Perkins, Boll v. Physicians Dialysis Centre Inc.
Loopstra Nixon Partner Michael McWilliams represented two doctors in a six-person nephrology partnership who discovered that other members of the partnership owned a separate corporation that operated a nephropathy clinic and received funding that our clients believed should be shared with the original partnership. The dispute was complicated by counterclaims amongst the partners, who also continued to work together in the same hospital unit.
Michael was successful in negotiating a settlement agreement with two of the defendant doctors, and at trial against the other two doctors, the counterclaim was dismissed and our clients were awarded $310,000 in compensation including a rare punitive damages award of $100,000 and more than $700,000 in costs. The defendants’ appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal was dismissed, with a further $25,000 in costs awarded to our clients.
In addition to his success in the court room, Michael’s approach to the case has been lauded by his clients:
We are delighted to provide this testimonial to express our deepest gratitude and admiration for the exceptional legal prowess demonstrated by Michael McWilliams and his team throughout the eight-year duration of our challenging litigation. Our case presented a myriad of complexities and hurdles, requiring a legal mind that could navigate through the intricacies with finesse and tenacity. Michael’s attention to detail, thorough understanding of the law and strategic brilliance were instrumental in securing a complete victory, including the unusual awarding of both punitive damages and substantial indemnity costs.
Moreover, Michael’s empathy and compassionate approach provided us with the reassurance and support needed during the emotionally taxing phases of our lengthy case, including an eleven-day court trial and subsequent appeal by the losing opponents. He not only demonstrated legal acumen but also a profound understanding of the human aspect of our situation, fostering a sense of trust and confidence that proved invaluable.
Michael’s dedication, professionalism, and unparalleled legal proficiency have left an indelible mark on our lives, and we wholeheartedly recommend his services.
Dr. Philip Boll and Dr. David Perkins, Mississauga, ON