action

In February 2017, the firm started a class action against BlackBerry on behalf of a group of employees. Nelligan O’Brien Payne employment lawyers Janice Payne, Andrew Reinholdt and Karine Dion are working on the action. The dispute concerns over 300 employees across Canada who were transferred from BlackBerry to a business partner, and effectively terminated… Read more »

Class action against Dr. Norman Barwin

December 12, 2016
Peter Cronyn Medical Malpractice

We have commenced a class action against Dr. Norman Barwin on behalf of his former patients and the children that Dr. Barwin helped conceive at his  clinic, the Broadview Fertility Clinic. We are in the process of preparing materials for the certification of the class action. Once the action is certified as a class action,… Read more »

Class Action – Residential Schools Settlement

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP is one of the law firms that has signed on to advise former students about their rights and entitlements under the 2007 Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Members of our legal team were involved in representing the interests of the Inuit in Nunavut at the settlement negotiations. Janice Payne was also a… Read more »

CANWEST Newspaper Former Employee

June 15, 2010
Employment Law

September 25, 2012 – Stay of Proceedings Extended to October 31, 2012 The Monitor sought and received approval for an extension of the stay until October 31, 2012. The stay was necessary as the Monitor continues to work towards winding down the proceedings, including cancelling shares held on account of withholdings to CRA and releasing… Read more »

Vanasse v. Seguin

June 23, 2009
Family Law

This April 2010 Supreme Court of Canada decision has been dubbed one of the most important family law cases of the decade. Our very own Pam MacEachern was trial counsel alongside Nelligan O’Brien Payne alumnus John Johnson (who retired from the firm in 2016), representing Ms. Vanasse, one of the appellants. The decision was heard… Read more »