Results | Sep 28, 2020

LOLG resists standing motion in land purchase dispute

Back to all news On September 25, 2020, Lars Brusven and John Carlo Mastrangelo successfully resisted a standing motion brought by the vendor in a land purchase dispute. LOLG argued that a contract cannot be read in isolation from the broader relationship between parties, including the “family of contracts” that govern their rights and obligations. In this case, the purchaser, LOLG’s client, assigned some rights to a third party, but related agreements made clear that LOLG’s client specifically retained the right to commence proceedings against the vendor. The Court accepted these arguments. It confirmed that LOLG’s client was the proper party to bring the proceeding, and dismissed the vendor’s standing motion with costs. The Court’s endorsement can be found here: