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By Adam Tanel

(Published in OTLA's The Litigator, March 2015)

Products must be fit for their ordinary use or their primary purpose.

The Sale of Goods Act (SGA) was initially conceived as consumer rights legislation, meant to protect the masses from unscrupulous merchants. However, a survey of recent SGA decisions shows more sails than sales. That is to say that a plurality of reported SGA decisions deals with the sale of yachts, equestrian facilities and other less than “everyday-Joe” pursuits. 

Read full article: Actions under the Sale of Goods Act


Date: April 28, 2015

PIA Law will broadcast a free open forum to provide practical strategies to assist health care professionals in meeting the needs of their clients, getting paid, and dealing with “incurred”. This is an opportunity to ASK THE EXPERTS; leading adjusters, lawyers and accident benefits specialists tough questions.

Darcy Merkur and Barbara O'Gorman of Thomson, Rogers will be part of the experts panel.

Click on the following link to Register for PIA Law Practical Strategies Webinar


By Richard Halpern

I have read the article “Disjointed – A Look at Joint and Several Liability” published in the Q2-2014 MSA Quarterly Outlook Report.  The author is the “Insurance Bureau of Canada”, but no single author takes “credit” for the article.  The article continues on what I see as a repeating theme[1] from the insurance industry to push ill-considered reforms aimed at issues primarily of concern to the insurance industry, without due regard to the wider public interest or to the longer term consequences.  With this article, the IBC continues to look for reform in all the wrong places.


Date: April 16, 2015

Thomson, Rogers is proud to be a sponsor of the 9th Annual Personal Injury Charity Hockey Challenge.

For more information and to register, please click HERE

9th Annual PI Charity Hockey Challenge


As a proud founding member of PIA Law, Thomson, Rogers is honoured to have been recognized by SickKids as their Donor of the Week.

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Sick Kids honors PIA Law with Donor of the Week.


By Darcy Merkur

While litigation experts hired by a party to a lawsuit must comply with the comprehensive expert report rules set out in Rule 53.03 of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure, participant experts such as treating health practitioners and non-party experts such as those hired by a non-party insurer don’t need to comply with the rule in order to provide expert opinion evidence at trial, according to the Ontario Court of Appeal in its pragmatic and much-anticipated decision in Westerhof v. Gee.


Date: April 24 - 26, 2015

Each April, MADD Canada hosts its National Conference for Victims’ of Impaired Driving. Delegates from across Canada come together to share their experiences and honour those who have been killed or injured as a result of impaired driving. Victims/survivors who have lost loved ones or been injured themselves in impaired driving crashes come together to share their experiences.

Thomson, Rogers' partner, Leonard Kunka, along with member firms of PIA Law will be presenters at this year's conference.

For more information, please click here.

MADD Canada | Saving Lives, Supporting Victims



Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thomson, Rogers is proud to be a Silver sponsor of this year's Rehabilitation & Life Care Planning Symposium.

DMARehability Health Management Solutions, Ontario Brian Injury Association and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario have partnered once again to provide a one day symposium with a focus specifically on professional and ethical issues for the Life Care Planner.

For more information, please click here.