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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 11:46 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 3:07 PM

Automobile insurance changes need significant revamp: B.C. trial lawyers John Rice, secretary/treasurer, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia

The organization representing trial lawyers in British Columbia has added its voice to the groups urging the provincial government to alter its controversial changes to automobile insurance. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

Court confirms standard of care of occupier under s. 3 of Occupiers’ Liability Act wintercarnival_sm.jpg

Municipalities and cities often host events to bring their citizens together to create a sense of community and spirit amongst its residents. Whether it be through fairs, sport, cultural events or seasonal festivals, a function of government is to engage with its citizenry outside of the mundane roles of law and order and tax collector. However, when undertaking such community based programs, a municipality’s exposure to liability becomes more prevalent. Recently, the Ontario courts had an opportunity to consider the potential liability of a municipally in such a circumstance. ... [read more]

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:13 AM

The importance of parsing the process of dying lifesupport_sm.jpg

TV and movies make us think that death happens in a precise moment. A person takes their last breath and collapses, and just like that, they are gone. It should come as no surprise that the entertainment industry does not always portray medical issues accurately. (I was recently fascinated to learn that not all stabbing and shooting victims bleed much externally). ... [read more]

Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

The bike helmet: A life saver with limitations bikehelmetstory_sm.jpg

Bicycle helmets save lives. They protect the head and brain during bicycle crashes where the cyclist’s head strikes the ground, a vehicle, or some other roadside object. But bicycle helmets are not perfect: there are times when even a properly worn helmet does not prevent a head injury. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

In blockchain we trust Manoncomputerchip_sm.jpg

The first thing we do, let’s disintermediate all the lawyers. Imagine a virtuous world where someone says they would do something and then actually did it. Blockchain promises to revolutionize the economy since the need for virtue simply disappears. ... [read more]

Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Exclusions - Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage

Appeal by the plaintiff from a determination of law resulting in the dismissal of his action. The appellant was injured while a passenger in his wife’s vehicle when it was driven without consent by an uninsured driver and involved in an accident. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Sunrise Propane explosion highlights importance of due diligence gastruck_sm.jpg

The Sunrise Propane explosion in 2008 serves as a stark reminder of the importance of due diligence when conducting business operations that are inherently dangerous to human health and the environment. ... [read more]

Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 11:38 AM

Quebec judge elevated to Court of Appeal

Geneviève Cotnam, a judge of the Court of Quebec, has been appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Quebec City. She replaces Justice Jean Bouchard, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Sept. 1, 2017. ... [read more]

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Accident benefits - Deductions - Income replacement

Determination of how to treat workers’ compensation benefits in the calculation of loss of income benefits. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:19 PM - Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Chief Justice Wagner calls for judicial discipline reforms as Ottawa drags heels on removing sidelined judge Richard Wagner

Canada’s top judge has called on the Trudeau government to enact reforms to reduce the persistent lengthy delays and high costs of the federal judicial discipline process. ... [read more]