News —

What Waddell Phillips has been making the news for lately.


Reece Maxwell-Crawford’s Open letter to TTC CEO Richard Leary and TTC Chair Jaye Robinson —

July 25, 2019

Dear Mr. Leary and Councilor Robinson,

I was racially profiled on the TTC. You are no doubt familiar with my case as it has received a lot of public attention over the last few weeks. I am writing to request that you meet with me and my lawyer to discuss a resolution to my case. I am extremely disappointed that to date, TTC has made absolutely no effort to reach out to me, to apologize or to try to right the wrong that was done to me. The TTC cannot continue to ignore me.


To view the full letter, click ‘Read More’.


July 18, 2019 – Better communication with your ex? There’s an app for that —

Separated parents can stay in touch about childcare and other issues by simply downloading an app to facilitate that communication, says Toronto family lawyer Julia Tremain.

The original article is posted on You can read the full article here.


Cory Wanless and John Phillips in the news regarding TTC racial profiling case —

On July 11, 2019, the Toronto Ombudsman released a report that was critical of a TTC investigation into an incident in which our client, Reece Maxwell-Crawford, a young black man, was shoved and pinned to the ground by TTC Fare Inspectors in February 2018. The Toronto Ombudsman found that the report failed to examine evidence of potential racial bias and was “not adequately thorough, fair, and transparent” to support its conclusions. Media coverage of the Ombudsman report includes:

Toronto Star, “City watchdog finds TTC did not adequately investigate officers who forcibly detained Black man on streetcar platform”

CBC News, “TTC probe into arrest of black man by fare inspectors fell short, Toronto ombudsman finds”

CBC Metro Morning, “Young man suing TTC for racial profiling reacts to ombudsman’s report”


July 3, 2019 – Waddell Phillips is hiring! —

Waddell Phillips is hiring an associate with 4 – 7 years’ class action experience.


May 1, 2019 – Waddell Phillips and Howie, Sacks and Henry launch the first of hundreds of lawsuits on behalf of Canadian veterans for harms caused by the anti-malarial drug Mefloquine lawsuits —

Three separate lawsuits have been filed in the Federal Court on behalf of eight former members of the Canadian Armed Forces who were ordered to take Mefloquine, an anti-malarial drug, while deployed on missions in Rwanda, Afghanistan and Somalia. This anti-malarial drug can cause severe and potentially permanent neurological and psychological side effects including mood issues, aggression, bouts of explosive anger, violent behavior, night terrors, panic attacks, anxiety, paranoia, suicidal thoughts and more.

CTV, “Canadian veterans suing government over anti-malarial drug’s adverse effects”

Globe and Mail, “First of possibly one thousand suits to be filed Wednesday by soldiers and veterans forced to take mefloquine on deployment”

Read the Statement of Claims below:

McEachern and Brooks Statement of Claim

Arntsen, Rude and Lepine Statement of Claim

Bona, Lalancette and Elms Statement of Claim


April 23, 2019 – John Kingman Phillips ranked as one of Canada’s Top 50 Trial Lawyers —

Congratulations to founding partner, John Kingman Phillips, who was recognized in Benchmark Litigation as one of Canada’s Top 50 Trial Lawyers. The full list of Canada’s Top 50 Trial Lawyers can be found here.


March 2019 – Waddell Phillips recognized in Benchmark Litigation for “its fearless advocacy coupled with thoughtful and strategic advice for its clients” —

Waddell Phillips has been recognized in Benchmark Litigation “for its fearless advocacy coupled with thoughtful and strategic advice for its clients.” Margaret Waddell was named a “Litigation Star” and John Kingman Phillips named a “Litigation Star” and one of the “Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada”. The full post can be found here.


Cory Wanless and his clients featured in March edition of The Globe and Mail Report On Business article “Canadian mines have wreaked havoc in developing countries for decades. Finally, there’s hope for a solution” —

For decades, Canadian mining operations have wreaked havoc in developing countries. Villages have been razed, water supplies poisoned and allegations of rape – even murder – have emerged. But finally there is hope for a way out. Could a new avenue for justice lead to a brighter future for all of our mines?

Find the full article here.

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