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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

The past year saw significant insurance cases, and 2018 promises the same

Changes to Canada's marijuana laws and self-driving cars are just two of the issues to watch as the year unfolds, making it vital for the insurance industry, and the laws governing the industry, to keep pace. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 9:23 AM

Kernicterus: A rare, preventable but potentially devastating complication red_bloodcells_sm

The recent court case, Ghiassi (Litigation guardian of) v. Singh 2017 ONSC 6541 focused on a rare, but serious complication of newborn jaundice; kernicterus. This case involved a preterm, male infant of East Indian descent who developed kernicterus in the hospital setting. The nurses were deemed liable for damages for failing to recognize and report signs of worsening jaundice. ... [read more]

Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:50 PM

LIENS - Possessory liens - Storer’s liens - Owner’s remedies - Demand for surrender of possession

Appeal by towing companies from the application judge’s decision dismissing their application for an exemption under s. 89(1) of the Indian Act (Act). ... [read more]

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]