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Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Forget paper, the future is in Skype and the cloud

I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a computer nerd. So when I recently changed offices at my firm, I was determined to truly make it a lawyer’s office of tomorrow — but today. Technologically speaking.  ... [read more]

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Anatomy of a slip and fall

Slippery walking conditions are familiar to Canadians, but slips and falls also occur on indoor surfaces, with potentially serious consequences. Such falls are a major source of injury and lost-time costs in the workplace. In 2013, there were 11,814 lost-time injury claims from falls in Ontario, and 70 per cent were falls on the same level (including falls resulting from slips and trips, according to Health and Safety Ontario). ... [read more]

Thursday, February 04, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

The perils of overreaching

Over time, jurors have become more skeptical of plaintiffs in personal injury cases and of the lawyers who represent them. There are several possible explanations for this trend, including the proliferation of aggressive advertising by plaintiffs’ lawyers.  ... [read more]

Thursday, February 04, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

Maximizing tort settlements during bankruptcy

If your plaintiff is an undischarged bankrupt for any period of time during a tort action, you will be required before disbursing settlement funds to obtain a release from your client’s trustee in bankruptcy. This article provides a simple overview of the interplay between tort personal injury settlements and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA).  ... [read more]

Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

With expert witness, less may be more

Much of current medical expert evidence in personal injury cases is superficial, speculative and unnecessary. This article briefly highlights some reasons for the growth of improper expert evidence along with two promising grounds to reel in the runaway expert train. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Five ways to prevent nursing negligence

The outcomes of malpractice lawsuits affect patients, health-care professionals, public funding and the institutions that provide health care. Analysis of the outcomes of these lawsuits provides opportunity for learning and change. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Distressed clients pose health risks for law firms

The phone rings. Dana the receptionist answers. She’s alerted to the voice of someone in distress. She doesn’t even realize she is holding her breath as she listens to a daughter describe a tragic car accident. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Uphill battle

Unlike other types of litigation in Ontario, personal injury actions arising from motor vehicle accidents are stacked against plaintiffs from the beginning. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Woman’s win against parents reversed in B.C

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has reversed a decision that awarded a woman $480,000 in damages against her parents for failing to protect her from her grandfather’s sexual assaults more than half a century ago. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Shift on asbestos risk won’t spur lawsuits, lawyers predict

A sudden change of position by Health Canada on the risk posed by asbestos is having many ripple effects politically but likely won’t up the ante on litigation, lawyers say. ... [read more]