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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 1:03 PM

Lerners adds 10 associates

Lerners LLP announced the following have joined the firm as associates: Jennifer Amer, Renée Zatzman Stein, Amy Zhang, Jennifer O’Dell, Alec Yarascavitch, Cassidy Johnston, Spencer Jones, Ashley Boyes, Jennifer Hawn and David Isaac. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 12:13 PM

Pharmacare in spotlight during 2019 election | Lisa Feldstein

Canada is recognized worldwide for its universal health care. We rarely have to pay when we visit a doctor or a hospital. Our system is predicated on medical need rather than ability to pay, and this model has become part of the Canadian identity. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 11:23 AM

Legal guidance for doctors prescribing to non-patients and non-residents Hand writing prescription

As lawyers, it’s important to help physicians understand that if they are required to provide care to a non-resident during an emergency situation or when an unexpected condition develops after entry to Canada, they are exposed to a certain level of legal risks. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Delay: Jordan’s big effect on civil litigation spiral_clock_sm

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Jordan 2016 1 SCC 27 has had a big impact, not only in the context of criminal law, but also in civil actions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

Differentiation allowed to determine risk in insurance Professional choosing people

A story about a man who was denied life insurance, as a result of a disclosed history of having generalized anxiety disorder, made national news this summer. It may come as a surprise to some that the Ontario Human Rights Code explicitly permits insurers to differentiate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, family status or disability when entering into a contract. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 9:59 AM

‘Underinsured coverage’ on personal vehicles does not apply to on-job accidents, court rules Sheldon Gilbert sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that drivers injured in motor vehicle accidents while on the job cannot access “underinsured coverage” under the insurance policies on their personal, domestic vehicles. Counsel involved in the decision said this case “involved a situation which had not previously been litigated in terms of whether or not specific exclusions in the standard form automobile policy import over to the OPCF 44 Underinsured Endorsement.” ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Genetic fairness appeal addresses core moral values worthy of protection Bluebodyscience1.jpg

Compelled genetic testing and compelled disclosure of genetic information are socially undesirable evils. ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 8:00 AM


Appeal by the plaintiff's insurer, TD Home and Auto, from two summary judgment rulings. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 1:04 PM

Helping clients dispute a disability claim Health insurance claim form

There are incidences where the insurance company can deny a claim for long-term disability. When this happens, there are a number of steps that a client can take to dispute a claim. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 2:19 PM

Difference between building defect, title defect crackedhouse_sm

The use of title insurance has become a typical aspect of commercial and residential transactions. The benefits of title insurance include protecting an insured against title and other defects. With the proliferation of title insurance policies over the last couple of decades has come case law which sets out the extent of title insurance coverage. One such area of judicial examination concerns building defects. When will a building defect constitute a title defect? ... [read more]