Biography

About Jacqueline Horvat

With more than 12 years of experience, I have developed a broad corporate and commercial litigation practice.  Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants, my specialties include complex disputes involving oppression remedies, share purchase agreements, dissent and appraisal rights, breaches of contract and fiduciary duties, commercial real estate transactions, intellectual property rights and private and public corporate restructuring. My work as an Associate Partner at Sutts, Strosberg LLP has brought me before the Registrar in Bankruptcy, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench.

I also have extensive experience in class actions involving allegations of product liability, price-fixing, civil and criminal conspiracy, fraud, interference with economic relations, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duties, negligence and breach of commercial agreements.

 In 2011, I was elected as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada from Windsor/Southwest, where my work on the profession’s governing body includes issues of access to justice, articling reform, professional development and more. I am the current Chair of the Inter-jurisdictional Mobility Committee and a former Vice-Chair of the Professional Development and Competence Committee. I was a member of the Articling Task Force, and currently serve as a member of the Proceedings Authorization Committee, Professional Regulation Committee, and Priority and Planning Committee, among others, and also as a member of the ABS Working Group and Mentoring Task Force. I have also served as an Adjudicator for discipline cases concerning lawyer and paralegal conduct.

Since 2011, I have been a member of the Board of Directors of LibraryCo, where I serve as a Director. In 2014, I joined the Ontario Justice Education Network‘s Board of Directors, where I serve as Director.

As an active Bencher representing Windsor since 2011, I will continue to be a strong voice for the profession and the issues I have championed. I look forward to collaborating with stakeholders across Ontario to ensure that the profession is successful for all. Please contact me with your questions and concerns. Your voice is critical to the work we do.

Jacqueline Horvat

Experience. Results.

Reported Decisions

  • 1298417 Ontario Ltd. Lakeshore (Town) (2014), 122 O.R. (3d) 401 (C.A.)
  • Paul 1433295 Ontario Ltd. (2014), 120 O.R. (3d) 339 (S.C.J.)
  • Prince et al. ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. et al. (2014), 120 O.R. (3d) 140 (C.A.)
  • Prince et al. ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. et al. (2013), 115 O.R. (3d) 721 (S.C.J.)
  • Georgian Windpower Corporation v. Stelco Inc. (2013), 113 O.R. (3d) 81 (S.C.J.)
  • Orman v. Marnat Inc. (2012), 108 O.R. (3d) 81 (S.C.J.)
  • Remo Valente Real Estate (1990) Ltd. v. Portofino Riverside Tower Inc. (2011), 108 O.R. (3d) 401 (C.A.)
  • Sikh Cultural Society of Metropolitan Windsor v. Kooner, (2011) 108 O.R. (3d) 490 (S.C.J.)
  • Harris v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (2010), 106 O.R. (3d) 661 (C.A.)
  • Harris v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (2010), 101 O.R. (3d) 665 (S.C.J.)
  • Remo Valente Real Estate (1990) Ltd. v. Portofino Riverside Tower Inc. (2010), 68 B.L.R. (4th) 66 (Ont. Div. Ct.)
  • GEA Group AG v. Ventra Group Co. (2009), 315 D.L.R. (4th) 558 (Ont. C.A.)
  • GEA Group AG v. Ventra Group Co. (2009), 96 O.R. (3d) 481 (C.A.)
  • GEA Group AG v. Ventra Group Co. (2009), 307 D.L.R. (4th) 329 (Ont. S.C.J.)
  • Beach v. Toronto Real Estate Board (2009), 88 R.P.R. (4th) 243 (Ont. S.C.J.)
  • Mignacca v. Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. (2009), 95 O.R. (3d) 269 (Div. Ct.)
  • Incorporated Broadcasters Ltd. v. CanWest Global Communications Corp. (2008), 300 D.L.R. (4th) 577 (Man. Q.B.)
  • Tiboni v. Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. (2008), 295 D.L.R. (4th) 32 (Ont. S.C.J.)
  • Remo Valente Real Estate (1990) Ltd. v. Portofino Riverside Tower Inc. (2008), 44 B.L.R. (4th) 307 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Presentations

Publications

Education

  • 2003 – Registered Canadian Trade Mark Agent, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Ottawa, ON
  • 2002 – Bar Admission, Ontario
  • 2001 – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • 1996-1998 –  Candidate for Hons. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
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