litigation


  • Discipline launched after fees allegedly paid

    Discipline launched after fees allegedly paid

    Dec 4, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada has initiated discipline proceedings against a Brampton, Ont. lawyer for allegedly agreeing to pay a Florida-based company for referrals. LSUC investigators have claimed that lawyer John D’Alimonte has been involved in an arrangement in which he or his firm — the Merricks Law Group — agreed to pay a Florida-based medical and legal referral service called 1-800-Ask-Gary for referrals.

  • Need to retain original wills emphasized

    Need to retain original wills emphasized

    Nov 27, 2017

    An Ontario judge has found that a deceased woman, who had a $7-million estate, did not mean to revoke her will that made a retirement home’s foundation her beneficiary.

  • Flaws have emerged in new LAT

    Flaws have emerged in new LAT

    Nov 27, 2017

    It has been just more than a year and a half since responsibility for adjudicating accident benefits disputes was transferred to the Licence Appeal Tribunal, which decides on claims and licensing regulations involving a number of provincial ministries.

  • Corrections found negligent for beating

    Corrections found negligent for beating

    Nov 20, 2017

    Correctional Service Canada has been found to be negligent in the severe beating of an inmate because he was placed in a unit with serious offenders and also as a result of staff failing to follow established security protocols.

  • Kenora lawyer launches $7-million lawsuit against LSUC

    Kenora lawyer launches $7-million lawsuit against LSUC

    Nov 20, 2017

    A Kenora lawyer has launched a $7-million lawsuit against the Law Society of Upper Canada, claiming the provincial regulator maliciously prosecuted him.

  • Judge strikes lawyer’s claim against firm

    Judge strikes lawyer’s claim against firm

    Nov 20, 2017

    An Ontario judge has struck a lawyer’s wrongful dismissal claim against his former firm in a decision that lawyers say shows even practitioners need legal representation.

  • Correcting Corrections

    Nov 20, 2017

    Law Times reports that Correctional Service Canada has been found to be negligent in the severe beating of an inmate. The ruling in Fontenelle v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 ONSC 6604, comes after the attack on the inmate at Millhaven Institution, a maximum-security facility in Ontario.

  • Legal expenses insurance assists with access to justice

    Legal expenses insurance assists with access to justice

    Nov 13, 2017

    The legal profession should renew its focus on legal expenses insurance as the product slowly but steadily gains traction in Canada, says the former head of the Canadian Bar Association’s access to justice committee. John Sims headed the committee in late 2013 when the CBA announced its aim to have 75 per cent of middle-income Canadians covered by legal insurance by 2030.

  • Ontario court finds disability claim was time-barred

    Ontario court finds disability claim was time-barred

    Nov 13, 2017

    Ontario lawmakers should force insurers to notify claimants of the limitation period to challenge denials after the province’s appeal court ruled companies that fail to provide such a warning do not breach their duty of good faith to customers, according to a Kitchener, Ont. personal injury lawyer.

  • Insurer ordered to pay plaintiffs’ entire legal bill

    Insurer ordered to pay plaintiffs’ entire legal bill

    Nov 13, 2017

    A Toronto lawyer says insurers should factor in the risk of additional expenses when denying coverage after a judge awarded two plaintiffs full indemnity costs following their success in court.

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