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Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

New leaders and partners at Borden Ladner Gervais

Personnel changes at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) mean that there are now 19 new partners at the firm and new leaders of one of the firm’s working groups. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:03 AM

B.C. Supreme Court rules in insurance case that timing of an occurrence matters

The court recently concluded that, in the context of an occurrence policy, the lack of proximity in time between an alleged negligent act and a loss may result in an otherwise covered claim falling outside of coverage. ... [read more]

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

Reduce costs and delays, improve outcomes in disability insurance litigation

Typical LTD litigation is a lengthy, expensive affair, marked by largely irrelevant pleadings, disputes with respect to documents, protracted discoveries and acrimonious mediation. Counsel need to explore methods, on a case-by-case basis, in order to find the most effective means by which these cases can either be settled or brought to trial. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

Monaghan Reain Lui Taylor LLP names new partner

Emily Stock is the newest member of Monaghan Reain Lui Taylor LLP — better known as MRLT. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 3:20 PM

Six Stewart McKelvey associates named partner

Stewart McKelvey is starting off the new year by adding six new partners in three of its Atlantic Canada offices. All were associates at the firm. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Trials - Jury trials - Verdicts

Appeal by a motorist from the dismissal of her claim for damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident under the unidentified driver coverage in her policy. ... [read more]

Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 9:25 AM

Multiple hospital suicides result in legal action

Sadly, the death of a patient while under suicide watch in hospital is not a rare occurrence in Canada. In 2014 it is believed that there had been approximately three hundred deaths over ten years involving suicidal patients who were supposed to be on strict watch. Ninety-eight of those cases occurred in Ontario. Despite these mounting deaths, a coroner's inquest is rarely called in Ontario for in-hospital suicide deaths ... [read more]

Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 9:18 AM

Ontario’s ‘fair’ auto insurance plan fails to address systemic imbalance for victims

The government's framework includes standard treatment plans for common injuries and independent examination centres to reduce disputes, and it addresses contingency fees and fraud. But it needs to go back to the drawing board to truly assist accident victims. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Mapping the shifting regulatory landscape of drone use in Canada drone_laws_sm

Perhaps you know a young person, like my son, who wants to explore the world from an aerial perspective with 4K video – just like some of the vloggers he watches much too often on YouTube. Before jumping head first into a drone purchase, you may want to consider how the new technology can be used under Canada’s current and anticipated drone regulations. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 8:57 AM

Measuring legal levels of cannabis the next big challenge cannabis_test_sm

When a person smokes marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannibol (THC) is widely distributed to tissues, resulting in pharmacological effects. The fact is, THC comes out of fat tissues relatively slowly, so a person who smokes many cannabis cigarettes per day for a long time and then stops using might show trace amounts in blood tests for days or possibly weeks. ... [read more]