Update: Lawyer Does Not Check Fax Machine and Costs Client $100,000 – Upheld by Court of Appeal

Back in April, I posted about a case where the failure of a real estate lawyer to check their fax machine cost their purchaser client a $100,000 deposit. My post is here if anyone is looking for a refresher on the facts.

The purchaser recently appealed the decision to the Court of Appeal who, in a very short decision, upheld Justice Lederman’s decision.


  1. Matt,

    The ONCA upheld the decision but, unless the lawyer was instructed by the client to act as the lawyer did, then I doubt very much the lawyer’s conduct “cost … [the lawyer’s] client a $100,000 deposit” or anything else other than, perhaps, wasted legal fees.