Simm convinces Court to quash ORC's Poulton ruling and bar ORC from rehearing


Peter A. Simm was sole counsel for the successful Applicant for Judicial Review in Poulton v. ORC   (1998, Ont. Div. Ct.; varied only re costs 1999, Ont. C.A.).

As outlined in the four newspaper articles below, the Divisional Court’s decision vindicated one of North America’s leading standardbred horse trainers, Harry Poulton. The Court notably precluded a rehearing by the ORC, saying “it is impossible to remedy the prejudice”. The ORC had effectively thwarted the possibility of having an independent lab test the remainder of an allegedly incriminating equine urine sample. (Further details of this case are set out here.)