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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 4:27 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Insurance Act does not confer statutory right to defend claims as insurers see fit: Ontario judge

An Ontario judge has added an insurance company as a defendant to a motor vehicle claim, despite the company’s arguments that doing so would render meaningless its statutory right to defend claims as it deems fit. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 10:42 AM

Lawyers whining about mentoring | Murray Gottheil

Those of us who hang out with lawyers know that there may be some wine involved, but more often, there will just be whining. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 12:22 PM

Workers’ compensation schemes cannot recover other benefits paid to claimants, court rules Barbara Billingsley

In a straightforward ruling, with two sets of reasons delivered, the Alberta Court of Appeal said that a statutory interpretation of a section of Alberta’s Insurance Act does not preclude — in this case, WorkSafeBC — from bringing a subrogated action against an estate to recover the amounts of workers’ compensation benefits paid to two claimants. ... [read more]

Monday, August 08, 2022 @ 11:17 AM

McLennan Ross welcomes two lawyers to firm’s Calgary office

McLennan Ross announced that associates Sepand Asefi and Stephanie Moeck have joined the firm's Calgary office. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 1:47 PM

From the schoolyard to the bench: Bullying in legal profession Giant finger pointing at man

A good lawyer can argue almost any point, but it is difficult to argue with statistics, and statistics show that people who practice law are among the most at-risk professionals for depression, substance abuse, mental illness and even suicide. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 9:40 AM

Beard Winter adds lawyer to insurance law group

Beard Winter LLP welcomed Kamil Podleszanski to firm’s insurance litigation group.  ... [read more]

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 9:29 AM

Midnight in the garden of good and evil | Murray Gottheil

There is nothing funny about child abuse, so I hesitate to tell this story. But there is a point to it, so please bear with me. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 @ 11:34 AM

Pitfalls of succumbing to temptation to check e-mail | Rob De Toni

With such easy access to our work e-mail, it’s really not that difficult to get lured in by the temptation to check them outside office hours, or (gasp!) even when we are on vacation. I am ashamed (err … human) to say that I was recently reminded of the pitfalls of succumbing to that temptation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 @ 2:53 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2022 @ 3:30 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court of Appeal upholds lower court ruling in dispute over accident benefits, HST

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has found that a man left “catastrophically impaired” by a car accident in 2014 is not entitled to receive payments for HST on top of the maximum insurance amounts he receives for attendant care services. ... [read more]

Friday, July 29, 2022 @ 10:42 AM

Ten new employer immigration compliance obligations Worker shortage

In Canada, temporary foreign workers generally have the same workplace protections and rights as Canadians and permanent residents. However, there are several factors, such as their temporary status in Canada and their limited access to information on their rights, which may make them more vulnerable to potential exploitation and abuse. ... [read more]