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Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

ICBC rate structure changes will create more fairness in system: lawyer Scott Stanley, Murphy Battista LLP

The B.C. government is moving to change the three-decade-old rate structure at the provincially owned Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), a move an observer said is consistent with basic insurance principles and one that will no longer reward drivers for bad behaviour. ICBC’s current rate structure is built around insuring the vehicle rather than the driver and allowing discounts to drivers despite the possibility of their having multiple crashes. Provincial Attorney General David Eby said that has resulted in British Columbians with crash-free, clean driving records subsidizing bad drivers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 11:09 AM

Accommodating workers’ chronic pain complex issue for employers, lawyer says Brian_Wasyliw_sm

Getting a clear picture from a doctor of what a chronic pain sufferer can and cannot do at work is key for employers needing to accommodate the disability, says a lawyer. Toronto employment lawyer Brian Wasyliw says that while chronic pain can often be a nebulous and imprecise ailment met by employers with uncertainty, skepticism and, at times, a raised eyebrow of suspicion, it nonetheless must be addressed by finding out the workplace limitations faced by legitimate sufferers. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 8:25 AM

NEGLIGENCE - Causation - Foreseeability and remoteness Motor vehicles - Passengers

Trial on the issue of whether the defendant taxi driver was jointly and severally liable for the plaintiff’s damages for his failure to ensure the plaintiff wore a seat belt. ... [read more]

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]