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Thomson, Rogers is proud to congratulate partner Darcy Merkur on being elected to a three year term on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association's Board of Directors.



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The Durham district high school teachers' strike has frustrated many students and parents, prompting some to consider a class-action lawsuit against the teachers. Alan Farrer, managing partner at Thomson, Rogers, comments on the legality of the strike and the chances of parents and students securing a successful outcome.



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Stacey Stevens, partner at Thomson, Rogers was published in a recent issue of The Lawyers Weekly. Her article offers important insight regarding the difference between possession and ownership when it comes to determining vicarious liability for owners under the Highway Traffic Act – and why it’s important to consider both sides of the story. 



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Before you hit the ATV trails this long weekend, have a listen to Wendy Moore Mandel, personal injury lawyer, on Moose FM 93.5 Haliburton Radio as she discusses the risks involved with ATVing, as well as what rights an individual has if injured.



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Originally Posted on torontosun.com
May 7, 2015

Sloan Mandel, partner at Thomson, Rogers along with members of the Personal Injury Alliance, sisters Shannon and Erica Deering and other accident victims were at Queen’s Park yesterday protesting against Insurance rule changes. Specifically, the government’s proposal to slash the maximum amount a person can claim for a catastrophic injury from $2 million to $1 million.



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Thomson, Rogers is proud to announce that we’ve once again been named one of Canada’s Top  Personal Injury Firms, as chosen by Canadian Lawyer magazine. Selected from a long list of personal injury firms across Canada, this recognition is quite an honour for us. Particulary so, as we have been so honoured in every year that the magazine has announced recipients since the award was created in 2011.



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Original Post on PIA Law

The government is proposing changes to auto insurance that would significantly reduce the benefits available to those who have been catastrophically impaired. Contact your local MPP and start a conversation. Following is a list of the facts your MPP needs to hear from you:
 



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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



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