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Thursday, December 05, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

Serving legal papers via social media Thumbsupicon.ca

As many lawyers know, locating and personally serving a defendant with a statement of claim can at times be an onerous process and it can especially be troubling if you are having difficulties locating the defendant. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 @ 9:41 AM

Sidewalk slip-and-fall case may be headed to B.C. Court of Appeal over duty of care argument

A B.C. judge has ruled against a man who argued a “novel” duty of care for pedestrians should be established in circumstances where a property owner does not properly clear a sidewalk, an issue that may find itself before the provincial Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 11:33 AM

Gender diversity in legislative drafting act | Lawrence David

One never truly knows to where a simple cup of vanilla chai can possibly lead. Case in point: I went to an unnamed, yet well-known coffee shop around the block after a day of writing. Aside from placing my order, I had an incredibly insightful conversation with a barista. Their name is Jaclyn, and they are an exemplar of human warmth, decency and going above and beyond preparing a customer a cup of vanilla chai. Jaclyn inspired this column and I am privileged to dedicate it to them. ... [read more]

Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

Neinstein adds new associate

Neinstein LLP announced that Nicholas Sampson has joined the personal injury firm’s Toronto office as an associate. ... [read more]

Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 9:33 AM

Pharmaceutical giant hit with multiple lawsuits claiming popular herbicide causes cancer Darryl Singer, Diamond & Diamond

A number of Canadian law firms have hit one of the world’s largest companies with a series of multimillion-dollar lawsuits claiming that one of its products causes cancer. The product in question is Roundup, one of the most widely used agricultural products in the world and manufactured by the German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG, which purchased Roundup’s original producer Monsanto in 2018. ... [read more]

Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 8:48 AM

Toto, I have a feeling we’re in Iowa | Marcel Strigberger

Dead or alive? That is the question. An interesting decision came out of the Iowa Court of Appeal recently. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 11:33 AM

Be careful, winter is coming: Slip and fall litigation in Ontario Slip and fall in snow

’Tis the season to refresh yourself on slip and fall litigation in Ontario. Serious injuries and significant damages claims can arise from the neglect of keeping a sidewalk, driveway or parking lot clear of ice and snow during the winter season. ... [read more]

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 1:56 PM

Amicus curiae appointments in class actions extra_lawyer_sm

From time to time, the court, in a class proceeding, has appointed counsel as amicus curiae. Amicus curiae, is Latin for “friend of the court.” This is someone not already counsel for a party in the proceeding. In the class proceedings context, an amicus appointment may be particularly helpful at points in the proceeding where the reasonableness of a step has to be considered by the court in a non-adversarial setting, including at the settlement approval stage of the litigation and on a motion to approve class counsel’s legal fees. ... [read more]

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 9:54 AM

Two associates join Blaney McMurtry

Blaney McMurtry announced that Joe Kelly and Victoria Mitrova have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 1:02 PM

Considerations in concussion, mild traumatic brain injury cases Rope-shaped brain

One of the challenging factors in managing concussion/mild traumatic brain injury cases is that often there is very little objective evidence. Careful management and presentation of these claims is paramount. A helpful exercise is to review concussion/mild traumatic brain injury cases that have gone before the courts. ... [read more]