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Jack D. Coop*

Partner

Toronto
t: 416.864.7610 f: 416.941.8852 jcoop@foglers.com
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PROFILE

Jack specializes in all aspects of environmental litigation: civil actions, prosecutions, class actions, administrative hearings, and judicial review applications, including advice work on how to avoid such litigation and successfully deal with regulators. Jack’s environmental litigation expertise has been refined through more than twenty years as an Ontario Crown counsel and ten years in private practice. As Crown counsel, Jack spent ten years with the Ministry of the Attorney General representing all ministries of the Crown in civil litigation (including civil actions for damages, class actions and judicial review) and ten years with the Ministry of the Environment conducting prosecutions and hearings.

Jack’s practice with the firm focuses on civil actions, judicial review, environmental hearings and the defense of prosecutions. He has litigated in every level of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court. He has written and taught extensively in the fields of environmental law and regulatory liability, including as Adjunct Professor at both the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School. Jack is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Environmental Law.

Publications

AUGUST 22 2017

10 Fogler Rubinoff Partners Ranked in The Best Lawyers in Canada

Fogler, Rubinoff is pleased to announce that the following lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

  • Steven A. Cygelfarb - Real Estate Law
  • Jack D. Coop – Environmental Law
  • Milton A. Davis - Legal Malpractice Law
  • Michael B. Fraleigh - Health Care Law
  • Jeffrey B. Goldenberg - Real Estate Law
  • Bill Hearn - Advertising & Marketing Law
  • Ian Kady - Real Estate Law
  • Martin Middlestadt – Real Estate Law
  • Kenneth W. Movat - Construction Law
  • Colleen Spring Zimmerman - Intellectual Property Law 

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.                            

JULY 27 2017

Who's Who Legal Recognizes Colleen Spring Zimmerman and Jack Coop

The 2017 eiditon of Who's Who Legal: Canada Recognizes Colleen Spring Zimmerman and Jack Coop as leading practitioners in Trademarks and Environmental Law, respectively. 

MAY 01 2017

Nine lawyers profiled as leading practitioners in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

The 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory  has profiled nine Fogler Rubinoff lawyers as leading practitioners:

Jack D. Coop - Environmental

Steven A. Cygelfarb - Property Leasing

Michael B. Fraleigh - Medical Negligence

Bill Hearn - Advertising & Marketing Law

Justin Jakubiak - Corporate Comerical Litigation

Martin L. Middlestadt - Property Leasing

Kenneth W. Movat - Construction Law

Colleen Spring Zimmerman - Intellectual Property

Michael S. Wolfish - Property Leasing

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory ranks individual lawyers across 64 areas of expertise and firms in over 40 practice areas. Recommendations for lawyers in the annual publication are the product of an extensive peer review process, with firm rankings tabulated from the cumulative rankings of individuals within each practice area reviewed.

FEBRUARY 08 2017

Court Terminates Pollution Enforcement Action As Against Canadian Subsidiary Of Chevron

On January 20, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a summary judgment decision in the case of Yaiguaje v Chevron Corporation, terminating a civil claim by Ecuadorian plaintiffs against Chevron Canada Limited ("CCL")...

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JANUARY 27 2017

Supreme Court Of Canada Releases Judgment On Defence Of Officially Induced Error

In an oral judgment released today in R. v. Bedard, the Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed the elements of the defense of officially induced error, as set out in its 2006 decision in Lévis (City) v. Tétreault...

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JANUARY 24 2017

Ontario Court Of Appeal Makes Significant Limitations Ruling

In a decision released January 11, 2017 - Crombie Property Holdings Limited v. McColl-Frontenac Inc. et. al - the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a summary judgment decision of the Superior Court of Justice that dismissed a civil lawsuit seeking damages for property contamination based upon the running of a limitation period...

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DECEMBER 08 2016

New Regulations And Proclamations Under The Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016

As reported in our November 28, 2016 Energy and Environmental Law Newsletter, on November 30, 2016, the new Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016 and its two scheduled statutes, the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 and the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 were proclaimed into law. The old Waste Diversion Act, 2002, was repealed...

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NOVEMBER 29 2016

New Regulations And Proclamations Under The Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is moving to implement its new waste diversion legislation, the Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016 (WFOA)...

 

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SEPTEMBER 26 2016

Four Recent Decisions Raise Concern About Parity in Sentencing

Four recent Ontario Provincial Court sentencing decisions - two under the Occupational Health & Safety Act ("OHSA"), and two under the Environmental Protection Act ("EPA"), throw into high relief the disparity of sentencing approaches under the two statutes, and suggest that environmental offences may be drawing disproportionately high fines...

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Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Advocates Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Toronto Law Journal, Environmental Editor

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1985
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
  • University of Manitoba, B.A. (Hons.)

Professional Designations

  • Certified Specialist in Environmental Law

Recognition

  • Who's Who Legal, Recognized as a leading Environmental practitioner in the 2017 Canada edition.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2015-2017, Consistently Recommended in the area of Environmental Law.
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2014-2017: Environmental Law.
  • 2014 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers: Leading Lawyer.
  • Martindale-Hubbell: Civil Litigation, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Municipal Law, BV® Distinguished™

Community

  • YMCA, Volunteer Instructor
  • First Interfaith Out of the Cold Program, Congregation Darchei Noam and St. Matthews United Church, Volunteer
  • Friends for Life Bike Rally (Toronto People With AIDS Foundation), Volunteer Rider
  • Ride to Conquer Cancer, Volunteer Rider
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