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Stages of A Personal Injury Claim – Examinations for Discovery

As a personal injury claim progresses, all parties must exchange relevant documentary evidence through an affidavit of documents. The next stage is examinations for discovery, wherein each party has an opportunity to ask other, opposing parties about the claim in detail, and the evidence that supports their position. What happens at examinations for discovery As […]

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Winter Slip and Fall Claims Against Municipalities

Last week, we discussed occupiers’ liability for winter slip and fall accidents. In many circumstances, a slip and fall will happen on municipal property, such as public sidewalks. Although still considered an occupier, it can also be more challenging to succeed in a winter slip and fall claims against municipalities. Municipal liability for winter slip […]

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Occupiers’ Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents

Winter weather increases the risk of slip and fall accidents, especially if sidewalks or driveways are not kept clear of snow and ice. Last summer, we discussed occupiers’ liability in the context of accidents at the cottage, and who might be legally responsible if anyone was injured due to unsafe conditions. If someone suffers a […]

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Legal Implications of the Uber Data Breach

Following the US and Australia, the Canadian privacy commissioner is launching an investigation in to last year’s data breach at Uber that impacted over three quarters of a million Canadians. Uber data breach and cover up In late 2016, hackers stole personal information from 57 million Uber drivers and users around the world, including contact […]

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Will There Be Legal Consequences for Big Sugar?

Big Sugar is facing increasing scrutiny as evidence mounts that they terminated research that linked sugar with cancer and heart disease. Similarly to big tobacco, there may be legal consequences if sugar industry groups actively suppressed information showing their products to be harmful. Sugar industry research and Project 259 In 1968, the Sugar Research Foundation […]

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Ontario is Cracking Down With New Distracted Driving Laws

This September, the Ontario government announced new distracted driving laws with tougher penalties for anyone convicted of a distracted driving offence. Distracted driving is a growing danger to other road usersĀ  In Toronto, pedestrians and cyclists are at risk from distracted drivers. Earlier this year, we reviewed distracted driving laws in Ontario, and the types […]

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Your Claim – Am I Under Surveillance?

In personal injury claims, it is perfectly legal, and not uncommon, for an insurance company to use surveillance techniques to see whether a claimant actually has the same injuries and limitations they are alleging to have suffered. Any significant discrepancies between your reported injuries and what is observed under surveillance can have a negative impact […]

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