Natasha is a partner of Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP.
Natasha has experience in complex insurance litigation matters, including the defence of professional negligence, defamation, sports and recreation liability, tavern liability, product liability, occupiers’ liability, and municipal claims. She also regularly handles subrogation and transportation matters. Natasha has represented clients before the Ontario Superior Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and various tribunals.
A selection of Natasha’s recent work includes:
Barber v. Goerz, 2021 ONSC 3698. Acted for Mohawk College and five of its employees named in an action alleging defamation, negligence, breach of privacy, and breach of rights under various statutes including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Successfully moved to strike all claims as against the personally-named employees, without leave to amend.
Subway v. CBC, 2021 ONCA 25. Acted for Trent University in its successful appeal of the decision in its anti-SLAPP motion against Subway. The Court of Appeal accepted that the negligence claim against Trent arose from an expression related to a matter of public interest, and that Subway could not demonstrate that its negligence claim had substantial merit as Trent did not owe Subway a duty of care.