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Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:47 AM

Neinstein adds two associates

Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers announced that Brandyn Di Domineco and Madison McNerney have joined the Toronto personal injury firm as associates. ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:46 AM

Ride share or ride scare? Uber car driving

Uber hit the market first and Lyft followed shortly thereafter. Technology enabled individuals to conveniently obtain transportation services with real time information and a cashless system. Polite drivers in clean vehicles, combined with the ease of technology used by Uber and Lyft, gained swift traction with the public. However, it hasn’t been happily ever after for these companies. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 4:10 PM

Apportionment or double counting in determining catastrophic impairment Brain on blue background

Under the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule (SABS) and associated case law, an applicant will meet the legal definition of catastrophic impairment pursuant to the SABS if it is determined that he/she has suffered a combination of physical and psychological impairments that amount to a whole person impairment in excess of 55 per cent. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 05, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

SCC alumni’s role in legal controversies sparks new debate over ex-judges’ return to practice Amy Salyzyn

Is it in the public interest for former Supreme Court of Canada justices to be allowed to provide legal services to governments or other well-heeled clients facing public controversies that could arguably blow back on the reputations of the ex-judges’ former courts or otherwise harm public confidence in the judiciary? ... [read more]

Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 1:52 PM

Three associates join Dutton Brock

Dutton Brock LLP announced that former articling students Jennifer Duff, Caroline Gaikis and Rafaella Rullo have joined the Toronto insurance litigation firm as associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 9:39 AM

Workplace bullying solutions in a social media age handcomingfromcomputer_sm.jpg

Bullying and cyberbullying are very real and very modern problems in organizations. It’s Newton’s third law of physics, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction,” applied to the workplace. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 1:13 PM

Do law firms need big digital marketing programs? | Kim McLaughlin

If I had a dollar for every lawyer who said, “Kim, I don’t need a big digital marketing program,” I would own an island. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 10:58 AM

Why Ontario’s victim compensation bill will hurt those it’s designed to help Child,woman,first_sm.jpg

In April, the Conservative government of Ontario announced its plans to repeal the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act in the 194-page bill tabled as part of the Finance minister’s budget measures. Bill 100, titled Protecting What Matters Most Act, would also dissolve Ontario’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the tribunal that has awarded financial assistance to victims of crime since 1971. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 12:17 PM

Negligent parenting allegation does not trigger auto insurance coverage, court rules

An Ontario court has struck a “mortal blow” to negligent parenting allegations being used in auto insurance claims where there is no link to operation of the vehicle, says a lawyer. The Aug. 14 Ontario Appeal Court decision in Hunt v. Peel Mutual Insurance Company 2019 ONCA 656 involves an appellant’s unsuccessful attempt to have his girlfriend’s insurance company defend him against a lawsuit by his daughter ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 8:43 AM

Fine balance needed by courts in third-party litigation funding darkfacebehinddollars_sm

The first time that third-party funding was approved for an Ontario class action was Dugal v. Manulife Financial Corp. [2011] O.J. No. 1239. Justice George Strathy took a deep look at the nature of class actions and decided to approve it. Several years later, Justice Paul Perell has taken the court’s supervision of the process one step further. Previously, the view was that the judge could either approve the litigation funding agreement or not. In Houle v. St. Jude Medical Inc., 2017 ONSC 5129, Justice Perell took the innovative step of directing the plaintiff and its funder to make specific changes to the funding agreement. ... [read more]