Robert B. Bell - Lerners LLP

Robert B. Bell

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 416-601-2374

Robert Bell practises in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defence, appeals, class actions.

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Cougar Helicopters Inc. v. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (2011), 335 DLR (4th) 203 (NLCA) – Jurisdiction issues in product liability case

Sauer v. Canada (Attorney General), 2007 ONCA 454 – Appeal with respect to pure economic loss issues

Celanese Canada Inc. v. Murray Demolition Cor. et al. (2006), 269 DLR (4th) 193 (SCC) – Successful appeal to Supreme Court of Canada in respect of solicitor client privilege and disqualification of counsel in context of Anton Piller order

Cloud v. Canada (Attorney General) (2004), 2 CPC (96th) 199 (Ont. CA) – Class proceeding involving residential schools

Rogacki v. Belz (2004), (Ont. CA) – Successfully holding favourable jury verdict on behalf of plaintiff in a defamation case

ONHWP v. Chevron et al. (1999), 46 OR (3d) 130 (Ont. Gen. Div.) (Winkler, J.) – Bar Order in class action settlement

Ticketnet v. Air Canada (1997), 154 DLR (4th) 271 (Ont. CA) – Leave to the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed, leading decision on damages in favour of a start-up company

Pettey v. Avis (1994), 13 OR (3d) 725 – Decision at trial on validity of Mary Carter agreement

Murphy v. Welsh – Stoddard v. Watson, [1993] 2 S.C.R. 1069 – Supreme Court of Canada decision on solicitor’s negligence claim application of Highway Traffic Act limitation period to claims of infants and mental incompetents

Office Location

130 Adelaide Street West, Suite 2400
Toronto, ON M5H 3P5

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Law of the Toronto Metro Area
Robert B. Bell has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Class Action Litigation
Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants, Product Liability)
Product Liability Law (Defendants)