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How far-reaching is a school board’s duty to protect students?

If a child is injured at school, obligations may extend beyond the typical occupiers’ liability   of the supervising teacher, but that only occurs under certain ... Read more

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School community watching outcome of historical sex abuse cases

Parents and students will likely be carefully watching the outcome of two lawsuits that allege a private Ontario boarding school is liable for the sexual misconduct ... Read more

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Claims for affected family members important in sex assault cases

In many cases, the impact of sexual abuse and assault is not only felt by the survivor but also by those close to him or her, making it vital for personal injury lawyers to ensure ... Read more

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Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia admission a boon for fellow sufferers

Lady Gaga’s willingness to open up about her experience with fibromyalgia will be a boost for other sufferers of invisible illnesses, says Toronto personal injury ... Read more

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Sex-assault settlement confidentiality a 'necessary evil:' Grace

Properly drafted confidentiality agreements can be beneficial for sex assault and harassment victims, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace  tells CBC’s ... Read more

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Invisible injuries: don’t dismiss concussion symptoms

This is Part 1 in a three-part series on concussions. In this instalment ,  Toronto personal injury lawyer Alison Burrison explores the ways in which symptoms can ... Read more

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Mediation favoured for resolving personal injury claims

Without contingency fees, people would not otherwise be able to afford a lawyer, says Toronto mediator Victoria Romero .  Those  suing for pain, suffering and ... Read more

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Scrap the failing no-fault insurance system

Ontario should abandon its two-and-a-half decade experiment with no-fault auto insurance, says Barrie-area personal injury lawyer  Steve Rastin .  In his recent ... Read more

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Insurance rates continue to climb as benefits go down

Ontario drivers are paying more for auto insurance but getting fewer benefits, despite previous promises from the provincial government to reduce premiums by 15 per cent, ... Read more

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Informing complainants crucial part of sex assault investigations

A key element of ensuring sexual assault investigations are done properly is to ensure complainants are fully informed as to how the system works — including their option to ... Read more

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SCC's mental injury decision marks symbolic shift

The effect of the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling that a medical diagnosis was not needed for damages in mental injury claims may be mainly symbolic, says Ottawa personal ... Read more

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New law would provide justice to vulnerable road users killed by drivers

A new provincial private member’s bill would result in more appropriate punishments for drivers who kill or injure pedestrians and cyclists, says Toronto critical injury ... Read more

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Excluding drivers from pool would end civil juries

An attempt to bar insurance-paying drivers from civil juries would kill the system as we know it, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Jessica B. Mahabir . In an ongoing ... Read more

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Road to recovery: life after a  professional misconduct complaint

This is part one of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Upper Canada. In this installment, personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer discusses his work ... Read more

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CTE research on football players could impact legal cases

The study of traumatic brain injury in football players could ultimately help accident victims successfully sue for damages, says Hamilton personal injury lawyer  Andrew ... Read more

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How to help your own personal injury case

Seeing a doctor as soon as possible is the first step any potential claimant in a personal injury case should take, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Paul Cahill . ... Read more

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Careless driving law has gaps, but still a 'step in the right direction'

Tougher careless driving laws will not necessarily translate to tougher penalties, Toronto critical injury lawyer  Patrick Brown  tells Global News . The ... Read more

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Daya pours heart, soul into personal injury practice

When Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya  was 12, she told her parents she wanted to be a lawyer.   They were horrified. Immigrants of Indian descent ... Read more

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Back to school: tips for drivers

By Joseph Cescon  and William Harding A new school year is upon us, a very exciting time for both children and their parents. While this is a happy time of year, it ... Read more

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Deference needs to be given to juries in personal injury cases

Although juries are understood to be the “great equalizers” and the community’s guide to what is just, to those peering in it appears that the appellate courts ... Read more

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