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Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 1:54 PM

$22,000 never seemed so low hockeyplayercrop.jpg

In mid-November, the National Hockey League (NHL) and former players of the league reached a tentative non-class settlement regarding concussions sustained during their careers playing hockey. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 2:48 PM

Access to Justice: Next year a big one for Action Committee | Thomas Cromwell and Beverley McLachlin

There are big transitions occurring at the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters. Former chief justice Beverley McLachlin has this month assumed the chair of the committee which she had convened a decade ago. ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 1:33 PM

Texting drivers to be hit with fines, three-day suspensions, $198 reinstatement fees Cartocop_sm.jpg

New changes to Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act (HTA) come into force on Jan. 1, 2019. The most significant for many people are the changes relating to driving with screens or hand-held communications devices; i.e., texting while driving. ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

Single insurance policy recommended for looming era of automated vehicles Robert Love

In an era of automated vehicles, words like “road trip,” “driving,” and “behind the wheel,” will take on a whole new meaning. So will the word “accident.” ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

New partner Duguay joins Langlois lawyers

Langlois lawyers announced that insurance law practitioner Hugues Duguay has joined the firm as a partner in its Montreal office. ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

Cassels Brock adds new real estate partner in Toronto office

Cassels Brock announced that Ben Leith has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s national real estate & development group. ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

Dutton Brock hires two associates

Dutton Brock LLP announced that Odette Fraser and Rosemary Cosentino have joined the Toronto firm as associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 1:54 PM

Multi-peril insurance policies: Property damage not peril Condodamage_sm.jpg

In Condominium Corporation No. 9312374 v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada 2018 ABQB 674, Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench held a multi-peril insurance policy did not cover damage sustained to the structural integrity of a parkade. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 06, 2018 @ 8:20 AM

Ontario court limits taxi drivers’ duties to intoxicated passengers seatbeltguys_sm.jpg

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Stewart v. Douro-Dummer (Township) 2018 ONSC 4009 recently dismissed an attempt to expand recognized duties of care owed to intoxicated individuals; in this case, duties owed by taxi drivers to their visibly intoxicated customers. In so doing, the court’s decision is aligned with existing statutory limits on duties owed to adult automobile passengers and with the approach taken to the same issue in other common law jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 11:38 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 5:22 PM

Ex-SCC judge who co-wrote Dunsmuir weighs in as counsel as top court revisits Dunsmuir’s standard of review

Ex-Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michel Bastarache’s participation as a counsel in three appeals the top court is using to revisit one of his most famous judgments, Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, has renewed debate about what ex-judges can do when they return to legal practice. ... [read more]