Personal injury

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

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

Decision mean insurer 'cannot rescind a contract prior to a loss,' says lawyer

Decision mean insurer 'cannot rescind a contract prior to a loss,' says lawyer

Insurance bureau supporting attempt to take the matter to SCC

Judge considers ‘hard-ball’ approach by defendant in costs award

Judge considers ‘hard-ball’ approach by defendant in costs award

‘This is of course a fully defensible position for the defendant to take, but it may have concomitant consequences,’ judge says