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Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 8:55 AM

SUBROGATION - Effect of - Subrogated party’s right to bring action

Appeal by the defendant from a judgment awarding the plaintiff $25,000 in damages on account of property damage sustained by the plaintiff’s vehicle during a collision. ... [read more]

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

The courts weigh in on ‘ghost-written’ expert reports ghost_writer_sm

While retaining experts is commonplace in civil litigation, counsel are not always aware of who the expert has worked with, behind the scenes, to compile research or prepare analyses that contribute to the written report. We are also not always aware when the report itself was written not by the signatory, but someone else who worked on the file. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 1:17 PM

Legal profession overdue for #MeToo movement to end ‘inappropriate’ conduct by judges, lawyers: litigator Angela Chaisson

The legal profession needs to mobilize against sexual remarks and other “inappropriate” workplace conduct by judges and senior lawyers who exploit the vulnerability of junior lawyers and law students, says a feminist lawyer who fights to advance the rights of women and LGBTQ people. ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

TYPES OF DAMAGES - General damages - Categories of - Emotional and mental distress - Exemplary or punitive damages

Action by the plaintiff for damages for mental distress and punitive damages against the defendant insurer. ... [read more]

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Law Society of Ontario approves Ryerson law school program Peter Wardle sm

Ryerson University’s proposed law school has reached another benchmark in the approval process as the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has backed the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s (FLSC) preliminary endorsement of the program. ... [read more]

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:54 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Accident benefits - Income replacement

Appeal by Holt from the dismissal of her appeal from a decision by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) in relation to her income replacement benefit (IRB) entitlement. ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

As elder abuse claims rise, so does importance of institutional liability coverage elder_abuse_sm

Individuals of prominence and power across all industries and institutions have recently been thrust into the spotlight by claimants claiming to have been sexually abused. While the public nature and sheer number of allegations being brought today against movie directors, actors, sports doctors and politicians is perhaps a new phenomenon, sexual abuse litigation has been a subject familiar to insurance carriers for decades. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 2:06 PM

Crawford & Company adds vice-president

In an effort to grow its legal services offering, Crawford Legal Services, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. has hired Manmeet (Mini) Kohli as vice-president. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:48 AM

CBA in midst of revamp; downsizing expected at national office TLD Exclusive

Unbeknownst to most of its rank-and-file members, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is poised for a dramatic retooling this year that could cut its fees, pare down its national staff and “non-core” national activities and redirect more cash and delivery of member services to its provincial and territorial branches, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Expert evidence update: Decisions affecting production of working file expert_document_sm

Among civil litigators, 2015 was the “year of the expert,” with multiple decisions from the appellate courts on various issues related to expert evidence. Over the last two years, lower courts have been applying the principles articulated in 2015 so that we can now look back on how the seminal decisions have affected litigation practices. ... [read more]