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Personal Injury


Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 9:16 AM

‘Bright line’ needs to be drawn around jurors searching Internet, lawyer says Allen_Wynperle_sm

The issue of jurors searching the Internet for information during a trial, and the potential this has to skew verdicts, has been raised as a red flag by lawyers after the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal in a personal injury case where the jury’s foreperson turned to a government website for information during deliberation. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

Patient safety and retained surgical items: Malpractice and negligence Operation

In the second of this two-part series, we will continue to explore retained surgical items, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of surgical team members and the medical malpractice and nursing negligence implications. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

Sedona Canada’s e-discovery initiatives: 2020 and beyond personal_information_security_sm

Sedona Canada is a very busy organization these days, with more projects underway in 2020 than at virtually any other time in the group’s history. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 @ 8:26 AM

Watch out: What skiers and snowboarders should know about Occupier’s Liability Skier and snowboarder

There’s no real question that skiing and snowboarding can be dangerous, particularly at night and when the conditions are icy. The sport is responsible for many injuries each year. Whether or not a ski resort or a ski club will be held liable when a skier or snowboarder is injured depends on a number of factors and must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. ... [read more]

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

The Russian dog theory of litigation: A fable | Barry Landy

Gentle readers, I propose to regale you with a fable. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 11:04 AM

Patient safety and retained surgical items Operation

Imagine finding out months or even years after having abdominal surgery, and enduring excruciating pain, that a sponge had been left in your body. Or waking up from surgery to learn the wrong body part had been removed. Knowing when and how “never events” occur has been recognized as key to preventing them from occurring again. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 3:08 PM

Coming of self-driving vehicles means changes for insurance sector: lawyer Robert_Love_2_sm

As the driving world creeps closer towards the use of “truly” autonomous vehicles, Ontario and its auto insurers will need to prepare for “transition” in the handling of collisions caused by driver error versus those caused by malfunction, says an expert. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 2:06 PM

Humour in the practice of law: Seriously | Marcel Strigberger

Are you sometimes overstressed practising law? Is your sense of humour dormant or even worse, muzzled? Of course not, but if it is … ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 2:02 PM

Canada’s rights, limitations in face of plague crowdwithmasks.jpg

The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has filled the Internet with images that seem to be straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster film. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 8:31 AM

What every firm should know about e-discovery: Evaluation and implementation ediscovery_software_sm

The need for e-discovery is well documented. So, now that we’ve gotten the “why” out of the way, let’s look at the “how” part of the story. It’s one thing to say, “I want an e-discovery solution,” but knowing how to choose, implement and run one is an entirely different matter. And it’s where even the best intentions go to die. ... [read more]