Ward v. Manulife (2007) 288 D.L.R. (4th) 733 (Ont. C.A.)

Ward v. Manulife (2007) 288 D.L.R. (4th) 733 (Ont. C.A.)

This was a classic David-and-Goliath scenario. Mr. Ward was terminated by one of the country's largest financial institutions after 30 years of service-and had his retirement monies withheld. Eric Williams led the team that successfully represented Mr. Ward's case: the defendant corporation was ordered to pay Mr. Ward what he was owed as well as damages for breach of contract and fiduciary duty-and the second-highest punitive damages ever awarded in a commercial case in Canada. 

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