Settlement Reached in Pearson Airport Roofing Suit

In May 2001 a settlement was reached in a $10 million lawsuit involving the alleged failure of the roofing system for Terminal Three at Toronto’s Lester Pearson International Airport.

The plaintiff, PDC 3 Limited Partnership, brought an action against the architects and engineers, the building contractors, and those responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of the Terminal Three roof and facility for negligence and breach of contract as a result of damage to the roofing system. A new roof was installed to replace the damaged roofing system. PDC 3 claimed damages for expenses incurred as a result of temporary and permanent repairs, and for the roof replacement.

Sharon M. Addison, Conor D. O’Hare and Robert J. Arcand of McLean & Kerr LLP acted for PDC 3 Limited Partnership. Donald E. Short, Michael J.W. Round and Vincent Kazmierski of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP acted for Airport Group Canada Inc. Timothy J. Murphy, Jane Langford and Teresa Walsh of McCarthy Tétrault acted for The Foundation Company of Canada Ltd. Gary Gibbs and Michelle Brodey of Stieber Berlach Gibbs acted for Bregman + Hamann Architects. Peter Yaniszewski of McCague, Wires, Peacock, Borlack, McInnis & Lloyd acted for Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited. Morris A. Chochla of Forbes Chochla Trebuss Aikins Kohn acted for Scott Associates Architects Inc., as well as Natalie Leon. John W. Adams, Q.C. and Kate Broer of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP acted for Domtar Inc. Duncan W. Glaholt and Lawlor Rochester of Glaholt & Associates acted for Semple Gooder Roofing Limited.