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Thursday, August 18, 2022 @ 1:41 PM

The difficulty with uncontested expert testimony: Lessons from B.C. court Arrowblocks left right

A recent trial decision from the Supreme Court of British Columbia provides guidance, and lessons, in addressing uncontested but conflicting expert testimony. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 18, 2022 @ 11:52 AM

Ex-articling student joins McLeish Orlando as associate

McLeish Orlando LLP announced that former summer student and articling student Aidan Vining has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 18, 2022 @ 9:52 AM

Safety inspections by enforcement officers Safety inspection

Getting a visit from a health and safety enforcement officer can be stressful and one of the most common questions is, what are they looking for? There are as many answers to that question as there are articles in the Occupational Health and Safety Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 18, 2022 @ 6:06 AM

LIABILITY - Statutory limitations - Passenger - Injury by carriers and employees

Appeal by the plaintiff from a decision finding that the respondents’ liability for injuries suffered by the appellant in a boating accident was subject to the limit set by the Marine Liability Act. The appellant, a habitat biologist, was invited by the respondents Mainroad and the Minister of Transportation to accompany them to perform reconnaissance by boat to identify sites along a riverbank that required emergency road stabilization work.  ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 4:27 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Insurance Act does not confer statutory right to defend claims as insurers see fit: Ontario judge

An Ontario judge has added an insurance company as a defendant to a motor vehicle claim, despite the company’s arguments that doing so would render meaningless its statutory right to defend claims as it deems fit. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 1:39 PM

Antipsychotic treatment of schizophrenia: Hidden sexual adverse effects Pills with side effects

In representing clients before the Consent and Capacity Board who have been deemed incapable to make decisions regarding antipsychotic treatment of mental illness, specifically schizophrenia, much of the considerations relate to a client’s refusal to take anti-psychotic medications because of the adverse effects, including dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. What I was not aware of are the significant adverse effects on sexual function for many. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 10:42 AM

Lawyers whining about mentoring | Murray Gottheil

Those of us who hang out with lawyers know that there may be some wine involved, but more often, there will just be whining. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 2:52 PM

Not-so-easy riding Person riding motorcycle

Riding a motorcycle can be a fun and exciting way to get around and explore scenic views in the summertime and enjoy the warm weather. Unfortunately, all fun comes to an end when an accident occurs. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 12:22 PM

Workers’ compensation schemes cannot recover other benefits paid to claimants, court rules Barbara Billingsley

In a straightforward ruling, with two sets of reasons delivered, the Alberta Court of Appeal said that a statutory interpretation of a section of Alberta’s Insurance Act does not preclude — in this case, WorkSafeBC — from bringing a subrogated action against an estate to recover the amounts of workers’ compensation benefits paid to two claimants. ... [read more]

Monday, August 15, 2022 @ 1:08 PM

Trial judge failed to hear evidence; new trial ordered by B.C. Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia unanimously ruled that a trial judge failed to consider a large body of medical and other circumstantial evidence related to an alleged collision between a bicycle and a motor vehicle, and it ordered that a new trial be held. ... [read more]