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Compensation for surrogacy award likely to persuade other courts

A British Columbia court’s decision to award an accident victim money to help cover the future cost of having children may lead Canadian courts to make further ... Read more

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Profession needs new framework around LSUC duty to accommodate

At the intersection of employment legislation and the  Ontario Human Rights Code , employers have a duty to accommodate an employee with a disability — but there is a ... Read more

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Award for future surrogacy costs believed to be first in Canada

A British Columbia court’s award for future surrogacy costs may signal a shift in attitude toward surrogacy in Canada, says Vancouver personal injury, workplace occupational ... Read more

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Civil litigators need to take risks on behalf of clients

Although lawyers are often considered to be more conservative by nature, Barrie personal injury lawyer  Steve Rastin  tells The Lawyer’s Daily that they need to ... Read more

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Even minimally invasive surgeries can go tragically wrong: Derfel

People need to be aware that any surgery, even the most routine, comes with risks of injury or death, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  David Derfel . “Patients ... Read more

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Having a second child similar to hiring new associate

Hiring a new associate can be just like having a second child — in both cases, the newbie is a threat to the hierarchy, Toronto plaintiffs’ personal injury ... Read more

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Tool to block texts while driving 'fantastic,' should go further

A new feature that would block text message notifications on an iPhone while a person is driving is welcome, although this technology should be taken a step further, Toronto ... Read more

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When doctors are to blame for patients waking during surgery

While patients occasionally wake up during surgery, it’s rare that doctors are directly to blame for the nightmarish scenario, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  ... Read more

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: helmet safety

By John McLeish and Courtney Stewart , summer student Cycling, rollerblading, and skateboarding are all great ways to enjoy Ontario’s beautiful summer weather and are ... Read more

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B.C. court awards damages to accident victim for surrogacy costs

A British Columbia court’s decision to award damages to an accident victim to help cover the future cost of surrogacy could well mark a new direction for personal ... Read more

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Team approach crucial in pediatric traumatic brain injury litigation

Litigating a traumatic brain injury presents diverse medico-legal challenges, which are even more complex in cases involving children, Toronto critical injury lawyer  Alison ... Read more

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McLeish Orlando presenting Brain Injury Awareness Month Conference

Toronto critical injury law firm McLeish Orlando LLP is sponsoring the upcoming Annual Brain Injury Awareness Month Conference, presented by the Brain Injury Association of ... Read more

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Wave of wealth transfer has lawyers bracing for litigation

Estate lawyers are bracing for a wave of litigation as Canadians prepare to transfer close to a trillion dollars of net worth through inheritance — with wealth ... Read more

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Lianna Yeung wins emerging leadership award

Toronto financial services lawyer Lianna Yeung has won the 2017 Elizabeth Grace Emerging Leaders Award. The award, in its third year, is named after Toronto ... Read more

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Managing risk for children's sporting activities is essential

Organizations offering athletic activities to children and teenagers should take reasonable steps to ensure policies are in place and staff are trained to mitigate the risk of ... Read more

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Stringent rules, enforcement key to dealing with PI advertising

Advertising is the big challenge facing personal injury lawyers for the next decade and enforcement will be the key to successfully deal with the issue, Aurora personal ... Read more

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$12M award upheld against Ontario municipality for weather-related car crash

TORONTO — A judge made no errors in ruling that a young woman's devastating car crash occurred only because a municipality negligently failed to ensure the road was ... Read more

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Motorcycle safety series: riding in bad weather

By Joseph Cescon  and Nicole Fielding, summer student Part of the thrill of riding a motorcycle is being immersed in the elements. However, the impact bad weather ... Read more

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PI lawyers play a vital role under current claims process

With any insurance claim, a protracted battle starts — and a personal injury lawyer’s role is to fight with your insurer to oblige them to honour the policy, ... Read more

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Ontario's independent review of auto insurance misses the mark

A recent report on auto insurance fails to adequately address the gap in services faced by injured accident victims, says Toronto personal injury and employment lawyer  ... Read more

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