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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Judgments and orders - Summary judgments - To dismiss action

Appeal by the plaintiff from the dismissal of her claim against the respondent County of Simcoe Paramedic Services (paramedic service), paramedic and nine doctors. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 9:32 AM

RAILWAYS - Liability - Civil actions - Crossings - Safety at road and rail crossings

Appeal by the defendant railway company from a finding that the respondent was not contributorily negligent. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 6:51 AM

WORKERS' COMPENSATION - Civil procedure - Jurisdiction

Appeal by the plaintiff, Taylor, from an order striking his action against the defendants, the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (Board) and Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal). ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

TYPES OF DAMAGES - General damages - Categories of - Emotional and mental distress - Exemplary or punitive damages

Action by the plaintiff for damages for mental distress and punitive damages against the defendant insurer. ... [read more]

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Law Society of Ontario approves Ryerson law school program Peter Wardle sm

Ryerson University’s proposed law school has reached another benchmark in the approval process as the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has backed the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s (FLSC) preliminary endorsement of the program. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 9:39 AM

FOR TORTS - Affecting the person - Defamation - Method of publication - Internet

Appeal by the defendants from an award of damages for defamation. ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

As elder abuse claims rise, so does importance of institutional liability coverage elder_abuse_sm

Individuals of prominence and power across all industries and institutions have recently been thrust into the spotlight by claimants claiming to have been sexually abused. While the public nature and sheer number of allegations being brought today against movie directors, actors, sports doctors and politicians is perhaps a new phenomenon, sexual abuse litigation has been a subject familiar to insurance carriers for decades. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:48 AM

CBA in midst of revamp; downsizing expected at national office TLD Exclusive

Unbeknownst to most of its rank-and-file members, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is poised for a dramatic retooling this year that could cut its fees, pare down its national staff and “non-core” national activities and redirect more cash and delivery of member services to its provincial and territorial branches, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Expert evidence update: Decisions affecting production of working file expert_document_sm

Among civil litigators, 2015 was the “year of the expert,” with multiple decisions from the appellate courts on various issues related to expert evidence. Over the last two years, lower courts have been applying the principles articulated in 2015 so that we can now look back on how the seminal decisions have affected litigation practices. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 9:48 AM

Lawyers’ groups express concerns over B.C.’s auto insurance reforms Bill Veenstra

The B.C. government has announced major steps to help the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) get out of financial crisis, but a number of organizations representing the legal community have expressed concerns the reforms to the provincially owned auto insurer may do unintended harm to victims of motor vehicle accidents. ... [read more]