Newly released J&J bankruptcy plan for compensating talcum powder cancer claims includes Canadian claims
A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that is pursuing a US bankruptcy to resolve thousands of talcum powder lawsuits has filed its plan for compensating cancer victims with pending claims, and the proposed plan directly impacts the rights of Canadians. The Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization pr…View the post titled Newly released J&J bankruptcy plan for compensating talcum powder cancer claims includes Canadian claims
How to prepare for your examination for discovery: A guide for personal injury plaintiffs
Facing a civil lawsuit can be daunting, especially when it comes to the examination for discovery. If you are a plaintiff involved in a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario, these tips can help you understand the purpose of the examination for discovery and how to prepare for it. What is the e…View the post titled How to prepare for your examination for discovery: A guide for personal injury plaintiffs
Should my business have a ChatGPT policy?
According to a recent Time magazine article, “Almost 30% of the nearly 4,500 professionals surveyed…said that they’ve already used OpenAI’s ChatGPT or another artificial intelligence program in their work.”1 Additionally, Business Insider reports, “Of thes…View the post titled Should my business have a ChatGPT policy?
Podcast highlight: St. Joseph’s Health Care on supporting someone after sexual assault
St. Joseph’s Health Care has released their latest DocTalks Podcast episode featuring Dr. Susan McNair, family physician and medical director of the Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. In this episode, Dr. McNair and DocTal…View the post titled Podcast highlight: St. Joseph’s Health Care on supporting someone after sexual assault
Hit-and-run accidents in Ontario: Your insurance rights and protections explained
On the ever-busy roads of Ontario, car accidents are an unfortunate reality. One particularly tricky situation involves an accident with an unidentified driver, commonly known as a “hit and run.” What happens if you’re the victim of such an incident? What coverages are avai…View the post titled Hit-and-run accidents in Ontario: Your insurance rights and protections explained
Going to court: Navigating commercial litigation in Ontario
When faced with a business-related dispute, understanding the steps involved before initiating a legal proceeding in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is crucial to protect your rights and reaching a proper conclusion. Three main steps in a legal action Whether you’re dealing with …View the post titled Going to court: Navigating commercial litigation in Ontario
Institutional abuse litigation
Throughout Canada, recent years have seen repeated discoveries of abuse in institutional settings. Allegations against religious organizations, educational facilities, nursing homes, and correctional facilities have brought to light horrific stories of the mistreatment, neglect and abuse of …View the post titled Institutional abuse litigation
Canadians can now claim under $20 million OxyContin class actions settlement
On May 27, 2023, a claims filing process becomes open to Canadians to apply for compensation for injuries suffered from addictions to OxyContin and OxyNEO. The claims process gives Canadian opioid victims the chance to receive funds from a $20 million Settlement to resolve longstanding Oxy…View the post titled Canadians can now claim under $20 million OxyContin class actions settlement
Are feelings of frustration and anger compensable in medical malpractice?
When a patient has experienced a medication error, or other medical negligence by a health care provider, it can cause stress, anxiety, and feelings of frustration and anger. Whether those feelings, or psychological upset, will amount to a compensable mental injury in law will depend on a nu…View the post titled Are feelings of frustration and anger compensable in medical malpractice?
Same as it ever was? Divisional Court sets out Ontario law on honoraria in Doucet et al. v The Royal Winnipeg Ballet et al.
In March of 2022, we blogged about honoraria and observed that while Ontario was trending towards a more permissive approach where such payments are commonly approved, Justice Perell’s decision in Doucet v The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 2022 ONSC 976 (“Doucet”),was an outlier that took Ontario l…View the post titled Same as it ever was? Divisional Court sets out Ontario law on honoraria in Doucet et al. v The Royal Winnipeg Ballet et al.
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