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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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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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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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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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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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