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Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

Football players respond to latest chapter in fight over player safety Gafoor,football

Recently, the Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA) filed a grievance against the CFL claiming that the league has not taken appropriate measures to ensure player safety and rehabilitation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 7:12 AM

Judge ‘shocked’ by JDR room full of ‘very large dark men’ does ‘not harbour racist views’: federal judicial council Justice Kristine Eidsvik

An Alberta judge who publicly expressed her “shock” in unexpectedly encountering a judicial dispute resolution room “full of very large dark men” does “not harbour racist views” the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) states in a decision that critics say fails to adequately address or acknowledge unconscious and systemic racial bias on the federal bench. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

Malpractice claims regarding wills double in a decade exploding_document_sm

While wills and estates may never rival litigation or real estate as a risky practice area for lawyers, LAWPRO has seen the average annual number of wills claims double over the past ten years. ... [read more]

Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 12:25 PM

Legal experts welcome B.C. consultation on financial regulation Cristie Ford

The B.C. government is undertaking a review of its legislation surrounding credit unions and insurance companies, and experts are saying change is necessary in order to more closely align policy with modern standards and deal with a lack of oversight in some areas. ... [read more]

Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 9:19 AM

Insurance know-how vital for plaintiff’s lawyer toolkit | Sandra Kovacs

To fully advocate for an injured plaintiff it is essential to have at least a basic understanding of how the insurance world works, first because the availability of insurance proceeds to satisfy any judgment or settlement is usually imperative, but also because there may be a tangled web of insurance responding on behalf of the defendant or defendants that can inform one’s strategy to maximize a client’s recovery. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 05, 2018 @ 1:44 PM

DLA Piper (Canada) hires associate

Nivedhya (Nivi) Ramaswamy is the latest associate to join DLA Piper (Canada) LLP. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 05, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

Court clarifies remedy for disclosure of litigation agreements between parties in lawsuit Donald Dacquisto sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in a decision that reinforces the principles in Aecon Buildings v. Stephenson Engineering Limited 2010 ONCA 898 over disclosure of litigation agreements. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 05, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

Complementary and primary coverage and implications for costs and settlement Ashley Peacock

If coverage is complementary and not overlapping, does the insurer provide primary or excess coverage? What then are the insurer’s obligations regarding contribution to defence costs and settlement? The Ontario Superior Court in Aviva Insurance Company v. Intact Insurance Company 2018 ONSC 238 was faced with the foregoing questions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal restores arbitrator’s decision in insurer dispute Eric Grossman sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in a dispute between insurers in a decision which emphasizes that the standard of review is reasonableness when a question of law is being determined by an arbitrator within a statutory accident benefits schedule (SABS) context. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

New rules needed for partisan doctors | Patrick Brown

“First, do no harm”, one of the many promises within the Hippocratic Oath that is taken by medical students prior to beginning their practice. In personal injury cases, doctors are constantly consulted to provide opinions as to the extent of a person’s injuries. So what happens when doctors and medical professionals deviate from their duty to provide opinions that are fair, objective and non-partisan? ... [read more]