A partner in Blaney McMurtry LLP since 1999, Eugene G. Mazzuca practices primarily in the area of insurance and defence litigation. He has wide experience in representing police and security agencies as well as provincial government ministries and municipalities.
“I do all forms of public liability defence work with a particular focus on police defence issues,” Eugene says. His clients include the Ontario Provincial Police, Peel Regional Police, and Durham Regional Police. Eugene also represents Ontario ministries such as Health, Environment and Public Safety and has defended hundreds of claims against government. Many involved senior public officials and public lands, waterways and roadways.
He handles a wide range of tort matters including personal injury, professional negligence, negligent investigation, malicious prosecution, MVA, property damage, and products liability. Also included in his cases are Charter claims, abuse of authority and police pursuits.
Deputy chair of Blaney McMurtry's Insurance Practice Group, Eugene includes the enforcement of foreign judgments as part of his practice. He has represented U.S. and European companies in judgments obtained against local companies outside Canada and has been involved in domain name dispute litigation. Eugene has recently successfully argued in the Ontario Court of Appeal that the Ontario Courts have jurisdiction over a co-defendant travel company located in Mexico.
Eugene, who has an interest in sports litigation, has been involved in a number of injunctions concerning minor hockey. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and has a successful record at trial and arguing appeals before the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Eugene has most recently appeared as lead counsel for the respondents at the Supreme Court of Canada on the Penner v. Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board appeal.