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Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 2:11 PM

Ontario NDP’s proposed auto insurance changes a bad idea | Joshua Goldberg

On June 2, Ontarians will be heading to the polls to decide on an upcoming provincial election. One of the three major parties, the NDP, have pledged to reform provincial auto insurance and it is a recipe for disaster. ... [read more]

Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 6:39 AM

ACTIONS - Practice and procedure - Appeals and judicial review

Appeal by Sansome from his unsuccessful claim for damages for breach of alleged verbal agreement with respondent, Sheppard. He claimed that Sheppard was to pay him 30 per cent of commissions earned by servicing some of Sansome’s former clients in the financial services industry. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 4:23 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 4:27 PM

LSO debates need for professional name reader, mailing of certificates at call to bar ceremonies Atrisha Lewis, LSO bencher

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) grappled with two motions relating to operational changes to modernize the upcoming call to the bar ceremonies by having a professional name reader call the names of new licensees and by having certificates mailed out instead of issued in person during the call. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 11:18 AM

Ontario Court of Appeal interprets pandemic insurance endorsement Man holds umbrella over dollar sign

In March 2020, the deadly COVID-19 virus was spreading fast and public health measures such as social distancing and isolation were the first line of defence. The world seemed to come to a stop. Many businesses were forced to close, relying on insurance and government assistance to carry them through the shutdowns. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 8:35 AM

Gone phishing: panel discusses perils of remote work, surveillance risks to lawyers, clients Kevin Lo, Froese Forensic Partners Ltd.

In a panel discussion highlighting the shift to remote work, speakers emphasized the need for lawyers to turn their minds to privacy and security issues when working from home, noting that technology adopted during the pandemic can have surveillance impacts that can not only affect a lawyer’s practice, but their clients as well. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ 9:57 AM

Donoghue v. Stevenson anniversary conference May 26 will ‘hail the snail’ Paisley Snail

Animals have played a significant role in the development of the common law, even if inadvertently. ... [read more]

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 2:15 PM

Searching for truth in halls of just us | Marcel Strigberger

Give me justice, I say. But is the pursuit of justice why we become lawyers? ... [read more]

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 9:27 AM

Law sending minor injury claims to tribunal ‘comprehensive effort at reform’: B.C. Court of Appeal TLABC president Bill Dick

British Columbia’s trial lawyers have been dealt a blow in their fight against the B.C. government’s revamp of automobile insurance after the province’s highest court said giving responsibility for minor injury claims to an online tribunal was constitutional. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 2:44 PM

Decision in accident case reflects movement towards absolute liability for car owners, lawyer says Colin Roberts, Roberts Law

Alberta’s top court has ruled that a car owner is liable for an accident that an acquaintance got into after borrowing her vehicle — despite the fact that the accident took place after a police-imposed deadline to return it. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 @ 9:24 AM

Ontario Court of Appeal orders two insurers to pay $300K over condo construction claims Jonathan Meadows of Harper Grey LLP was a lawyer for GFL Infrastructure Group Inc. and Ashland Construction Group Ltd.

The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed appeals from two insurers over coverage to construction companies that were sued over their work on a condominium apartment tower project. ... [read more]