CP24 – Six victims in Mississauga bombing suing owners of restaurant

Six victims of a bombing at a popular Indian restaurant in Mississauga are suing the owners of the establishment for $6 million for allegedly failing to take “proactive steps” to beef up security amid a series of threats.

The May 24th bombing at the Bombay Bhel restaurant near Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue injured a total of 15 people ranging in age from 23 to 69.

Three of those people were initially rushed to hospital with critical injuries but their conditions quickly improved and they were upgraded to stable condition in the hours following the blast. The other 12 victims, meanwhile, all sustained minor shrapnel-related injuries.

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THE NATIONAL POST – Six people injured in Mississauga restaurant bombing file suit against Bombay Bhel owners

TORONTO — Six of the 15 people injured in a bombing west of Toronto in May are suing the restaurant where the incident took place, their lawyers said Tuesday, alleging the business’s owners and managers failed to take precautions to protect them.

Each plaintiff is suing Bombay Bhel, the Mississauga, Ont., restaurant where the bombing happened, for $1 million, according to a statement of claim filed on Monday and announced at a news conference on Tuesday.

Investigators have alleged two suspects detonated an improvised explosive device in the restaurant on the evening of May 24 before running away and then jumping into an unidentified vehicle.

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THE TORONTO SUN – ‘Carnage in a turf war’: Victims of Mississauga restaurant bombing launch lawsuit

Personnel running an establishment full of diners should have known they would be bombed?

That is what the lawyer representing six victims of the May 24 attack on the Bombay Bhel in Mississauga told reporters Tuesday.

“The owners of the Bombay Bhel restaurant knew, or ought to have known, there was an issue with security and that they were targeted,” Darryl Singer, counsel for Diamond and Diamond personal injury law firm, told a news conference.

Personnel running an establishment full of diners should have known they would be bombed?

That is what the lawyer representing six victims of the May 24 attack on the Bombay Bhel in Mississauga told reporters Tuesday.

“The owners of the Bombay Bhel restaurant knew, or ought to have known, there was an issue with security and that they were targeted,” Darryl Singer, counsel for Diamond and Diamond personal injury law firm, told a news conference.

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THE TORONTO STAR – Six Mississauga restaurant bombing victims sue Bombay Bhel for being ‘negligently blind’ to threat

Six victims of May’s bombing at Mississauga’s Bombay Bhel restaurant are launching a civil suit against the establishment, alleging negligence.

They are each suing for $1 million, alleging the restaurant owners “ought to have known” there was a threat, and should have taken precautionary measures to protect clients.

“The plaintiffs state that the defendant . . . was wilfully, intentionally and or negligently blind to the real and actual threat of the bombing,” the statement of claim read.

The claim was filed Monday in Ontario Superior Court.

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THE TORONTO SUN – Former student sues teacher charged with sexually assaulting her

Toronto Police had issued a statement that they’d arrested Wexford Collegiate School of the Arts teacher John Kraft, 57, after a female student alleged she’d been sexually assaulted multiple times between late last year and March.

And on Thursday, she filed a $1-million lawsuit against the teacher and the Toronto District School Board, alleging he groomed her for years and the board did nothing to protect her.

In her claim, she alleges that during her last few years of high school, Kraft would often make inappropriate and sexually suggestive comments and “took every opportunity to touch her in a sexual manner.” She claims he would also make disparaging remarks about her boyfriend not being “man enough” for her.

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IT WORLD CANADA – Toronto man sues Facebook $500,000 for ‘anxiety’ related to Cambridge Analytica breach

In a release from Diamond and Diamond, the law firm retained by Mettucci, he claims to have received two notifications from Facebook in April, notifying him that on a couple occasions his “personal information had been improperly accessed and shared with Cambridge Analytica without his consent or knowledge.”

This is an unprecedented lawsuit that seeks to answer the question, how much is our private data worth.

Singer told IT World Canada that this has caused his client significant pain and grief as well as a loss of quality of life. Mattucci is receiving psychological treatment and has had to increase his medications since the whole experience began.

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CANADA NEWSWIRE – Darryl Singer joins Diamond and Diamond as Head of Civil Litigation

As of June 1, the firm has officially opened its commercial and civil litigation division. The division will be led by Darryl Singer, a Toronto-area lawyer with more than 24 years of trial, advocacy and negotiating experience.

Singer brings with him his entire team of experienced lawyers, paralegals and law clerks from his former firm, Singer Barristers PC.

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THE LAW TIMES – Lawyer gets reprimand for advertising violation

Darryl Singer of Singer Barristers in Toronto, who represented D’Alimonte in the matter, says the matter was ultimately resolved jointly with the tribunal’s counsel and that D’Alimonte would be issued a reprimand — the lowest form of formal discipline under the Law Society Act.

“Mr. D’Alimonte was indeed found guilty of professional misconduct; he acknowledged that misconduct,” says Singer, noting that while D’Alimonte may have entered into an arrangement to pay an improper referral fee, no payments had been made.

Singer says the process to revamp the Merricks Law Group website to comply with the law society’s rules began last year after the LSO began its investigation.

It was taken down entirely in April, before re-launching recently, and is now in compliance with LSO rules, says Singer.

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