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Personal Injury


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Bill of costs - Measure of compensation

Application by the client Kemp to have the Court review the bill of her former lawyer, the respondent Ross, and for an extension of time for the registrar to examine a variation agreement. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 9:01 AM

Two new associates for McLeish Orlando

Toronto personal injury firm McLeish Orlando announced that Joe Gaynor and William Harding have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 8:36 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Jury trials - Challenges

Motion by the plaintiff for an order permitting her to challenge potential jurors who paid for automobile insurance premiums for partiality or ineligibility. ... [read more]

Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 10:47 AM

Subsequent payment cannot revive right that has been extinguished Calendar

In S.S. v. Economical, the applicant submitted an application to the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) in which he claimed entitlement to attendant care and housekeeping benefits under Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS). In response, the insurer raised a preliminary issue noting that the applicant was statutorily barred from proceeding with his application as he had failed to dispute the insurer’s refusal to pay attendant care and housekeeping benefits within the legislated two-year limit for doing so. ... [read more]

Friday, September 07, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

Home and car insurance issues surrounding legalization of recreational cannabis Tightropewalker_sm.jpg

The government of Canada recently announced that Bill C-45 on the legalization of recreational cannabis (Cannabis Act) and its regulations will officially come into force on Oct. 17, 2018. In this context, the insurance sector only has a few months to adapt to this new legislative framework. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 06, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

CJC to appeal Federal Court’s ruling that judicial council subject to judicial review; discipline body alleges errors, appearance of bias Simon Noel

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) is appealing an important jurisdictional decision in which the presiding Federal Court judge accuses the leadership of the council of 39 chief justices of disrespecting his court and making poor litigation choices, and also “questions” whether CJC responses to queries from The Lawyer’s Daily amounted to “pressuring” federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to fire a Quebec judge “without regard for the judicial [review] proceedings that are legitimately before this [Federal] Court. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

The liability risks of running on empty gasgauge

When people start experiencing car problems their first inclination is to get the vehicle home and deal with the problem later. However, a person who knowingly brings a stalling vehicle (or a vehicle with low gas) onto a busy highway could be found liable for negligence. ... [read more]

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 9:44 AM

FOR TORTS - Affecting the person - Sexual assault

Action by the plaintiff for damages arising from sexual offences. MN had a four-month sexual relationship with the 13-year-old plaintiff when she was an army cadet and he was a training officer with the army cadet corps. ... [read more]

Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 2:46 PM

Two former summer students return to Lerners as associates

Hilary Leitch and John Petrella are the newest associates at Lerners LLP’s office in London, Ont. ... [read more]

Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

What the Canyon Meadows assault decision means to municipalities Video_camera_sm.jpg

In the recent decision McAllister v. Calgary (City) 2018 ABQB 480, the City of Calgary was found liable by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench for a random and unprovoked assault which occurred on New Year’s Eve. ... [read more]