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By Stephen G. Ross, Andrew Yolles
In the recent trial decision of Costerus v. Kitchener (City), 2017 ONSC 6030, the City of Kitchener was held to be grossly negligent for failing to clear its sidewalks of ice, upon which the plaintiff slipped and injured herself.
By Tom Macmillan
The Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner will soon have a lot more data on actual or potential privacy breaches, thanks to a new regulation which affects health care providers.
By Alon Barda
A recent reconsideration decision from the Licence Appeal Tribunal in M.F.Z. v Aviva Insurance Canada has followed a FSCO decision and once again highlighted the importance of providing...
By Anita M. Varjacic, Gemma Healy-Murphy
The plaintiff's success on the negligence issues was short lived.
By Brian Sunohara
On appeal, the plaintiff argued that liability should have been found on the municipality.
By Tom Macmillan
The Court of Appeal indicated that the duty of good faith on insurers does not impose this obligation.
By Alon Barda
The conceptual interplay of physics and law was on display in the recent appeal case of Unifund Assurance Company v. ACE INA Insurance Company (2017 ONSC 3677).
By Nathaniel Dillon-Smith
Offers to settle can take a wide range of forms and can involve a variety of terms.
By Brian Sunohara
On September 19, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal released two decisions that have a profound impact on the automobile insurance industry: Cobb v. Long Estate, 2017 ONCA 717, and El-Khodr v. Lackie, 2017 ONCA 716.
By Stephen G. Ross, Julie DeWolf
Civil litigation lawyers are no strangers to slip-and-fall claims. As insurance defence counsel, many of our clients' insureds are commercial entities whose customers turned into plaintiffs.
By Kevin Adams
Earlier this year, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reconsidered social host liability issues in the context of a terrible car accident which left a young man a brain-injured quadriplegic.
By Stephen G. Ross
In July 2017, Justice Charney released a comprehensive decision following a lengthy trial in Gendron v. Thompson Fuels, 2017 ONSC 4009.
By Alon Barda
In Abyan v. Sovereign General Insurance Company (FSCO A16-003657, September 14, 2017) Arbitrator Benjamin Drory has released a surprising and unexpected decision finding that section 3...