2nd Bi-Annual SickKids Symposium on Brain Injury in Children Conference

Richard Halpern will be speaking at the SickKids Brain Injury in Children Conference, on July 12th, 2011. It is a one-of-a-kind paediatric conference hosted by the SickKids Centre for Brain and Behaviour characterized by top quality speakers, interactive workshops, and the latest cutting edge research discoveries.

TORONTO: July 12 - 14, 2011
Four Seasons Hotel

Rocking Out at the 2011 Brain Injury Awareness Event

Live performance by The Jerry Stiff Band with guest singer Chris Brown at Nathan Phillips Square on June 16th, 2001, in support of Brain Injury Awareness.

Thomson, Rogers takes the Big Save Law Challenge

On Monday, June 20, 2011 Thomson, Rogers participated in the BIG SAVE blood clinic Kick Off event at the Air Canada Centre.

The event was a huge success. The Canadian Blood Services collected a total of 574 units of blood.

The challenge continues until July 30, 2011.

"It's in you to give . . ."



Barbara O'Gorman to speak at The Canadian Institute's Advanced Litigation Law Clerk Summit

Barbara O'Gorman will be speaking at Litigation Law Clerk Summit on August 10th, 2011 at the Pantages Hotel in Toronto. Barbara will discuss critical changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure that were implemented on January 1, 2010. For more information, please view the Litigation Law Clerk Summit Agenda.




Court of Appeal Confirms Insured is Not Limited to 1 Application for Catastrophic Impairment

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed an insured's right to re-apply for catastrophic impairment where there has been a material change in circumstances. In 2003, Co-Operators denied the insured's application for catastrophic impairment. The denial was not disputed within the 2 year limitation period set out in section 40(4) of the SABS. Six years later, the insured re-applied for catastrophic impairment. Co-Operators rejected the 2nd application on the basis of the 2003 denial and the insured'...


Attendant Care Incurred Under the New SABS

David MacDonald's article examines the insurer's obligation to pay family members for the attendant care they provide to injured loved ones for accidents occurring September 1, 2010 and following.

Read David MacDonald's article

Thomson Rogers makes a special donation to "Lawyers Feed the Hungry"

To Commemorate our 75th anniversary as a law firm, Managing Partner Alan Farrer (along with, from the left, Douglas Goudie, Kenneth Howie and Lawrence Mandel) presented a $75,000 donation to Malcolm Heins, the CEO of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a Trustee of the Law Society Foundation, which oversees the ...


Message from Mayor Rob Ford
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada

The Brain Injury Association of Canada, its partners and community of survivors, caregivers and health professionals, have designated June as National Brain Injury Awareness Month to highlight awareness on the effects and causes of acquired brain injury across Canada.

The Toronto 11th Annual event is set for Thursday, June 16th at Nathan Phillips Square from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. This year's event titled "The Cerebral Circus" promises great entertainment with Jugglers, Animators,...


Law Commission Concludes that Joint and Several Liability Should Remain

In October 2009 Richard Halpern of Thomson, Rogers appeared at a roundtable hosted by the Law Commission of Ontario on behalf of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Ontario Bar Association. The purpose of the roundtable was to consider requests by some interest groups to eliminate joint and several liability in the context of dealings under the Ontario Business Corporations Act. Any suggestion that joint and several liability be limited had...