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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages – Punitive and aggravated damages

This article on punitive and aggravated 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 asse…

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Published on: 18 Nov 2021 By

Notice periods – What you need to know if you have been injured as a result of snow and ice

It is that time of year again when freezing temperatures will create dangerous conditions on walkways and roadways. Ice and snow increase the risk of pedestrian slip and falls and motor vehicle collisions. Property owners and occupiers must adhere to their obligations under the Occupiers’ Li…

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Published on: 15 Oct 2021 By

Ontario Court releases merits decision in medical malpractice class action

After years of litigation, a medical malpractice class action has been decided on its merits. On September 15, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court released its common issues trial decision in Levac v. James, 2021 ONSC 5971. The class action resulted in the plaintiff achieving complete success a…

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Published on: 4 Oct 2021 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages and Family Law Act damages

This article about damages for Family Law Act (FLA) claimants 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 between individual…

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Published on: 27 Sep 2021 By

We don’t get paid unless you do – a guide to contingency fee agreements

High fees are often one of the first things that come to mind when hiring a lawyer. Most lawyers bill hundreds of dollars for every hour of work and pursuing a matter to the end of trial can take hundreds of hours, if not more. The cost of competent legal representation should not be a...

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Published on: 7 Sep 2021 By

Attendant care benefits and the trivialization of women’s work

Caregiving is often performed by women and is considered women’s work. It is also undervalued and unpaid. The way automobile insurers determine how care providers are (or are not) paid illustrates and perpetuates this problem. Attendant care benefits may be available to those who have sustai…

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Published on: 27 May 2021 By

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…

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Published on: 28 Apr 2021 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages – past and future expenses including health care costs

This article on past and future expenses including health care costs 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 …

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Published on: 23 Mar 2021 By

Vicarious liability of school boards for sexual assault by teachers

“Vicarious liability” is a legal concept which can cause employers to be held accountable for the negligent and, in some cases, intentional misconduct of their employees. The possibility of a finding of vicarious liability is intended to act as a deterrent to ensure employers put systems in …

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