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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 10:11 AM

INVASION OF PRIVACY - Personal information

Appeal by Universe from an order striking his claim against the respondents, a solicitor and his law firm. ... [read more]

Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 2:05 PM

Power of framing, illusory truths in everyday legal practice twoheadsteal

This is the second part of a three-part series discussing how cognitive biases and heuristics can affect everyday legal practice. Part one discussed the well-known concept of anchoring. This second part discusses two further concepts: “framing” and the “illusory truth effect.” These concepts are particularly relevant to effective advocacy. ... [read more]

Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

Adverse costs insurance a compensable disbursement Businessman falling on money

Over the past 10 years, adverse costs insurance has become more prevalent in Ontario, particularly in the field of personal injury law. Adverse costs insurance, commonly referred to as “after the event insurance,” provides insurance if a party’s legal action fails and the party is ordered to pay costs to the other side of the litigation. ... [read more]

Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 6:03 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Third party procedure - Availability

Appeal by the defendant insurer from the dismissal of its third party claim against the plaintiffs’ lawyers. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 9:58 AM

In pursuit of fairness: A call for CPP disability reform | Brad Moscato

For Canadians struggling with a disability, the Canada Pension Plan disability benefits (CPP benefits) can prove essential to their health and well-being. However, the plan’s limitations can make it difficult for some Canadians to find the support they need. ... [read more]

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 2:10 PM

Disability benefits can continue after employment Woman in wheelchair

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that a plaintiff can still be entitled to long term disability (LTD) benefits even though the plaintiff was no longer employed at the time the application was submitted. ... [read more]

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 9:46 AM

Access to Justice: Legal aid critically important part of justice system | Beverley McLachlin

This spring, the Ontario government announced drastic cuts to legal aid in Ontario. The Legal Aid Ontario budget was cut by almost 30 per cent and funding was eliminated for refugee and immigration cases. This meant deep cuts to clinics and services, striking hard at the province’s most vulnerable inhabitants. These cuts were felt especially strongly in the larger centres, including Toronto. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 2:26 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

LSO debate on Statement of Principles pushed back till September 11 Malcolm Mercer sm

The debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), which was supposed to continue at a special Convocation in July, won’t be before the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) until September, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 1:38 PM

Dealing with liability waivers for minors Child sitting with broken legs

What can outdoor/adventure companies, school groups, summer camps, sports teams, recreational/community sports facilities — and their insurers — do to protect themselves from claims brought by minors who injure themselves while participating in a hosted activity? ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 11:21 AM

B.C. approves ride hailing, but lawyers say questions over insurance, liability remain Scott Stanley, Murphy Battista LLP

The government of British Columbia has finally released a series of regulations for governing popular ride hailing apps like Uber and Lyft, with an observer saying the province seems to have looked at issues that have arisen outside B.C. to build a more robust framework for the province. Provincial Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said the government’s plan released July 8 means ride hailing companies will be able to apply to enter the market in the fall, “while ensuring the safety of passengers and promoting accessibility options in the industry.” ... [read more]