Rest in Peace, Randy Bennett

Over the weekend, Dean Lorne Sossin of Osgoode Hall Law School shared on Twitter the sad news of the untimely passing of Randy Bennett:

Twitter   DeanSossin  Randy Bennett has passed away. ...

I had the privilege of meeting and collaborating with Randy in a long-running payday loan class action lawsuit, where we each acted for various franchisees. Randy was always well-prepared, collegial, quick-witted and congenial: the hallmarks of a true Trial Warrior.

Via the Toronto Star obituary

 Randy was born in Placentia, Newfoundland. Randy had many chapters in his life, including running a horse farm, working for a lumber company and most recently, practicing law. Randy received an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1998. He clerked for the Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice from 1998-1999. Called to the Ontario Bar in 2000, Randy quickly became a well-respected lawyer in the areas of litigation and securities law: first with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP as an associate and then as a founding partner of Rueter Scargall Bennett LLP in 2004. He was as dedicated to his clients as he was to his family and friends. A private visitation for family will take place at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere, just east of the Jane subway), on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. A Celebration of Randy’s Life will be held at Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd., on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome. Donations in Randy’s name can be made to the Law Society Foundation Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program at http://www. lawyersfeedthehungry.ca/toronto Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

My sincere condolences to Randy Bennett’s family, friends and colleagues at Reuter Scargall Bennett LLP.

May you Rest in Peace, Randy.

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4 Responses to “Rest in Peace, Randy Bennett”

  1. Chris Jaglowitz (@chrisjaglowitz) Says:

    Thanks for sharing that sad news, Antonin.
    Randy was a super fellow. I came to know him a bit in a case where we acted on opposing sides. Despite having a pretty hectic practise, he was always more than just “civil.” He was genuinely warm and friendly by nature.
    Godspeed, Randy.

  2. Antonin I. Pribetic Says:

    Thanks, Chris, for sharing your thoughts about Randy.

  3. Shannon Bennett Says:

    Thank you for your kind comments about my father Antonin. He was as great a dad as he was a lawyer and encouraged and supported in every way my own legal education. I remember getting an unfair fine from a caustic transit guard, when I called my father and told him he asked if the guard had made me cry with his abrupt and rude manner. I admitted he had. He said, “Shannon, if you’re going to be a lawyer you have to remember, there are no tears in litigation!”

  4. Antonin I. Pribetic Says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reminiscences of your father. My sincere condolences to you and your family. He will be missed.

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