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Published on: 25 Nov 2014 By

What should you do if you’ve been injured outside of Ontario? An update on Club Resorts Ltd v Van Breda

Introduction A motor vehicle accident is a stressful event, but if you are involved in one outside of your home province it can be even more confusing. If legal action is necessary to get the compensation you deserve, it isn’t always immediately clear if you should sue in Ontario or in the p…

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Published on: 12 Sep 2014 By

The Trillium Drug Program: Managing the Cost of Prescription Drugs

Serious financial issues arise out of serious injuries. Difficulties with income, money management, cost of care, and cost of medication, go hand in hand with serious injury, and an inability to work. In many instances Siskinds LLP represents individuals who have been seriously injured in an…

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Published on: 29 May 2014 By ,

Providing Expert Opinion: be the best witness you can be

Providing expert evidence is an essential part of the legal system, Judges and Juries place significant weight on your opinion. This article outlines the legal duties of an expert and suggests some strategies for making the best presentation in court. Overview The purpose of a trial is to al…

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Published on: 28 Apr 2014 By

Concussions: No Longer Just “Getting Your Bell Rung”

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. It will most likely occur from a direct or indirect blow to the head, face, jaw, or at the junction of the skull and neck. Stated otherwise, a concussion is caused by either a direct blow to the head or to another body region resulting in an abrupt a…

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Published on: 20 Jan 2014 By

Withdrawal of Life Support: What does the Cuthbertson and Rubenfeld v. Rasouli decision mean for patients and families?

The family of a patient requiring life support struggles with painful decisions over life and death. The difficulty of these decisions is intensified when the patient’s substitute decision-maker (usually a close family member) and attending physicians disagree as to whether life sustaining m…

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Published on: 18 Dec 2013 By ,

Court of Appeal confirms that civil damages for bodily harm intentionally inflicted cannot be discharged by bankruptcy.

Rasha El-Tawil and Michael Polvere argued a successful appeal before the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Dickerson v. 1610396 Ontario Inc. and Radcliffe, 2013 ONCA 653 (MacFarland, Watt and Epstein, JJ.A.), regarding the application of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act on damages suffered for…

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