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Thursday, January 14, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

No accident

Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID) is an unusual mental health condition which creates a powerful compulsion in people to become physically disabled. In 2013, BIID was listed as an “emerging condition” in the fifth edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5).  ... [read more]

Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Resetting the limitation clock

After a series of decisions in 2014 and 2015, it is now almost impossible to use a limitations defence in a claim for underinsured, uninsured or unidentified motor vehicle accident coverage. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Lawyers wrestle with brave new world of genetic tests and rights

Doctors at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children know 12-year-old Ann has one of two life-threatening diseases, but they aren’t sure which one. The uncertainty could be fatal because the two disorders demand very different treatments: either drugs, or heart surgery to forestall sudden death. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

In harm’s way

Stories about piracy and kidnapping are more interesting than stories about the law of insurance. Perhaps the only way to get insurance mentioned in a Hollywood film is to have the hero appear as a hostage negotiator retained by an insurance company pursuant to a kidnap and ransom policy. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 07, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

The perils of waiting

It is common practice for an insurer to appoint counsel to defend an insured in litigation, and simultaneously reserve its right to dispute coverage later. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Legal bend in the road

It has been argued that Ontario courts have failed on a number of occasions to properly apply the test for liability on the part of a municipal authority with respect to the maintenance of its roads. ... [read more]