expert witnesses


  • Rule useful for obtaining expert reports faster

    Rule useful for obtaining expert reports faster

    Nov 12, 2018

    A rarely invoked procedural rule should be used more often to address the issue of late service of expert reports in civil litigation, said an Ontario Superior Court judge in a recent ruling.

  • Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’

    Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’

    Jul 30, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered the provincial Crown to pay costs to a representative plaintiff over actions taken during cross-examinations during a motion in the certification process of the proposed class action.

  • End use of ghostwriters in medical reports: lawyers

    End use of ghostwriters in medical reports: lawyers

    Jun 25, 2018

    Lawyers who act for plaintiffs in personal injury cases are calling for the end of the use of ghostwriters in the creation of expert medical reports.

  • Decision may impact insurers on policies

    Decision may impact insurers on policies

    Jun 25, 2018

    An Ontario Court of Appeal decision reversing a lower court ruling on a delayed long-term disability claim will likely send insurers back to the drawing board to revise their policies, say insurance and personal injury lawyers.

  • Threshold decision clarifies role of expert witnesses

    Threshold decision clarifies role of expert witnesses

    May 7, 2018

    A recent Ontario court decision saw a judge overrule a jury’s award to a woman involved in a motor vehicle crash because he felt the case didn’t meet the threshold for permanent and serious injury.

  • Former client suing family lawyer over report

    Former client suing family lawyer over report

    Mar 26, 2018

    A Whitby, Ont. man is suing his former family lawyer for allegedly failing to take proper steps to exclude a report written by an unqualified witness that contributed to him losing custody of his children.

  • Lawyers say expert bias still significant problem

    Lawyers say expert bias still significant problem

    Dec 4, 2017

    Personal injury lawyers say a recent arbitrator’s decision is a strong rebuke of expert bias that highlights the problem of professionally paid experts in insurance dispute cases.

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