August 31, 2020
We’re delighted to welcome our newest articling students to the firm, Angeline Bellehumeur, Athina Ionita, and Christopher MacDonald. Congratulations to Angeline, Athina, and Christopher on completing law school! We hope that you have a fulfilling articling term. You’ll be full-fledged lawyers before you know it!
August 28, 2020
At our weekly firm meeting, Chris MacDonald presented the case of Lamb v. Co-Operators General Insurance Co., 2020 ONSC 4955. This case concerned a motion brought by Co-Operators for summary judgment involving an unidentified vehicle claim by the plaintiff, Lamb. The court considered whether there was a triable issue on whether the plaintiff took reasonable […]
August 27, 2020
Rogers Partners LLP is pleased to announce that the following lawyers have been named in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada: Stephen Ross, Kevin Adams, Anita Varjacic, Brian Sunohara, and David Rogers.
August 26, 2020
By Andrew Yolles Since the proliferation of adverse costs insurance through the legal industry over the last few years, there have been a handful of decisions in Ontario dealing with a plaintiff’s disclosure obligations with respect to such insurance policies. Generally speaking, adverse costs insurance, sometimes referred to as “Adverse Costs Protection” or “After-the-Event Insurance,” […]
August 25, 2020
The court has discretion on whether to permit a summary judgment motion to proceed prior to a motion for certification in a class action. In Belec v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, 2020 ONSC 4961, Justice R. Smith outlined the following factors to consider, as determined in a previous decision: whether the motion will […]
August 24, 2020
A person who operates a motor vehicle is not permitted to engage in a “race” or a “speed test”. Doing so is a breach of a statutory condition in the standard Ontario Automobile Policy. In Vyas v. Brown, 2020 ONSC 4916, Justice O’Brien noted that the case law indicates that a “race” is a “contest involving […]