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Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Looking out for pedestrians

This past year, Toronto experienced the highest pedestrian death rate in over a decade. While alarm bells should have been sounding a long time ago, civil exposure against the city and province is increasing day by day. The number of road deaths which involve driver on driver in the province has been going down for years. The same is not true for pedestrians. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Understanding cost of guardians

When it comes to identifying heads of damages which a client may have suffered, as a famous man said it’s the “unknown unknowns” that we have to worry about. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

B.C. Court dismisses appeal, upholds negligence standard

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Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Clarity on prejudgment interest but not deductible

The debate over whether ongoing Ontario personal injury automobile claims are impacted by recent legislative amendments received some clarity recently, at least when it comes to the issue of prejudgment interest. However, the dispute over the application of annually increasing statutory deductibles to ongoing personal injury automobile claims remains. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Preparation essential when using an expert witness

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Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Decision illustrates scope of new delay of action rule

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Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

A broken system needs fixing

For years now, the time to obtain a trial in a personal injury action has been getting longer and longer. Some courts have attempted to utilize fixed trial dates while others have used rolling settings.  ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

No single best approach to self-employed income loss

In simplistic terms, self-employment is the act of generating one’s income directly from customers or clients as opposed to being an employee of a business or person. A self-employed person is effectively a business owner who bears the risks of profit or loss. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 11:55 AM

Blaney McMurtry announces four new partners

Four associates have become partners of the firm Blaney McMurtry LLP. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 @ 2:06 PM

In a self-represented world, judges must be the gatekeepers | Gary Joseph

Our adversarial system operates on the premise of passive adjudication.  By this I mean the role of our judges is predominately reflexive as they hear evidence, weigh it and determine disputes based upon what has been presented to them.    Unlike some jurisdictions where judges play an investigative role, our judges must not search out evidence outside of what is presented in court to them by the parties to the dispute.   ... [read more]