personal injury


  • Malpractice decision explores the importance of framing doctor-patient relationships in court

    Malpractice decision explores the importance of framing doctor-patient relationships in court

    Aug 27, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge decided this month that a doctor had a fiduciary duty to disclose changes in a research study to a patient that died after a voluntary heart procedure.

  • Personal injury lawyers turn to litigation financing

    Personal injury lawyers turn to litigation financing

    Jul 23, 2018

    Lawyers who represent plaintiffs in smaller personal injury firms say they are turning to specialized litigation financing to fund disbursements and expert witnesses, as well as other expenses.

  • Lawyer gets reprimand for advertising violation

    Lawyer gets reprimand for advertising violation

    Jun 11, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario has come to a disciplinary agreement with a Brampton, Ont.-based lawyer regarding his advertising practices and an agreement he made to pay a Florida-based company for referrals.

  • Duty of care must be scrutinized, says OCA

    Duty of care must be scrutinized, says OCA

    May 14, 2018

    The full extent or scope of any duty of care that is owed by a defendant must be carefully scrutinized when deciding what types of damages may apply to this duty, the Ontario Court of Appeal has stressed in a class action case related to the 2008 listeriosis outbreak.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Artificial intelligence to impact personal injury law

    Artificial intelligence to impact personal injury law

    Nov 27, 2017

    The term artificial intelligence was first coined by a math professor in the United States in 1955 and initially developed as an academic discipline. In recent years, rapid technological changes have led to major developments in the field and “machine learning systems” are likey to have impacts across the board, including the legal profession.

  • Some Alternative Business Structures approved

    Some Alternative Business Structures approved

    Oct 2, 2017

    Some personal injury lawyers are concerned that new Alternative Business Structure initiatives approved by the Law Society of Upper Canada are the beginning of a slippery slope toward non-lawyer ownership of law firms. LSUC benchers approved a motion at their September meeting to allow non-profits and charities to provide legal services through practitioners.

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