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The Occupiers Liability Act reigns supreme: Ontario Court of Appeal gives effect to waivers of liability

Written By: William Keele  and William Harding, Student-at-Law  In late March, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its much anticipated decision in the twin ... Read more

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Expert advice series: “No property in a witness”. How our Courts are applying this principle to expert witnesses

By  Jennifer Hunter The longstanding principle that “there is no property in a witness” allows any party in an action to interview the same witness and to ... Read more

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The Personal Injury update – Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 5:15-7pm

Has your practice become busier and more harried as time goes on? For personal injury and insurance defense lawyers, new court decisions and government regulations ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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Recent decisions help determine minimal evidentiary threshold

  By  Richard Worsfold  and  Reshma Kishnani  in  Wills Estates & Trusts   It has been over two years since the Ontario ... Read more

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New development: update to the personal use provision under the Residential Tenancies Act

  By  Tejpaul Grewal  in  Real Estate   Selling your home can be a daunting task, especially when there are tenants involved. Recent ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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The role of life insurance proceeds in your estate plan

By  Meghan O'Neil  in  Wills Estates & Trusts   When preparing an estate plan, clients are sometimes surprised to learn it is not as easy ... Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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