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Expert advice series: “Ghost Writing” in expert reports. Who prepared your expert’s report?
by Jennifer Hunter While retaining experts is commonplace in civil litigation, counsel are not always aware of who the expert has worked with, behind the scenes, to compile ...
Jamieson v Kapashesit: a reminder of the consequences of late disclosure of surveillance
Written By: Bryan Sansom and William Harding, Student-at-Law In personal injury cases, the use of video surveillance to discredit a plaintiff’s injuries is a ...
MIG discriminates against chronic pain victims; infringing s. 15 of the charter
Written By: Selina Andrello and Joe Gaynor, Student-at-Law In Abyan v Sovereign General Insurance Company (FSCO A16-003657, September 14, 2017), the ...
Saadati v. Moorhead: The Supreme Court gives psychological injuries their proper recognition
Written By: Nick Todorovic and William Harding, Student-at-Law As personal injury lawyers, we represent clients who have suffered many different types of injures. ...
Production of cellphone records in motor vehicle collisions
Written By: William Keele and Joe Gaynor, Student-at-Law A common allegation in motor vehicle collision cases is that a party was negligently using his or her cellphone ...
Patrick Brown on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, March 6, 2018 8pm on TVO
McLeish Orlando has not only been representing pedestrians across Ontario, we have been at the forefront of seeking to reduce road violence to this vulnerable group. Right now, ...
Persampieri v. Hobbs—access to justice & costs in motor vehicle accident litigation
Written By: Michael Warfe and Krystal Leonov, Student-at-Law Proportionality in the context of civil litigation reflects the notion that the time and expense devoted to ...
Fire and safety: landlord requirements
By Lindsay Charles and Joe Gaynor, Student-at-Law Residential landlords throughout the province need to be aware of their responsibilities. Providing safe rental properties ...
Spring issue of The Lawrences Letter
The latest edition of our newsletter is now available. Articles include the conditions under which deposits can be forfeited if a real estate transaction doesn’t close, ...
Expert advice series: how lower courts are applying hallmark decisions
By Jennifer Hunter and Julia Boddy, Student-at-law Among civil litigators, 2015 was the “year of the expert,” with multiple decisions from the appellate ...
By William Keele and articling student Krystal Leonov Tips for Winter Cycling Many cyclists hang up their bikes after the first sign of snow. However, with some bike ...
Full indemnity costs a powerful deterrent in Ontario's anti-slapp regime
by Jacob Damstra Two recent decisions arising out of the same case, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority v. Smith , provide some important judicial guidance regarding ...
Court confirms government entities cannot sue critical citizens for defamation
By Jacob Damstra Two recent decisions arising out of the same case, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority v. Smith , provide some important judicial guidance regarding ...
A millennial's guide to legal information
by Kimberly Cura In September 2017, The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) undertook a comprehensive study of Ontario millennials in an effort to better understand their ...
Court raises the discoverability bar for Private Attorneys General
By Angus McKinnon Plaintiffs’ counsel in civil Competition Act class actions often view themselves (and sometimes even refer to themselves) as ‘private ...