Meryl Rodrigues presented an in-firm seminar for our lawyers and students this morning on Pleadings. Meryl addressed several issues to consider when preparing a statement of defence, including: Examining whether the client was properly named; Checking if the claim was issued in time; Assessing whether the court has jurisdiction; Seeing if other entities need to […]
An article by Athina Ionita on the exclusive jurisdiction of the Licence Appeal Tribunal over statutory accident benefits disputes has been published in Ontario Accident Benefit Case Summaries, a LexisNexis publication. The article can be found here.
We’d like to extend a very warm welcome to our new articling students! Emmanuel Couture-Tremblay, Nasra Esak, Taya Rosenberg, and Katrina Taibi started with the firm this week. Congratulations to our new students on completing law school and entering the next phase of their journeys to becoming lawyers!
The case of Butterfield v. Intact Insurance Company, 2022 ONSC 4060, involves a duty to defend application against an insurer. The applicant, who has schizophrenia, suffered a psychotic episode while at a firearms store. He stabbed the store owner in the honest but deluded belief that he was defending himself and/or his family. The applicant […]
By J. Nicholas Fernandes Overview The Occupiers’ Liability Act places a positive duty on occupiers to take such care as is reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that persons entering upon their premises are reasonably safe when doing so. The duty of care in each case is fact specific and takes into consideration, amongst other things, […]
In Grewal v. Peel Mutual Insurance Company, 2022 ONSC 4082, the Divisional Court confirmed that an appeal in a regulatory proceeding, such as a matter before the Licence Appeal Tribunal, must wait until there is a final determination of the claim. The matter in issue involved a statutory accident benefits dispute. The claimant sought to […]