The Traffic Monsoon Receiver has requested permission to engage local counsel to pursue Canadian net-winners.
The Receiver’s motion, filed on October 21st, seeks permission to employ attorneys at Borden Ladner Gervais.
BLG is a leading Canadian law firm with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents, and other professionals in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.
If approved, Borden Ladner Gervais will act on behalf of the Receiver in Canada.
The Receiver filed a $48 million dollar clawback class-action against Traffic Monsoon net-winners earlier this year.
Among the defendants are Montreal resident Vincent Boutin, and “at least sixty other members” who also reside in Canada.
Boutin stands accused of stealing $761,541.86 from Traffic Monsoon victims. The other unnamed Canadian net-winners together stole “over $400,000”.
Pending a decision on the Receiver’s motion, stay tuned…
Update 30th October 2019 – The Receiver’s motion was denied on October 28th.
Update 30th April 2021 – The Traffic Monsoon Receiver has renewed efforts to engage Canadian counsel.