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Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

LIFE INSURANCE - Cash surrender value

Appeal by the plaintiff, Alguire, from the dismissal of his action against the defendant, Manulife. ... [read more]

Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 1:31 PM

Supreme Court welcomes its newest member as Martin dons the red robes Sheilah Martin

When Supreme Court Justice Sheilah Martin’s proud father drove her back and forth to the train that took her from a Montreal suburb to McGill University’s law school, her dad assured her she had the right stuff to one day join the nation’s highest court. ... [read more]

Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Accident benefits - Use or operation of motor vehicle

Motion by the defendants, Ronald and Laurie Zrobek, for a determination that the injuries of the plaintiff, Sherri Smith, constituted a bodily injury caused by an automobile. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 2:05 PM

Langlois adds partner in Montreal office

Vikki Andrighetti is the latest partner in the Montreal office of Langlois lawyers LLP. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 8:58 AM

Drawing the line between consultation and collaboration with expert witnesses collaborative

In 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed in Moore v. Getahun 2015 ONCA 55, that it is appropriate and essential for counsel to consult and collaborate with expert witnesses in preparing expert reports. However, this practice is not without limits considering an expert’s duty to provide a fair, objective and non-partisan opinion. In this third article in a series on expert evidence, the jurisprudence on where counsel should draw the line in providing input to an expert witness is surveyed. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 9:19 AM

NL lawyers launch campaign against minor injury cap Valerie Hynes

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador may be going where every other jurisdiction in the country has already gone: implementing a cap on minor injuries suffered as the result of automobile accidents. In an effort to modernize its auto insurance system, the government is in the midst of a comprehensive review. New legislation is expected to be in place this fall. ... [read more]

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:29 AM

Judge who sexually harassed court staffer quietly quit; unlike the U.S., #MeToo hasn’t hit Canadian judiciary TLD Exclusive

A superior court judge who subjected a court staffer to sexualized contact in the workplace quietly resigned after a Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) investigation, without the judicial disciplinary body publicly disclosing his actions until now. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 6:27 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Limitation of actions - Time - When time begins to run

Appeal by the plaintiffs from summary judgment dismissing their action as statute barred. ... [read more]

Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 9:40 AM

Ontario concussion safety legislation sets standard for Canada, lawyers say Alison Burrison sm

Ontario has become a national leader in concussion management by passing legislation aimed at protecting amateur athletes. The new law sets an example that, lawyers say, may be adopted nationwide. ... [read more]

Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

THE INSURANCE CONTRACT - Interpretation - Coverage provisions and exclusion clauses

Appeal by the defendant insurer from a decision setting aside a Master’s order dismissing the respondent’s action. ... [read more]