Ming Sun Benevolent Society v. Philippine Women Centre of B.C.

NST successfully represented the Ming Sun Benevolent Society in setting aside a default judgment that had been granted against them. The Society has been working to redevelop its building, located in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, into low-cost social housing, with financial assistance from the BC Housing Management Commission. The judgment creditors had sought damages of over $3,000,000. This result allows the Society to continue to pursue development. NST continues to represent the Society in the dispute.

NST argued that the Society was improperly served with an amended counterclaim and was entitled to file a response to counterclaim, or alternatively that it was in the interests of justice that the Society be permitted to defend the merits of the claims against it. Madam Justice Forth agreed, setting aside the default judgment and giving the Society an opportunity to respond.

NST Lawyers Involved

Peter R. Senkpiel

Peter R. Senkpiel

Partner

psenkpiel@nst.ca
778.945.1476

Emily L. Hansen

Emily L. Hansen

Associate

ehansen@nst.ca
604.558.8991