Mark Vernon Barrie LawyerWhen a plaintiff is successful in a lawsuit, they are generally entitled to prejudgment interest (PJI) on their damage award. Prejudgment interest is awarded on any damages incurred between the date the cause of action arose (or written notice of the action was given, if related to an MVA) to the date of the order for payment of money. The Ontario Court of Appeal has written that “[a]wards of pre-judgment interest are designed to recognize the impact of inflation and to provide relief to a successful litigant against the declining value of money between the date of entitlement to damages and the time when damages are awarded.”1

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Mark articled with Carroll Heyd Chown LLP and joined the firm as a lawyer following his June, 2014 Call to the Ontario Bar.

While at law school, Mark volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, was a peer mentor, won the Harrison Shield moot court competition, and was an integral part of the defensive unit on UNB Law’s 2011 championship intramural flag football team.