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An introduction to employment law in Ontario
By George Hamzo What is Employment Law? Employment law refers to the rules that govern relations between employers and employees. The term “employment law” is ...
Congratulations Kirk Boggs
Lerners is proud to announce that Kirk Boggs has been selected as this year’s recipient of the OBA Award for Excellence in Insurance Law. This award recognizes outstanding ...
The Occupiers' Liability Act takes a bite out of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002
Operators of ski hills, and other land owners, can breathe a little easier. In Schnarr v. Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd ., 1 the Court of Appeal confirmed the right to contract out ...
Medical malpractice and informed consent
Written By: Bryan Sansom and Krystal Leonov, Student-at-Law A physician’s obligation to fully inform a patient about potential side-effects or complications ...
Court of Appeal holds that waivers are enforceable
By Nadia Marotta In 2017, two Superior Court judges held that certain provisions of the Consumer Protection Act , 2002 precluded an occupier from relying on a waiver in the ...
Litigation funding for commercial claims in Canada. Tuesday, April 17, 2018. 5-7pm. Soiree 7-8pm.
While litigation funding has been long established in Australia, the U.K. and the U.S., a series of recent decisions have opened the door to funding commercial ...
The double standard in truth telling: insurance companies allowed to deceive jurors
If you have ever sat on a jury in a motor vehicle case, it might surprise you to know that you were only given part of the story. The injured person in the case testifies and ...
Drafting considerations for the wills & estates lawyer: From boilerplate to bespoke. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 5-7pm
The use of multiple wills is one of the most effective estate planning strategies available for your clients to save and, sometimes completely avoid, estate ...
The social media effect: disclosure obligations in personal injury claims
Written By: Nick Todorovic and Krystal Leonov, Student-at-Law Today, social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have dominated how people express ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...