Assessing medical malpractice damages – Family Law Act claims: Overview
This article on Family Law Act (FLA) damages is part of a series of articles that discuss the types of damages that may be claimed in a medical negligence case. It is important to note, however, that each case is unique, and the damages claimed will differ as between individuals. The assessm…View the post titled Assessing medical malpractice damages – Family Law Act claims: Overview
John R. Kennedy, Long-Term Partner and Friend
Siskinds is deeply saddened to have lost our dear friend, valued partner and colleague John Kennedy on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Graeme Sperryn, a partner of John’s in the Business Law Group, writes: John will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was larger than life, an indefatigable optim…View the post titled John R. Kennedy, Long-Term Partner and Friend
My data was lost! Can I be compensated?
Data breaches are among the most common areas of subject matter for Canadian class actions in 2021. There are currently more than 80 class actions involving privacy breaches in progress across the country.1 Siskinds itself represents class members in several prominent ongoing privacy breach …View the post titled My data was lost! Can I be compensated?
Lawyers can go way back with the Wayback Machine
Most people who’ve been through litigation know that once it has started, you can’t just grab a shredder and get rid of your bad documents. Why? Legally speaking, the parties have a duty to preserve their documents. When dealing with paper, shredding has a permanent effect. Electronic docume…View the post titled Lawyers can go way back with the Wayback Machine
Court weighs in on constructive dismissals and layoff during COVID-19 pandemic
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic many employers were forced to reduce their workforces (often by placing employees on layoff) due to closures or declines in business because of the public health emergency. Employers looked for ways to respond to this situation that would balance their obligati…View the post titled Court weighs in on constructive dismissals and layoff during COVID-19 pandemic
Dependant support claims: the basics
The ability to choose who you want to include in your Will and what you want that person to receive—commonly referred to as “testamentary freedom”— is a deeply entrenched common-law principle. In the case of Canada Trust Co. v. Ontario (Human Rights Commission) (1990), 1990 CanLII 6849, the …View the post titled Dependant support claims: the basics
What is a Case Conference before a Dispute Resolution Officer?
The Dispute Resolution Program (DRO) program is available in certain locations of the Superior Court of Justice, Family Court, including London, Toronto, Brampton, Milton, Newmarket, Hamilton, Barrie, Durham, and St. Catharines. Family law Case Conferences All family law cases, if they follo…View the post titled What is a Case Conference before a Dispute Resolution Officer?
The benefits of separation agreements: Lessons from Bill and Melinda Gates
On Monday, May 3, 2021, Bill and Melinda Gates announced they were ending their marriage after 27 years. Having kept their separation quiet until now, the pair have been working quietly behind the scenes with their lawyers to come to a separation contract, or a “Separation Agreement” as we c…View the post titled The benefits of separation agreements: Lessons from Bill and Melinda Gates
U.S. Supreme Court limits the FTC’s power under § 13(b)
Canadian lawyers are often caught rubbernecking as blockbuster legal battles are duked out in the Supreme Court. Sometimes we watch on with admiration. Other times, we scratch our head. But this time, we stared in awe, as the wreckage of the FTC was hauled away by a resounding 9-0 defeat. Ju…View the post titled U.S. Supreme Court limits the FTC’s power under § 13(b)
COVID-19 worker income protection benefit
On April 29, 2021 the Ontario government passed the much anticipated COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 (the “Act”). The Act amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and provides employees, of provincially regulated employers, with up to three paid infectious disease emergency leave …View the post titled COVID-19 worker income protection benefit
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