Canadian Invokana / Invokamet Settlement now open to claims
On April 15, 2023, a claims filing process became open to Canadians to apply for compensation for injuries suffered following use of the diabetes medications Invokana, Invokamet and/or Invokamet XR. The claims process will give Canadians the chance to apply to have their claims evaluated pur…View the post titled Canadian Invokana / Invokamet Settlement now open to claims
BetterHelp’s unauthorized disclosure of private and personal health information to third-party advertisers, including Facebook
Siskinds LLP has filed a proposed privacy class action against BetterHelp, Inc. (“BetterHelp”) on behalf of all Canadians who registered a User Account on a BetterHelp platform before January 1, 2021. BetterHelp is the largest provider of online mental health services worldwide, including i…View the post titled BetterHelp’s unauthorized disclosure of private and personal health information to third-party advertisers, including Facebook
J&J files new bankruptcy case to address talcum powder claims after initial bankruptcy case rejected
On April 4, 2023, Johnson & Johnson announced a new proposed plan to commit $8.9 billion USD to “resolve all claims arising from cosmetic talc litigation against the Company and its affiliates in North America” through a newly filed Chapter 11 case in a US bankruptcy court. The proposed…View the post titled J&J files new bankruptcy case to address talcum powder claims after initial bankruptcy case rejected
Five other reasons not to skip Title Insurance
In a previous blog post, I discussed the advantages of title insuring your home for Fraud Protection, whether at the time of purchase or by purchasing an existing owner policy.1 While fraud protection is extremely relevant right now (consider the current media coverage on title fraud in Onta…View the post titled Five other reasons not to skip Title Insurance
Is it time to update your vaccination policy?
It’s been three long years of ever-changing expectations about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As governments and organizations are reassessing the cost/benefit analysis of risk reduction measures, mandatory vaccination policies are front and centre. Now that the Ontario government i…View the post titled Is it time to update your vaccination policy?
Understanding your Statutory Accident Benefits so you are fairly compensated
If you’re injured in a car accident, your insurer will place you into one of three Statutory Accident Benefit categories, based on the severity of your injury. The category you’re placed in determines the amount of money you can receive from medical/rehabilitative benefits. Your category als…View the post titled Understanding your Statutory Accident Benefits so you are fairly compensated
What to do immediately after a car crash
Motor vehicle collisions are traumatic. It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, scared and confused following a crash. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to remain calm and remember that your safety and the safety of other people are the top priority. Below are some gen…View the post titled What to do immediately after a car crash
2023 Ontario budget – Highlights for employers
On March 23, 2023, the Ontario government tabled its 2023 Budget. If passed, the Budget will address critical needs in the province, including Ontario’s labour shortage, particularly in sectors such as construction and health care. Highlights of particular interest to employer include:View the post titled 2023 Ontario budget – Highlights for employers
An employment lawyer’s review of an AI-drafted employment agreement
Along with what feels like every other person on the planet, I’ve been experimenting with ChatGPT. For the uninitiated, ChatGPT is an AI chat bot developed by OpenAI. I’m hardly an expert on the subject, but ChatGPT does not appear to “think” the way humans do. It is incapable of subjective …View the post titled An employment lawyer’s review of an AI-drafted employment agreement
My business suffered a ransomware attack. Should I pay?
Ransomware attacks have become an increasingly common threat for businesses of all sizes, and it is essential for your business to have a plan in place for how to respond if your organization is ever targeted. During the ransomware attack, among the most critical decisions that your business…View the post titled My business suffered a ransomware attack. Should I pay?
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