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What Waddell Phillips has been making the news for lately.


February 10, 2019 – Mefloquine Town Hall Meeting —

This meeting is free for veterans and their families who experienced harmful side effects associated with the use of Mefloquine. Join Veteran John Dowe and the legal team of Howie, Sacks & Henry and Waddell Phillips PC for this informative session, as we will help you identify some of the harmful side effects of Mefloquine, and whether you may benefit from taking part in the upcoming lawsuit against the Government of Canada.

Details for this Event:

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time: 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Location: Royal Canadian Legion 139 – 101 Church Street, Mississauga, ON  L5M 1M6

You can show up or save a seat by clicking here.


February 7, 2019 – John Phillips in the news – Washington Post “Five Canadian diplomats sue Canadian government for handling of Cuba mystery illness” —

Find the full article here.

TORONTO – Five Canadian diplomats and their families filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging the Canadian government failrf to sufficiently deal with the mysterious brain injuries that they suffered while posted to the embassy in Cuba and actively interfered with their ability to seek medical care.

“Throughout the crisis, Canada downplayed the seriousness of the situation, hoarded and concealed critical health and safety information, and gave false, misleading and incomplete information to diplomatic staff,” the statement of claim alleged.

At a news conference Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “There’s no question that the health impacts on diplomats in Cuba have been visible and real.”

Why Canada kept its diplomats in place even as the United States was evacuating its own is one of the questions at the center of the lawsuit, said John Kingman Phillips, a lawyer representing some of the plaintiffs.

“The stakes are the degree to which Canada will step up, protect and keep from harm our diplomats at their postings,” he said.


February 6, 2019 – Waddell Phillips and Howie, Sacks and Henry launch lawsuit on behalf of Canadian diplomats for “Havana Syndrome” —

Fourteen plaintiffs, consisting of Canadian diplomats and their family members who were posted to Havana, Cuba, have suffered brain injuries, which are now referred to as “Havana Syndrome”. They are suing the government for failing to protect them and for putting them in harm’s way.


Read national and international coverage here:

New York Times, “Canadian Diplomats Sue Their Government Over Mysterious Cuba Disease”:

Globe and Mail, “Diplomats launch suit alleging Ottawa failed to address mysterious ‘Havana syndrome’ brain injuries”:

BBC, “Diplomats sue Canada government over mystery illness in Cuba”:

Radio-Canada, “Syndrome de La Havane: des diplomates canadiens poursuivent Ottawa pour 28 millions”:

CTV, “Trudeau says diplomats in Cuba suffered ‘real’ health problems”:


January 23, 2019 – Cory Wanless to argue at the Supreme Court of Canada in the matter of Nevsun v. Araya —

On January 23, 2019, Cory Wanless will make oral submissions at the Supreme Court of Canada in the matter of Nevsun v. Araya on behalf of the intervener International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law. This lawsuit is about the alleged use of forced labour and slavery at a Canadian-owned gold mine in Eritrea.  Cory is co-counsel along with Professor Audrey Macklin. The IHRP’s factum, and the factum of all other parties can be found here:


December 21, 2018 – Margaret Waddell quoted by —

Representative plaintiffs in class-action lawsuits play a vital role as the name and face of a very public proceeding, says Toronto class action lawyer Margaret Waddell.


November 27, 2018 – Advocate Daily: “Settlement-oriented Tremain gets results” —

Whether she’s in court or not, Toronto family lawyer Julia Tremain brings a settlement focus to her work at all times.

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


November 22, 2018 – Waddell Phillips to make submissions at the Supreme Court of Canada in the matter of Araya v. Nevsun —

The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to intervene to the International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (“IHRP”) in the case of Araya v. Nevsun. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case, which is regarding allegations of forced labour and slavery at a Canadian-owned mine in Eritrea, on January 23, 2019. The IHRP is represented by Cory Wanless of Waddell Phillips, and Professor Audrey Macklin of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.


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