December 31, 2021
From all of us at Rogers Partners, best wishes for the new year! We hope everyone stays safe and healthy.
December 30, 2021
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a decision in which a pollution exclusion in a commercial general liability policy was found to not negate the insurer’s duty to defend. In Hemlow Estate v. Co-operators General Insurance Company, 2021 ONCA 908, John Hemlow, a mechanical contractor, opened a valve to a pipe containing pressurized ammonia. The […]
December 24, 2021
This year seems to have flown by! Rogers Partners wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
December 23, 2021
The decision in Singh et al v. Mann et al, 2021 ONSC 8249, addresses whether a Pierringer Agreement needs to be disclosed. The non-settling defendants sought disclosure of a Pierringer Agreement redacted for quantum. The plaintiffs and the settling defendants argued that the non-settling defendants are only entitled to disclosure of the essential terms of […]
December 22, 2021
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently issued a Notice to the Profession and Public in response to the Omicron variant. Jury trials will not commence in any court location until February 7, 2022. The decision to continue trials that are in progress will be made by the presiding judge, taking into account the position […]
December 21, 2021
In Birhane v. Wong et al, 2021 ONSC 8024, the court dismissed a motion for an oral discovery of a non-party. The plaintiff sued the defendant physicians for medical negligence. A key issue in the lawsuit is whether the plaintiff provided consent for the procedure in question. The plaintiff’s facility with the English language is in […]