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We are pleased to announce that our partner, Richard Halpern, is a recipient of one of the Ontario Bar Association's 2015 Distinguished Service Awards. The presentation will take place in April.
By Darcy Merkur
There is absolutely nothing improper with counsel's practice of reviewing draft expert reports, according to the Ontario Court of Appeal in its hotly anticipated January 29th decision in Moore v. Getahun et al (2015) ONCA 55 (OCA).
In fact, the Ontario Court of Appeal in Moore went further to say that draft reports, including notes of consultations between experts and counsel are now subject to a qualified litigation privilege - a privilege that can be disregarded by the Court only in extreme circumstances where the opposing lawyer establishes a factual foundation to alllege improper influence.
Citizens are crying foul after the City of Hamilton posted signs at popular tobogganing spots warning that sledding was banned and violators would be fined up to $5,000. Cash strapped municipalities say they don't want to be grinches, but they just can't afford to expose themselves to potential lawsuits. The Agenda asks if this is creating a liability chill, and if our court system has lost touch with reality.
Despite OSOT’s acknowledgement that attendant care can be provided remotely, there has been no authoritative jurisprudence on the subject until the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the case of Shawnoo v. Certas Direct Insurance Company, 2014 ONSC 7014.
By: Alan Farrer
The Ontario Court of Appeal released its much anticipated decision in Moore v. Getahun.
One day can change the world. World Aids Day - December 1st.
Thomson, Rogers has been a proud supporter of Give a Day since 2007.
Give a Day challenges each Canadian, particularly those in the medical and legal communities, to recognize World AIDS Day by giving one day’s pay to the fight against HIV.
Give a Day runs workplace and community campaigns in Canada encouraging donations to two worthy recipient organizations – the Stephen Lewis Foundation and Dignitas International. The money donated to these organizations is put towards the funding of grassroots programs in Africa ranging from preventative education to school funding for orphans.
World AIDS Day takes place annually on December 1st. For more information and to donate please visit www.giveaday.ca
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