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Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 8:16 AM

Self-driving shuttle pilot project raises privacy concerns Ian Stedman sm

Self-driving buses may be the next part of Toronto’s transit structure as City Council has adopted a preliminary plan to launch an automated shuttle bus project in 2020. However, legal experts have a few concerns about the project’s plan to survey riders and share information with other municipal transportation organizations. The pilot project will test an automated shuttle bus and its potential impact on closing the “last mile” gap — picking up passengers who live just far enough from main transit systems that travel is a challenge. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

B.C. judge rules confidentiality breach can result in just cause dismissal Sshhhhh_sm.jpg

A recent decision out of British Columbia illustrates that just cause dismissal, despite its high threshold, may be appropriate when dealing with repeated breaches of sensitive or confidential information. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 11:56 AM

High drama at Ontario’s Licence Appeal Tribunal womaninspiderweb_sm.jpg

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

Estate planning for millennials: No time like the present mellennials_group_sm

As millennials enter the workforce and begin acquiring their own assets, it is important to turn our mind to the aging population and the significant wealth transfer by baby boomers to millennials over the next several decades. In preparation, the younger generation should consider preparing a will, giving careful consideration to who they wish to benefit, and taking steps to protect family wealth. ... [read more]

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]