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21/12/20

Holiday Events – now known as “Social Gatherings”

It’s December and the temperatures have dipped however that’s the only familiarity I have with this year’s holiday season. My family doesn’t celebrate Christmas from a religious perspective, but we...

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Steps to Take After a Motor Vehicle Accident

18/04/19

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a very stressful situation. The shock of the accident and the uncertainty of what to do next make for an unenviable experience. If you find yourself involved in a motor vehicle...

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After The Accident – What to Expect in Your Initial Call From a Legal Assistant’s Perspective

27/02/19

After The Accident : As a senior legal assistant at the firm, I may be your first point of contact when you call our office as the lawyers may be in meetings or at proceedings. If you have been involved...

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Don’t Miss Anyone: Identifying All Defendants

15/02/19

Previously, I wrote about the importance of identifying defendants and limitation periods here. In a similar vein, the case of Janssen v William and Markle Jewellers Ltd[1] highlights an important issue for injured people and their lawyers. In this case,...

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Admissibility of Surveillance Evidence in Personal Injury Claims

8/02/19

Surveillance evidence is commonly used in personal injury cases to either disprove a plaintiff’s case by showing his or her functional abilities, or call into question the plaintiff’s credibility at trial. However, defence counsel and insurance companies are somewhat limited...

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You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry: Tips for Keeping Your Holiday Parties Fun and Safe

21/12/18

The holidays present an excellent opportunity to reconnect with friends, family and coworkers to celebrate and enjoy some well-deserved time off. We can all look forward to attending family get togethers, office parties and a variety of other celebrations over...

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Driverless Cars – Changes to Personal Injury Law?

18/12/18

Self-driving cars are a recent technological creation that is expected to transform the public’s way of living and redefine various industries, including the practice of personal injury law. Thousands of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents every year[1], in...

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The Current Law on Liability Waivers in Ontario: Through the Lens of Schnarr v Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd.

30/11/18

The present state of the law as it relates to adult plaintiffs and the enforceability of liability waivers in Ontario, within the context of sports and recreational activities, was made clear in Schnarr v Blue Mountain Resorts Limited[1]. In Schnarr...

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Don’t Miss the Boat! Identifying Defendants and Limitation Periods

13/11/18

In Ontario, when you are injured, there is a basic presumptive two year limitation period in which you must start a lawsuit. The limitation period is presumed to begin to run on the day the accident took place, subject to...

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Limitations imposed by the Law Society on Marketing Legal Services

8/11/18

On February 23, 2017, the Law Society of Ontario (“LSO”) introduced amendments to advertising rules that govern legal practitioners in Ontario.[1] The new rules were implemented as a result of law firms’ rapidly increasing marketing efforts, particularly in the world...

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How Safe Are Trampoline Parks in Canada?

11/10/18

As temperatures fall and Ontarians begin to look for indoor activities, many are heading to indoor trampoline parks. There are over 1,000 trampoline parks worldwide. While these facilities promote fun and physical activity, injuries are occurring almost daily in trampoline...

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