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Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Mitigation

Action by the plaintiff for damages for injuries arising from a motor vehicle accident. ... [read more]

Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Student’s drowning case could establish what normal standard of care means for teachers, schools lifeguardring_sm.jpg

Nicholas Mills, a high school outdoor education teacher, has been charged with criminal negligence causing the death of one of his students, Jeremiah Perry, while on a class excursion to Algonquin Park. It is alleged that the student died when he went swimming with classmates and drowned. ... [read more]

Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 8:16 AM

Self-driving shuttle pilot project raises privacy concerns Ian Stedman sm

Self-driving buses may be the next part of Toronto’s transit structure as City Council has adopted a preliminary plan to launch an automated shuttle bus project in 2020. However, legal experts have a few concerns about the project’s plan to survey riders and share information with other municipal transportation organizations. The pilot project will test an automated shuttle bus and its potential impact on closing the “last mile” gap — picking up passengers who live just far enough from main transit systems that travel is a challenge. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 11:56 AM

High drama at Ontario’s Licence Appeal Tribunal womaninspiderweb_sm.jpg

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. ... [read more]

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

To curb gun violence in Toronto, we need to stop flow of illegal weapons Pistolblood

When hosting a barbecue in your own backyard, taking your children to the playground or going out to dinner with friends and family on a summer evening can get you wounded or killed, we have a serious problem with guns and gun violence. The availability of guns coupled with random shootings in our neighbourhoods has undermined the safety and security of Torontonians. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 11:46 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 3:07 PM

Automobile insurance changes need significant revamp: B.C. trial lawyers John Rice, secretary/treasurer, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia

The organization representing trial lawyers in British Columbia has added its voice to the groups urging the provincial government to alter its controversial changes to automobile insurance. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

LIABILITIES OF MUNICIPALITY - Occupiers’ liability - Safety

Action by the plaintiff, Kyle McAllister, for a finding of liability by the defendant, City of Calgary, for injuries suffered in an assault in a Plus 15 connecting a parkade to a light rail transit (LRT) station. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 8:27 AM

Advising family law litigators, protectors and clients on domestic violence issues Family violence

Self-esteem and domestic violence oftentimes go hand in hand when a client sees a family law lawyer. The question is, how often do we, as practitioners, notice this connection? How long has the abuse gone on? Who did the client tell? Why didn’t the client let anyone know when it all started? Sometimes the answers reveal much more about the victim rather than the abuser. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 9:27 AM

New federal regulations to make seatbelts mandatory on highway buses Dale Orlando, McLeish Orlando LLP

Buckling up when sitting in a car has become an automatic reaction for many over the past 50 years, ever since Ralph Nader released his classic treatise Unsafe at Any Speed. And now, Transport Canada is requiring seatbelts to be installed on highway buses manufactured after Sept. 1, 2020. “We've all heard the message to buckle up over the years, and I think it's time we brought this approach to highway buses too,” said federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau. “By having seatbelts on highway buses, we can help reduce injuries in severe collisions, such as rollovers, and improve safety for everyone.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

Court confirms standard of care of occupier under s. 3 of Occupiers’ Liability Act wintercarnival_sm.jpg

Municipalities and cities often host events to bring their citizens together to create a sense of community and spirit amongst its residents. Whether it be through fairs, sport, cultural events or seasonal festivals, a function of government is to engage with its citizenry outside of the mundane roles of law and order and tax collector. However, when undertaking such community based programs, a municipality’s exposure to liability becomes more prevalent. Recently, the Ontario courts had an opportunity to consider the potential liability of a municipally in such a circumstance. ... [read more]