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Published on: 15 Dec 2017 By ,

Peter Dillon Featured in Franchise Law Journal – Canada’s Developing Franchise Jurisprudence

The Franchise Law Journal is a respected collection of franchising news, published seasonally by the American Bar Association. Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon was recently featured in the winter 2017 edition for his article Canada: It’s Like Watching A Car Crash in Slow Motion. With homage to …

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Published on: 11 Dec 2017 By

R v. Comeau – Siskinds Lawyers Represent Canadian Consumers in the Supreme Court of Canada in “Free the Beer” Case

On December 6 and 7, I appeared alongside my Siskinds colleagues Paul Bates and Ron Podolny in the Supreme Court of Canada for the hearing of R v. Comeau. Siskinds represented the Interveners Consumers Council of Canada (“CCC”), Canada’s leading general interest consumer advocacy organizatio…

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Published on: 6 Dec 2017 By ,

How Will My Personal Injury Settlement Affect My Family Law Separation or Divorce?

When a personal injury matter settles, there are two primary ways the settlement can be paid out for an adult claimant: a lump sum cash payment, or a structured settlement. A structured settlement is created when some or all of a personal injury settlement is deposited with a life insurance …

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Published on: 6 Dec 2017 By

Chris Collins comments on Globe & Mail article about insurance assessment firms and accident victim reports

The Globe and Mail has written another article about abusive practices in insurer’s examinations. The article has the headline, “Insurance assessment firms altered, ghostwrote accident victim reports“. A couple of the problems the article covers, are assessors taking comments out…

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Published on: 2 Dec 2017 By

Chris Collins comments on G&M article regarding independent medical examinations

Don’t accept insurer’s examinations without question: “Doctors are taking in millions of dollars a year by putting their names to accident injury reports for the insurance industry. Some of these reports unfairly discredit injury claims, leaving victims intimidated and exhausted.” Thanks to …

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Published on: 30 Nov 2017 By

Small Engine Importer Convicted Under The Canadian Environmental Protection Act

A Canadian importer of small engines was recently convicted for violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (“CEPA”). The convictions were under 153(1)(b) and 154 of the Act and require that imported engines conform to certain standards which are set out in the regulations. The crux …

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Published on: 24 Nov 2017 By

Eritrean Refugees Can Sue for Slavery and Forced Labour, B.C. Court of Appeal Says

It is rare to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the common law using human rights principles. Araya v Nevsun Resources Ltd., a case that I, colleagues at Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP (CFM) and Toronto lawyer James Yap prosecute, is the rare opportunity to do so …

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