Lawyer Gets Turfed

The Province
February 22, 2012

A Winnipeg lawyer has permanently lost his licence to practise law after pleading guilty to overcharging residential school survivors who were owed compensation for abuse they suffered as children.

And those adults - all 55 of them - will get every penny they are owed.

Howard Tennenhouse fought the Law Society of Manitoba in court and ignored instructions from the federal agency in charge of paying out compensation to not overcharge clients. In the end, he submitted a guilty plea that was tabled with the law society at a formal hearing Tuesday. And he agreed he owed his clients nearly $1 million.


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