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Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 1:02 PM

Eleven simple but effective law firm marketing resources | Jana Schilder

You don’t have to spend a fortune to start marketing your law firm. Here are 11 free or almost free places to start. ... [read more]

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 6:23 AM

TYPES OF DAMAGES - For personal injuries - Prospective pecuniary loss

Appeal by the defendant from trial judgment awarding the respondent substantial damages for personal injuries suffered in a 2012 motor vehicle accident and from the costs award. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 09, 2020 @ 11:58 AM

Role of secret surveillance in workplace Hi tech video

The most frequent use of secret surveillance is when an employee is off work and collecting benefits due to an injury, and the employer or the insurer has reason to suspect that the employee is exaggerating. The employer will sometimes hire a private investigator, who will follow the injured worker around and take secret videos.   ... [read more]

Monday, January 06, 2020 @ 2:42 PM

Multiple masters: A modern lawyer’s dilemma | Gary Joseph

The website for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) states that it exists to govern the legal profession in the public interest. LSO governs its members through the Rules of Professional Conduct (the Rules). Professional standards for lawyers are governed by these regulatory codes but also by legal standards determined and imposed by the courts and by statute. The distinction between regulatory and court-imposed standards are often theoretical but at times not. The most recent example of where these standards may conflict can be found in the now resolved dispute between lawyer Joseph Groia and the LSO. ... [read more]

Monday, January 06, 2020 @ 9:44 AM - Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2020 @ 11:23 AM

Defendants in personal injury case settled out of court jointly liable for costs, court rules Alan Rachlin sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal, in part, regarding costs to be paid by jointly liable defendants in a personal injury dispute. Counsel involved in the case said the court has set “new rules for allocating costs between defendants when cases are settled out of court.” ... [read more]

Monday, January 06, 2020 @ 8:32 AM

Equine law: Protecting you and your four-legged friend Horse heads

Equine law is the practice of law that involves all types of horses, horse-related professions, activities, industries, businesses, facilities and organizations. ... [read more]

Monday, January 06, 2020 @ 8:21 AM

Laying the groundwork for admission of expert evidence brick_wall_sm

A recent decision by Ontario Superior Court Justice Phillip Sutherland, in an ongoing civil trial, emphasized the gatekeeper role of trial judges when considering the admissibility of expert evidence. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 11:34 AM

Tomec v. Economical: Ruling on limitation periods protects injured plaintiffs Disability insurance form

The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in a decision released Nov. 8, 2019, that limitation periods under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) are subject to discoverability and are not to be considered “hard limitation periods.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

Taking the pulse of disability rights in Canada People with disabilities

With the recent International Day of Persons with Disabilities, it seemed an apt time to take the temperature of Canadians with disabilities, looking at the challenges they face, policy initiatives on the ground and future opportunities for change. ... [read more]

Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Standard of review post-Dunsmuir: Reasonable or incorrect? | Heather MacIvor

In spring 2018 the Supreme Court of Canada signalled a seismic change in its jurisprudence on administrative law. It granted leave to hear three appeals — two of which were later merged into one — and invited submissions on the standard of review. The appeals were heard in December 2018, and the decisions finally issued on Dec. 19, 2019, (Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov 2019 SCC 65, and Bell Canada v. Canada (Attorney General) 2019 SCC 66). ... [read more]