Delays plaguing personal injury class actions

Law Times logo 150x46 The Law Commission of Ontario recently released a report evaluating the effectiveness of the Class Proceedings Act and found that delays are plaguing the process. “The biggest problem in litigation, both personal injury and class action, is delay,” says Darcy Merkur, a personal injury lawyer and partner at Thomson Rogers Lawyers in Toronto. Delays are … Continued

Electronic Insurance Slips Now Possible for Ontario Drivers

electronic insurance slips in ontario As of September 5, 2019, Ontario drivers are permitted to carry their pink insurance slips electronically rather than having to rummage through the glove box to find a paper copy after being pulled over by the police. This follows the Government’s Putting Driver’s First plan set forth in the 2019 Budget and its goal to … Continued

Best Lawyers in Canada 2020

best lawyers in canada 2020 We are proud to announce that 13 Thomson Rogers partners have been selected for inclusion in the 14th Edition of The Best LawyersTM in Canada. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.  Lawyers are not required or … Continued

Steve Mesic inquest explores 41 decisive and fatal seconds

Steve Mesic was shot and killed in June 2013. An inquest into the former steelworker’s death was led by Carr Hatch..   In his closing questions before Hamilton Police Const. Michael McLellan left the stand at the inquest into the death of a man he shot, Steve Mesic, lawyer Carr Hatch posed a scenario. Hatch asked … Continued