- A lawyer was suspended after making an attempt to sue his former “sugar child” for C$226 million ($166 million).
- Azmal Ramal-Shah mentioned he was the sufferer of fraud after the girl made excuses to keep away from seeing him.
A lawyer who tried to sue his former “sugar child” for C$229 million ($169 million) has been suspended after a courtroom dominated he had change into “obsessed” with the girl.
The Legislation Society of Ontario revoked Toronto lawyer Azmat Ramal-Shah’s licence for a month beginning April 25 after ruling that he “engaged in skilled misconduct and conduct unbecoming” in his pursuit of damages for fraud after his association with a scholar broke down.
In line with courtroom paperwork, Ramal-Shah, then 30, met the then-18-year-old College of Ottawa scholar in 2016 on Searching for Association, a web site the place “sugar infants” and “sugar daddies” can meet.
The association was described as “digital,” with the girl listening to Ramal-Shah discuss his issues and offering him with friendship. Ramal-Shah would pay her bills together with lease, and let her use his Uber Eats and Uber accounts.
He estimates he paid the girl $20,000 over the interval of their “relationship” between Might 2016 and March 2018.
However after assembly in particular person for dinner in Ottawa just a few months into the association, the girl alleged that Ramal-Shah’s habits started to make her really feel unsafe. She claimed Ramal-Shah would interrogate her about who she had hung out with and insult her.
His habits led the girl to try to sever ties with Ramal-Shah.
Courtroom paperwork present she made up excuses together with that she had damaged her leg, that her aunt had died, and that she was being handled for most cancers, to keep away from seeing him once more.
In a bid for revenge, Ramal-Shah started contacting her mates, her mom, and her boyfriend, organising a number of social media accounts to proceed his assaults, per different paperwork reviewed by CTV.
Ramal-Shah urged the girl’s mom to supply a settlement to maintain the matter out of courts, earlier than ultimately suing the household.
“I’ve tried reasoning with [her] however I do not suppose she ever beloved me, this [has] all been about exploiting me for cash,” in response to an e-mail from Ramal-Shah to the girl’s mom submitted as proof.
“At this level, I do not imagine there was a damaged leg or surgeons or chemotherapy,” the lawyer wrote. “I actually thought [she] had most cancers – clearly I used to be mistaken and was a sufferer of fraud.”
The courtroom rejected Ramal-Shah’s lawsuit as a result of it was exterior the statute of limitations and was “frivolous, vexatious, or in any other case an abuse of course of.” He was ordered to pay the girl’s household C$15,000 (about $11,000) in reimbursements for authorized prices.