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Start bar liability actions right

Thursday, September 08, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Rob Simpson

Gathering the right information at the beginning of an alcohol liability case is central to obtaining a fair and timely resolution. And yet, few if any resources exist to inform litigation lawyers about what constitutes “right information.” The following suggestions draw from my experience writing reports and providing testimony for over 60 alcohol-related lawsuits involving licensed premises and special occasion events in Ontario.

Establish timelines

Rigorous timelines are needed to assess compliance with the standard of care. Obtain the drinking history of the plaintiff and associates...