Jessica L. Kuredjian is an associate in our Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on Corporate Commercial, Civil and Regulatory Litigation. She prides herself on excellence, efficiency, responsiveness and candour.
Jessica has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, the Licensed Appeal Tribunal and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. She has acted as first and second chair at trials in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Arbitrations and has also argued many contested motions in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, including motions for summary judgment. Jessica has also acted for clients on leave applications to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Jessica has presented on various topics for clients and at Continuing Legal Education programs. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications.
Selected Representative Work
Ontario Superior Court of Justice
- Plaitis v. Balls of Fun Inc., 2018 ONSC 5126 (Successful motion to resist amendments to Statement of Claim)
- Berwick v. Samis and Kozmik, 2018 ONSC 3663 (Successful motion for summary judgment — court rules that a third-party defendant and plaintiff by counterclaim cannot maintain counterclaim and crossclaim for contribution and indemnity when there is no longer a claim for negligence against the defendants)
- Antony v. Bakthavachalu, 2017 ONSC 4943 (Successful motion against plaintiff’s motion for refusals — court confirms statutory third party only needs to provide the reason(s) for its denial of coverage if there is no claim against an under/uninsured motorist insurer)
- Doucet v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, 2017 ONSC 1222 (Successful in defeating Applicants' claim for punitive damages and finds no legal fees payable after duty to defend was acknowledged by insurers)
- Wardak v. Froom, 2017 ONSC 1166 (Summary Judgment Motion highlighting the necessity of legal guidance on social host liability; specifically, if and when Canadian parents owe a duty of care to teenagers drinking in their homes)
Court of Appeal for Ontario
- Bruff-Murphy v. Gunawardena, 2017 ONCA 502 (Court finds the trial judge failed to properly discharge his gatekeeper duty at the qualification stage by permitting expert witness to testify — new trial ordered — leave to Supreme Court of Canada denied)
Financial Services Commission of Ontario
- J.C v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Arbitration, Final Decision, FSCO 5339 (Successful Arbitration regarding an applicant’s entitlement to post-104 Income Replacement Benefits)
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Defence Lawyers
- The Advocates’ Society
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