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Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

Making sense of 2016 census peoplemapofcanada.jpg

The litigation and insurance communities frequently rely on census data in the determination of income losses. In 2017 and 2018, Statistics Canada released the 2016 census, the seventh quinquennial census. ... [read more]

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Ontario auto insurance system ‘undoubtedly broken,’ personal injury lawyers say Jasmine Daya sm

The Ontario government has begun public consultations on how to reform the auto insurance system for the nearly 10 million drivers across the province. However, personal injury lawyers say “tinkering” with an “undoubtedly broken” system doesn’t work and complete overhaul is needed. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

New rules concerning drones come into effect June 1 Nathan Baker, Nathan Baker Law

The federal government has unveiled long-awaited rules on the use of drones, but a lawyer is saying it is surprising that there are no requirements for pilots to get insurance given the number of high-profile incidents where drones did damage to both people and property. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 8:14 AM

TYPES OF DAMAGES - Collateral benefits and assistance - Insurance

Appeal by the defendant S and cross-appeal by the plaintiff from trial judgment in a personal injury action regarding the deduction of statutory accident benefits. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 3:15 PM

Self-represented litigants face numerous challenges in court 3menselfrepresent_sm.jpg

The Divisional Court of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently dismissed an appeal by a self-represented litigant (SRL) that shines a light on the many challenges of self-representation. ... [read more]

Monday, January 07, 2019 @ 7:06 AM

Appeal Court upholds exclusion clause despite incorrect application by trial judge

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled that a lower court judge incorrectly broadened an exclusion clause in denying a life insurance payout to the estate of a known drug dealer, but held the clause applied anyway as the “inescapable inference” was that the man was selling drugs at the time of his death. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

16 Canadians among 46 promoted worldwide by Norton Rose Fulbright

Sixteen Canadians were among the 46 promotions worldwide announced by global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright on Jan. 2. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

SCC’s winter session looks at military justice, lawyers’ fees, Crown copyright, Jordan Mark Letourneau

Military justice and Crown copyright are among the topics the Supreme Court of Canada will explore in its winter session that includes criminal appeals asking if defence counsel’s legal fees can be paid from the proceeds of crime forfeited to the state and if the Jordan time limits apply in provincial youth court. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 4:11 PM

Judge’s political lobbying, advocacy on behalf of black Canadians crossed line, but wasn’t ‘misconduct’ Mark Sandler

The Ontario Judicial Council (OJC) has ruled that a judge who founded an advocacy group for black Canadians, and lobbied politicians with the “highly laudable” aim of helping his community overcome racism and poverty, engaged in a form of impermissible “advocacy and political activity” — but his actions did not amount to “judicial misconduct” that could merit his removal from the bench. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

From autonomous cars to smartphone zombies, analysis and opinion highlights of 2018

Here are 16 memorable and outstanding stories from 2018, as selected by The Lawyer's Daily Analysis Editors Richard Skinulis and Peter Carter. ... [read more]