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Certificate of Pending Litigation

Posted on August 24, 2017 | Posted in Collections, Five Liners

Gerger Mechanical Ltd. v. Salvarinas 2012 Ont SCJ

On a motion, usually made without notice, for a certificate of pending litigation (CPL) arising out of an alleged fraudulent conveyance, the plaintiff need only demonstrate that it has put forward a reasonable claim to set aside a transfer based on fraud and that it already has a judgment against the transferor or would successfully recover judgment if there was just an action outstanding. The plaintiff does not have to demonstrate that the transfer was made with an intent to defeat or delay creditors or that the balance of convenience favours issuing a CPL. That may be the case on a motion to set aside a CPL, but not the original motion to obtain a CPL.


Jonathan Speigel


Written by Jonathan Speigel Jonathan Speigel, the founding partner of Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, leads the litigation and construction practices.



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