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Personal Injury


Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 7:46 AM

No legal cover for online defamatory comments ‘dressed up as reviews,’ B.C. court rules

Every weekday, shortly after rising at 4 a.m., veteran defamation lawyer Roger McConchie is at his home-office desk searching for the latest court judgments in Canadian defamation cases, most of which now involve instances of cyber-libel. One recent ruling, however, did not require much digging. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 07, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

‘You can’t handle the hoof!’: Ontario court weighs in on liability for domesticated animals Woman on horse

In late 2020, the Superior Court of Justice commenced Ontario’s first virtual trial in Belton v. Spencer 2021 ONSC 2029. The key witness did not make an appearance at trial, but it was not due to any form of technical glitch. Not your typical assailant, this case dealt with a horse who was alleged to have kicked its caretaker, resulting in serious injuries to his face. ... [read more]

Friday, September 03, 2021 @ 2:43 PM

Back to Law School Roundup: News, analysis and opinion Back to Law School

For the second year in row, we have set out to cover the issues and challenges faced by Canadian law schools and students due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Friday, September 03, 2021 @ 5:16 AM

ABUSE OF OR MISFEASANCE IN PUBLIC OFFICE - Elements of tort - Deliberate and unlawful conduct

Appeal by the family of Meekis from an order that struck their claim as disclosing no reasonable cause of action. In 2014, 4-year-old Meekis, from Sandy Lake First Nation, died of complications from strep throat. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 02, 2021 @ 9:36 AM

Two new lawyers for Bogoroch & Associates

Bogoroch & Associates LLP welcomed Ryan Marinacci and Haley Brittain as its newest associates. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 2:47 PM

From trauma to triumph: Trauma-informed lawyering Man and woman shaking hands

It is not uncommon for individuals claiming long-term disability benefits to be trauma survivors, having suffered traumatic experiences related to an accident, an injury or the loss of a loved one. The focus of “trauma-informed lawyering” is on developing a legal practice that aims to reduce retraumatization, increase connectivity, deepen trust and create empowerment. ... [read more]

Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 5:27 AM

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - Liability - Negligence - Duty of care

Appeal by the plaintiffs from a decision striking out the statement of claim as not disclosing a cause of action. The appellants were prematurely born triplets. Their mother was prescribed a fertility drug by the respondent physician. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 11:07 AM

Florida Man completes personal injury jury trial in five days | Brenda Hollingsworth

I am an American CPD junkie. I watch their videos. I am currently watching “Obtaining Large Verdicts in Disc Injury Cases” by Keith Mitnik of Trial Guides. At the outset Mitnik mentions how he and his colleague picked the jury for the first of two back injury cases on a Monday, got the $1 million verdict on a Friday, and then did it all again the following Monday to Friday. ... [read more]

Monday, August 23, 2021 @ 12:34 PM

The coming battles over long-haul COVID-19 and long-term disability Coronavirus hitting head

When the first reports of a strange cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, began to emerge in the news media in late 2019 and early 2020, few people could have anticipated the worldwide upheaval that would follow. Initially dismissed as being simply “a bad flu,” the novel virus named COVID-19 quickly evolved into a pandemic that overwhelmed many countries’ medical systems. ... [read more]

Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 9:15 AM

British Columbia considering future of civil jury trials

B.C. is asking the public for input on the future of civil jury trials in the province after the COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on them. This public consultation is the next step in a process to determine what measures, if any, should be implemented by British Columbia in relation to civil juries to support courts and the individuals who use them. ... [read more]