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  • Proposed Amendments to the Divorce Act: Introducing Bill C-78

    By: Ainsley Hunter Published: June 27,2018 Last month the federal Minister of Justice introduced Bill C-78 which amends legislation relevant to family law including the Divorce Act.  The Bill provides for extensive amendments that focus on the best interests of the child and increasing access...

  • City signs at Barrie parks raising questions about tobogganing

    By : Dan Dooley Published : Dec 29, 2015 Dan Dooley shares his view regarding the Negligence Act and the impact it can have on municipalities prohibiting sledding in their Barrie parks. Below is an excerpt, please read the full article on the Barrie Examiner website....

  • The Power of Narrative

    By: Dan Dooley Published: Oct 19, 2015 Dan Dooley spoke at Waverly/Wyevale United Church on Sunday, August 2, 2013 on “The Power of Narrative”. Below you will find the transcript from this speech: King Charles the First said “Rex est lex”. The full statement he...

  • The Ontario Court of Appeal Discusses Costs in Personal Injury Cases

    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released the important Costs decision of    Elbakhiet v. Palmer (“Palmer”). In Palmer the plaintiff claimed $1,900,000.00 in damages following a motor vehicle accident. The defendant made a Rule 49 offer to settle before trial for “$145,000.00, plus pre-judgment...

  • Gyorffy v. Drury Revisited

    By: Samantha Cain Published : Feb 9, 2015 In Ontario, an injured person can sue for general damages only if he/she meets an impairment threshold: he/she must have sustained a permanent serious impairment of an important physical, mental or psychological function, or a permanent serious disfigurement....

  • Ontario Court Appeal Rules – Insurer Denied Coverage w/ Expired Licsence

    Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision that is important to automobile insurers. While you may logically assume that insurance coverage is rightfully denied when the insured drives with an expired license, the Ontario Court of Appeal disagrees. The Court has ruled...