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Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse

Written by on February 21, 2018.

What is Elder Abuse? [1] Several millennia have passed since, according to the Book of Genesis, Jacob and his mother, Rebecca, conspired to trick Isaac who was, according to biblical scholars, by then an ailing and blind 130 year old man. They tricked him into believing that Jacob was his brother, Esau, thereby securing for Jacob an inheritance that was to go to Esau. Things worked out rather well for Jacob, what with his 12 sons, one of whom, with his multi-hued coat, inspired a musical. Thin...

Video Testimonial – Insurance

Written by on November 09, 2017.

Our client suffered from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), causing her to take time off work due to the pressure in her chest. The insurance company limited her compensation. Civil litigation lawyer, Dagmara Wozniak, provided the legal support that our client needed to feel comfortable in the court room. She tells her story here: [embed][/e...

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Written by on March 07, 2017.

In the context of a personal injury claim, alternative dispute resolution (also referred to as “ADR”), is a means for the parties to discuss a settlement of the claim without the need for a trial.  The term ADR can refer to mediation, arbitration or even formal settlement discussions.  ADR is becoming an increasingly popular approach to resolving personal injury cases in Ontario. In most cases, the parties’ participation in ADR is voluntary.  A common form of ADR is mediation.  Medi...

Finding and Serving those Anonymous Bloggers

Written by on January 09, 2015.

In a previous article published on this website, the strict limitation periods associated with a defamation action were discussed; particularly, the six week period for a Notice of Libel and the three month period for the commencement of an action in defamation, as is required under sections 5 and 6 of the Libel and Slander Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.12 of Ontario. The problem that has occurred for some is that the Internet and online defamatory comments can be posted by, and usually are posted...

The Trillium Drug Program: Managing the Cost of Prescription Drugs

Written by on September 12, 2014.

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 accident.  They are incapacitated, and need help to access all the benefits available to support them.  The Ontario Trillium Drug Program is one such benefit. Serious financial issues arise out of...

Repairer and Storer’s Liens: Not just for mechanics!

Written by on January 25, 2013.

Are you having a dispute with a repairer over the cost of a repair? Has someone registered a lien against your car and you don’t know what to do? You may have recourse under the Repair and Storage Liens Act.[1] When people think of repair and storage liens (if they think of them at all) they probably think of mechanics and car repairs. While it’s true that a mechanic can have a repair or storage lien on a car, the Repair and Storage Liens Act, (‘The Act’) has a much broader applicatio...