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Samantha Lucifora – Litigation Associate
Phone: 416-907-9249 x 226
Samantha is a barrister and solicitor licenced by the Law Society of Upper Canada, practicing employment law. Samantha completed her JD at the University of Windsor, after obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University in psychology and political science.
During law school Samantha was actively involved as a case worker for community legal aid, and as a member of the Admissions and Law Games committees. During her third year she studied abroad at the University of Hertfordshire in England.
Prior to joining Monkhouse Law as an associate, she articled at a personal injury firm where she developed a passion for advocacy.
When not working, Samantha volunteers with the non-profit Girls Incorporated, a leading advocacy organization for young girls. She also enjoys travelling, Netflix, and spending time with her family and friends.
Recent Notable cases (note: each case is individual and past success does not guarantee future success):
Paquette v TeraGo Networks Inc.: Ontario Court of Appeal Decision: Samantha was co-counsel on an appeal which provides that employees generally get their bonuses during any notice period, unless there is specific wording to the contrary. And that even a requirement stating that they must be ‘actively employed’ is not sufficiently clear to limit the bonus.
Johar v Best Buy Canada: Final Summary Judgment Decision: Samantha was primary carriage lawyer over this file which ended up successfully being brought to conclusion at summary judgment.
Johar v Best Buy Canada: Costs Decision: $27,500 was awarded to assist Samantha’s client regarding the cost of his legal fees by the Court. This award was 50% the amount of the total severance and is one of the highest cost awards as a percentage of total awards given out.