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No friend to the court: public interest intervention denied where nothing new to say

By Jacob Damstra Last year, I published a case commentary on Huang v. Fraser Hillary’s Limited , 2017 ONSC 1500 regarding how s.99(2) of Ontario’s ... Read more

Expert advice series: consultation and collaboration between counsel and expert witnesses. Where to draw the line.

by Jennifer Hunter In 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed in Moore v Getahun that it is appropriate and essential for counsel to consult and collaborate with expert ... Read more

Die-in for safe streets

Please join us Monday, March 26 in front of City Hall for a die-in on Nathan Phillips Square with McLeish Orlando Partner and Bike Law Canada Founder, Patrick Brown. This is ... Read more

Breach of confidence - an emerging tort

Written By: Selina Andrello and William Harding, Student-at-Law As our world continues to be changed by technology, so do our legal remedies. Technology provides ... Read more

Thomson v Portelance: a victory in the fight against litigation delay

Written By: Lindsay Charles and William Harding, Student-at-Law It is no secret that delay is a problem in Ontario’s civil court system. This is especially so for ... Read more

Toronto permanently adopts Sittings Project procedure for motor-vehicle accident and personal injury cases

Written By: Lindsay Charles and Joe Gaynor, Student-at-Law Toronto Region has decided to continue the Toronto Sittings Project on a permanent basis for all ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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. ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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, ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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, ... Read more