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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

South Asian Bar Association of Toronto celebrates award winners

The South Asian Bar Association (SABA) honoured two lawyers and one organization at its annual SABA Awards. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 1:03 PM

Class actions for historical sexual abuse cases open doors but pose challenges Courthouse

For sexual abuse survivors, legal cases are usually about more than just money. They are about coming forward, being heard and acknowledged, and holding people to account, as well as gaining a sense of justice and closure. In a class action, these goals can get lost. ... [read more]

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 8:26 AM

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Benefits - Entitlement to benefits - Accident - Compensability of injuries - Psychological injuries - Stress - Legislation - Interpretation

Appeal by Hébert from the Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) decision which dismissed his appeal from the denial of compensation benefits. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

Automated vehicles bring looming liability challenges for insurers and lawyers Car accident

Automobile insurance providers have historically relied on drivers’ individual records, along with statistics about various categories of drivers, to determine the risk posed by the drivers they insure and to calculate the appropriate associated insurance premiums. Driverless vehicles will have an impact on how auto insurance risks are evaluated. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Justice delayed is justice denied for accident victims | Patrick Brown

Victims of road violence and other forms of negligence tell horror stories of being victimized twice — first by insurance companies and then by the costly and time-consuming jury system. But it doesn't have to be this way. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:19 AM

New hearing ordered in medical negligence case due to ‘procedural unfairness’ Ron Bohm sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new hearing for an action against a Toronto pain management clinic as it ruled the motion judge deprived the defendant doctor of procedural fairness. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 9:27 AM

Phones Down, Heads Up Act places onus of safety on pedestrians, lawyer says Paul Cahill sm

A private member’s bill meant to raise awareness for distracted walking places responsibility on the most vulnerable people in a traffic interaction which, from a personal injury perspective, might not be such a great idea. ... [read more]

Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 11:13 AM

Autonomous vehicles to become great disruptor for personal injury lawyers Autonomous vehicles

With the number of car accidents expected to fall dramatically when self-driving vehicles become a part of life in Canada — even accounting for computer glitches and hacking — it follows that personal injury lawyers need to prepare for a sharp drop in business. ... [read more]

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 9:50 AM

Autonomous vehicles will change driving, insurance landscapes in Canada Autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles, also known as self-driving vehicles, are a reality and Canada has much to do to prepare for their arrival. All levels of government must start exploring the impact AVs will have on our roads, on the insurance industry and on citizens’ privacy. ... [read more]

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 9:48 AM

Even when an employee is medically incapable of working, notice is appropriate Personal Injury

In an Ontario case, a worker was on an unpaid leave of absence due to injuries from a car accident when his employer decided to shut its doors in six months. Although many employers are fearful of terminating employees who are on sick leave, termination can be justified with the payment of appropriate notice unless cause is alleged. ... [read more]