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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 8:39 AM

Yes we have no insurance | Marcel Strigberger

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has launched public consultations on amending our motor vehicle insurance laws. The issues if you are an insurer are fraudulent claims and if you are a consumer or accident victim, ever increasing premiums and converse attrition of accident benefits and tort award entitlement. ... [read more]

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

Making sense of 2016 census peoplemapofcanada.jpg

The litigation and insurance communities frequently rely on census data in the determination of income losses. In 2017 and 2018, Statistics Canada released the 2016 census, the seventh quinquennial census. ... [read more]

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Ontario auto insurance system ‘undoubtedly broken,’ personal injury lawyers say Jasmine Daya sm

The Ontario government has begun public consultations on how to reform the auto insurance system for the nearly 10 million drivers across the province. However, personal injury lawyers say “tinkering” with an “undoubtedly broken” system doesn’t work and complete overhaul is needed. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 12:11 PM

Relationship between police and forensics impedes independence | Laurelly Dale

We are loyal to those that retain us. Biologists at the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS) are assigned case files to process exhibits submitted to them from the police. These cases are almost always of a serious nature, involving dozens to hundreds of exhibits. What ensues are ongoing teleconferences, meetings and e-mail correspondence between the biologist and Ident officer. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 8:14 AM

TYPES OF DAMAGES - Collateral benefits and assistance - Insurance

Appeal by the defendant S and cross-appeal by the plaintiff from trial judgment in a personal injury action regarding the deduction of statutory accident benefits. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Educators wrestle with policies, proper accommodation for students with food allergies Blake Murdoch

Sneezing, itching and watery eyes are all symptoms of a food allergy. So is shortness of breath, swelling of the tongue and constriction of the throat. For three legal scholars at the University of Alberta, this spectrum of symptoms — from mild to life-threatening — raises important legal issues. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

SCC’s winter session looks at military justice, lawyers’ fees, Crown copyright, Jordan Mark Letourneau

Military justice and Crown copyright are among the topics the Supreme Court of Canada will explore in its winter session that includes criminal appeals asking if defence counsel’s legal fees can be paid from the proceeds of crime forfeited to the state and if the Jordan time limits apply in provincial youth court. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 9:06 AM

System failing workers with chronic mental stress | Stuart Rudner

In theory, employees experiencing long-term trauma or harassment on the job have been entitled to workers’ compensation (WSIB) benefits for the past two years. In reality, the odds of an employee in such circumstances receiving benefits are minimal. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 4:11 PM

Judge’s political lobbying, advocacy on behalf of black Canadians crossed line, but wasn’t ‘misconduct’ Mark Sandler

The Ontario Judicial Council (OJC) has ruled that a judge who founded an advocacy group for black Canadians, and lobbied politicians with the “highly laudable” aim of helping his community overcome racism and poverty, engaged in a form of impermissible “advocacy and political activity” — but his actions did not amount to “judicial misconduct” that could merit his removal from the bench. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

From autonomous cars to smartphone zombies, analysis and opinion highlights of 2018

Here are 16 memorable and outstanding stories from 2018, as selected by The Lawyer's Daily Analysis Editors Richard Skinulis and Peter Carter. ... [read more]