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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 2:18 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 3:37 PM

Debate in Ontario over whether online gambling will cause more addiction Michael Cameron, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Lawyers and experts are divided over whether Ontario’s legalization of online gambling will lead to increased rates of addiction. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 @ 11:07 AM

The parental alienation dilemma Paper cutouts of mom, dad and child with scissors

The Superior Court decision in Ahluwalia v. Ahluwalia, 2022 ONSC 1303, has expanded the use of tort law in family law proceedings. I expect this ruling (presently under appeal), if left intact after appeal, will see an increase in the claims for damages in family law disputes. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

Forced and coerced sterilization: Never again | Sen. Yvonne Boyer

I am no stranger to racism in health care, no Indigenous person in this country is. We have all experienced it, and we have all seen our families experience it. This is the tragic reality if you are Indigenous or a person of colour in Canada. This may be a surprise to some, but for those of us who know and have experienced racism in Canada’s health-care system, it is simply a fact of life. ... [read more]

Monday, June 13, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

Sue the bastards | Murray Gottheil

Abraham Lincoln said: “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” ... [read more]

Friday, June 10, 2022 @ 12:17 PM

Key considerations in litigating brain injury claims Head with brain visible

With increasing awareness about the prevalence of concussions and potentially long-lasting sequelae caused by even mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), more and more personal injury and disability claims involve traumatic brain injuries. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 09, 2022 @ 1:33 PM

Revisiting class arbitration in Canada: Still not ready? Scales of justice with a collage of people as background

For almost 20 years, jurisprudence around, and on class arbitration itself, has seen a healthy development — in the United States of America. Despite some writings intended to stimulate a similar discussion in Canada, we, in the “True North,” have not followed our American colleagues’ lead. Through this short article, we will once again ask why this is so and offer some possible explanations. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 09, 2022 @ 8:58 AM

Digital justice: The case for Caselines Man uploading documents to the cloud

On April 19, 2022, the Ontario court’s Guidelines to Determine Mode of Proceeding in Civil took effect, setting the stage for the way forward in our partly virtual, partly in-person litigation world. But what we now know from the court is that Caselines (a user-friendly cloud-based document sharing and storage e-hearing platform for remote and in-person court proceedings) is here to stay, and will be used for arguing motions, applications, some appeals and any other hearings that happen virtually. We can also expect that in-person trials will become increasingly more electronic compared to our previous paper filled process, and that even in-person hearings and trials may use Caselines. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 @ 2:51 PM

Smitiuch Injury Law welcomes new associate

Smitiuch Injury Law announced that Philip LeDonne has joined the firm as an associate lawyer. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 @ 10:41 AM

The portability of optional accident benefits Car insurance coverage types

Every motor vehicle insurance policy in Ontario covers at minimum mandatory accident benefits. An insured, based on their needs, may opt to increase their coverage by purchasing optional accident benefits. Optional benefits do not have to be purchased in a bundle; an insured can choose which benefits they would like to have. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 @ 9:33 AM

Paralegals, technology, open debate at Convocation common issues in LSO treasurer campaigns Jacqueline Horvat and Philip Horgan

Paralegals providing services in family law, technological advancement and open debate at Convocation are a few of the common themes candidates in the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) treasurer election highlighted as important issues to them as they advance their campaigns. ... [read more]