Update: Canadian Trader Plans to Fight LR Lawsuit 'Vigorously'

by Gwen Moritz  on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 8:49 am  

Michael Wekerle, seen in a video posted to YouTube in 2011.

'Tort of Outrage'

At one point, according to Jansen's complaint, Wekerle "caused injury to Mr. Jansen's shoulder and neck when he grabbed Mr. Jansen's arm, twisted it and tugged on it as if he were about to flip Mr. Jansen over his shoulder."

The medical treatment for Jansen's injury, which required surgery, was covered by workers' compensation insurance, Whetstone said. But Jansen and his attorneys argue that Wekerle should be held responsible as well.

The lawsuit charges negligence and "tort of outrage" and asks for punitive damages.

A long article about the past and future of Griffiths McBurney & Partners that appeared in late 2011 in The Globe & Mail, one of Toronto's two major newspapers, included this paragraph:

"Most who followed the firm weren’t surprised when Wekerle’s time at GMP finally ended. There had been rumours that he wasn’t as active on the trading desk. There was talk of hard partying. A video made the rounds online showing Wekerle being escorted off the stage at a roast after interrupting the speaker."



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