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Laura Dougan

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Laura’s recent experience includes:

  • Counsel to a U.S. fruit and vegetable processing company in an action seeking several million dollars in relation to a food product recall

  • Represented major financial institution in an insurance class action

  • Counsel to a North American vehicle manufacturer in class actions alleging negligent design, testing and manufacture, and breaches of consumer protection laws

  • Counsel to a leading consumer goods manufacturer in a class action alleging negligent design, testing and manufacture

  • Counsel in international arbitration arising from patent licence agreement (ICDR)

  • Represented the coalition of major Canadian media in an application to unseal search warrant material in the police investigations that led to charges against Bruce McArthur

  • Counsel to several news outlets in cases alleging libel and slander

  • Counsel in a matter invoking treaty limitations of liability arising from shipping accident and loss of cargo

Professional Activities

Laura is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and The Advocates' Society.

Laura provides pro bono legal advice to a variety of public interest and corporate clients. In addition, she volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario as part of the Homelessness Identification Project and as duty counsel and amicus at the Small Claims Court.

Laura has assisted with the Equality Effect's Malawi project that aims to further the rights of women and girls who are denied access to justice because of the rule requiring corroboration for sexual assault.

She has also worked with the International Senior Lawyers Project to provide legal information about international hate speech laws to an organization in Burma.

Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2013
J.D. (Hon.), Osgoode Hall Law School - 2012
B.A. (Hon.), McGill University - 2006

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