Aidan Macnab

Aidan Macnab

Aidan Macnab is acting associate editor for Canadian Lawyer and a graduate of the Ryerson School of Journalism. He has also attended the University of Regina. He has written for the Eyeopener, the Ryersonian, the Carillon (U of R paper), the Plaid Zebra (online lifestyle magazine), and Street Voices. Click here to contact him by email. 

 
 

 

Ontario court rules cap on general damages does not apply to sexual abuse

Ontario court rules cap on general damages does not apply to sexual abuse

Rationale behind cap for other personal injury cases doesn’t apply to sexual abuse, say lawyers

Man discharged from his fourth bankruptcy

Man discharged from his fourth bankruptcy

Only other fourth-time discharge had 15-year suspension, says lawyer

Court of Appeal rules auto insurer not liable for parental negligence claim stemming from accident

Court of Appeal rules auto insurer not liable for parental negligence claim stemming from accident

Decision further narrows liability coverage for negligent parent claims, says lawyer

Delays plaguing personal injury class actions

Delays plaguing personal injury class actions

Law Commission report on class actions indicates widespread frustration with slothful court system

Court of Appeal affirms supremacy of Licence Appeal Tribunal

Court of Appeal affirms supremacy of Licence Appeal Tribunal

A claim an insurer breached its good faith duty was dismissed

Ontario government consultation looks at simplified procedure

Ontario government consultation looks at simplified procedure

Lawyers are suggesting changing the simplified rules by increasing the limit to $200,000 and eliminating juries

Ontario court dismisses libel action brought by Allstate Insurance

Ontario court dismisses libel action brought by Allstate Insurance

A former employee accused the company of discriminatory practices and claimed she was fired as a result

New federal corporate rules raise privacy alarm bells

New federal corporate rules raise privacy alarm bells

Amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act will require private companies to register “individuals with significant control.”

Criminal Lawyers Association launches old-robe clothing drive

Criminal Lawyers Association launches old-robe clothing drive

The Criminal Lawyers Association has launched a clothing drive to collect used barrister gowns at its spring conference in June and is calling on its peers to help save young lawyers the more-than-$500 investment.

Driver excluded from insurance plan sues for damages, loses

Driver excluded from insurance plan sues for damages, loses

The Ontario Superior Court has dismissed a motor vehicle accident claim brought by a plaintiff who was uninsured for his injuries after signing an excluded driver endorsement in the family insurance policy.