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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

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Dealing with a potential default in a residential purchase and sale transaction

By  Tejpaul Grewal  in  Real Estate   This is a complimentary post to  Patrick Shing’s   2015 post entitled ‘ ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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When can a divorce be severed?

By  Kristen Woods  in  Family Law   Rule 12(6) of the  Family Law Rules  allows a court to make an order splitting a divorce from ... Read more

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The quality of title and adverse possession

By  Patrick Shing  in  Real Estate   In Ontario, there are two land title registration systems: one under the  Registry Act  and the other ... Read more

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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

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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

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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 ... Read more

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Bill 148: Are you in compliance with Ontario’s “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act”, 2017

By  Reshma Kishnani  in  Employment Law ,  In the News   In the face of a changing economy, full time and permanent work is no longer the ... Read more

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Spousal support can survive after death of the recipient spouse

By  Kristen Woods  in  Family Law   In  Marasse Estate (Re) , the Court decided on the issue of whether the estate of the deceased was ... Read more

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Winter cycling

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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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