Video Testimonial – Motorcycle Accident
When our client struck a train that was occupying a crossing on a dark country road, he was left a triple limb amputee. He found himself in a situation where he was unable to represent himself. Jim Mays stepped in to guarantee the best outcome for him. He tells his story here:View the post titled Video Testimonial – Motorcycle Accident
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…View the post titled R v. Comeau – Siskinds Lawyers Represent Canadian Consumers in the Supreme Court of Canada in “Free the Beer” Case
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 …View the post titled How Will My Personal Injury Settlement Affect My Family Law Separation or Divorce?
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…View the post titled Chris Collins comments on Globe & Mail article about insurance assessment firms and accident victim reports
$105,000 Fine for Failing to Comply
On November 24, 2017, the sole Director and Chief Executive Officer of Copper Cliff Metals and Wrecking Corp. pled guilty to one offence under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) for failing to comply with a Court Order. The corporation operated an approved waste disposal site in the Regi…View the post titled $105,000 Fine for Failing to Comply
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 …View the post titled Chris Collins comments on G&M article regarding independent medical examinations
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 …View the post titled Small Engine Importer Convicted Under The Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Video Testimonial – Rear End Collision
A rear-end collision that seemed relatively minor, turned into a permanent issue, a spinal disc herniation, for the person who was hit. After interviewing several lawyers, this person chose Jim Virtue and Rasha El-Tawil, who ensured he had a strong legal outcome. He tells his story here: htt…View the post titled Video Testimonial – Rear End Collision
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 …View the post titled Eritrean Refugees Can Sue for Slavery and Forced Labour, B.C. Court of Appeal Says
Linda Visser Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Representatives from Siskinds LLP, Sotos LLP & Koskie Minsky LLP have brought the issue of an uncoordinated process for multi-jurisdictional class action lawsuits to the attention of the Canadian Bar Association. Class action lawyer Linda Visser describes how the Canadian framework diff…View the post titled Linda Visser Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine
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