February 22, 2019

Author: Barbara A. MacFarlane, Partner It has been reported in the past that ‘Medical Error’ is the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer, according to a study published by Drs. Makary and Daniel at John Hopkins. It is estimated at least 251,454 Americans die due to medical […]

February 12, 2019

Author: Daniel Macdonald In January the Ontario Government announced that it has launched a review of the province’s auto insurance system. The reported goal of this review is to lower automobile insurance rates for drivers. As part of this review the government has said it will be consulting with drivers, insurance companies and other stakeholders […]

February 8, 2019

Author: Alex Wolfe How Short Excerpts of Surveillance Recordings May Lead to Inadmissibility. As a caution to any private investigators out there who may have aspirations of becoming the next Stephen Spielberg or Martin Scorsese; don’t yell “cut” to soon while you’re “on-set” recording the plaintiff. In Rolley v. MacDonell, [2017] O.J. No. 6961, Superior […]

December 19, 2018

  Author: Joni Dobson, Partner   Did I Waive my Rights When I Signed the Consent to Treatment? We all fall ill from time to time.  It’s unavoidable. When you go to see a doctor, some form of treatment may be proposed.  Treatment can be as simple as a prescription for medication, or something more […]

December 4, 2018

Just in time for the festive season, a recent Court of Appeal decision reminds us that not being a responsible host can have legal consequences. In Williams v Richards the court identified the kinds of situations that may end up in a social host being sued.   The Risky Business of Being a Social Host […]

December 7, 2017

Daniel Macdonald   Here were go again!  More promises to fix the Ontario auto insurance system.  On December 5th, the Ontario government announced their “Fair Auto Insurance Plan”.  The government says this plan will make auto insurance more affordable, and protect injury victims.   The Fair Auto Insurance Plan is based at least in part […]

May 12, 2017

Please click this link to read the National Post article : Hospital falsified chart, denied wrongdoing for years in birth injury resulting in $5.2M award: documents   Comments from associate Danielle Douek: Ontario hospitals are required by law to report critical incidents, those medical errors that cause death or serious injury to a patient, as […]

November 8, 2016

The Ministry of the Attorney General has reached a settlement with a juror diagnosed with a form of trauma after the murder trial for eight-year-old Tori Stafford. Read full story by CBC  

July 15, 2016

Galloway v Echelon General Insurance, FSCO A13-006130 Dan Hynes Background The applicant, Mrs. Galloway and her common law husband were passionate motorcycle enthusiasts. They live in a small town outside of Ottawa, and during winter months would stay at their second home in Arizona, where they could focus on riding. On March 18, 2010, Mrs. Galloway […]

July 8, 2016

Lauesen v. Silverman, 2016 ONCA 327, Feldman, Lauwers and Benotto JJ.A.   Daniel Macdonald Donald Rumsfeld, the former US Secretary of State, stated in a 2002 Defence Department briefing: There are known knowns; there are things that we know that we know.  We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, there are […]

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