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Published on: 17 Apr 2013 By

Insurance Companies Acted In A “Cruel And Malicious” Manner

“The fact that Branco was able to continue to withstand this pressure for so many years on two different fronts is truly remarkable and almost superhuman, even though his resistance may have resulted in irreparable mental distress which may last for the remainder of his lifetime” – Justice M…

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Published on: 16 Apr 2013 By

Environmental Tribunal blocks afterthought grounds for leave to appeal

Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal has refused to allow a developer to completely change its proposed grounds for seeking leave to appeal an Environmental Compliance Approval given to an existing industry, under the Environmental Bill of Rights and the Environmental Protection Act…

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Published on: 16 Apr 2013 By

What is a “Reasonable” Time to Test Brain Impairment Following a Motor Vehicle Accident?

A Review of F.S.C.O.’s recent decision in Security National Insurance Co./ Monnex Insurance Management Inc. v. Hodges At issue in Hodges, was whether the injured person had sustained an injury properly classified as catastrophic pursuant to section 2(1.2)(e)(i) of the Statutory Accident Bene…

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Published on: 16 Apr 2013 By

New Law Times Article: “Court sends message with rejection of class settlement”

In a recent article published by Law Times, Siskinds Class Action Associate Daniel Bach gives his thoughts on the recent judicial rejection of the Kidd v. The Canada Life Assurance Co. proposed settlement.Read the full article on the Law Times website here.

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Published on: 12 Apr 2013 By ,

The Wit (not just wisdom) of the Bench

Most people (even lawyers!) usually think that reading case law is dry and humourless. But it depends on the judge! There have been several decisions over the last few years that have shown that judges have a sharp wit and a flair for writing! Take a moment to enjoy these. One example is R. …

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Published on: 10 Apr 2013 By

Imminent extinction of sage-grouse a red flag: oil wins in Canada, not environment

In ecology, an “indicator species” can act a red flag that environmental conditions are deteriorating. When the population of the indicator species declines, biologists who are monitoring the situation get a red flag that something is wrong. The pending extinction of the sage-gro…

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