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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 8:16 AM

How to get the most out of your mediation boxing gloves

As a Raptors fan and with the playoffs underway, I’m anxious. Will the Raptors fend off their first round opponent, Washington? What strategies will they employ? Will they play to their strengths, or will they try to negate the Wizards’ strengths? ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

Making claim subrogation work despite bankruptcy Colville_Reeves_bankdruptcy

What’s in a name? Plenty. Particularly if you are an insurer attempting to advance a subrogated claim and your insured is in bankruptcy protection proceedings. This is the circumstance faced by the insurer in Douglas v. Stan Fergusson Fuels Ltd. 2018 ONCA 192. What would have otherwise been a garden variety oil spill subrogated action was complicated by ongoing bankruptcy proceedings involving the insureds. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

For Licence Appeal Tribunal, transparency and fairness are key voudouris_tribunals

Mary Shuttleworth was involved in a motor vehicle accident in September, 2012. She eventually claimed to be catastrophically impaired. Her case was heard by Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Vice-Chair Susan Sapin who ruled in her decision dated April 21, 2017, that Ms. Shuttleworth was not catastrophically impaired. ... [read more]

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]