Enforcement the Key to a Lawyer Referral Fee Cap

The Lawyer's Daily | by Darcy Merkur | April 25, 2017

The end to excessive lawyer referral fees may be as near as April 27 when the Law Society of Upper Canada will vote on capping referral fees paid to all referring lawyers/paralegals for referral arrangements entered into on or after May 1, 2017. The proposed cap would be a cap of 15 per cent of … Continued

Meet Darcy Merkur – Personal Injury Lawyer

Watch this short biography video and get to know personal injury lawyer Darcy Merkur, a partner with the Toronto law firm of Thomson, Rogers. Learn about the person behind the lawyer – why he chose law and what he is passionate about. Darcy handles a multitude of complex, serious personal injury cases on behalf of … Continued

Meet Craig Brown – Personal Injury Lawyer

Watch this short biography video and get to know personal injury lawyer Craig Brown, a partner with the Toronto law firm of Thomson, Rogers. Learn about the person behind the lawyer – why he chose law and what he is passionate about. Craig has helped hundreds of clients achieve lucrative awards for brain and spinal … Continued

Event: Hamilton ABI Conference PIA Cocktail Party

Event Date: May 4, 2017
PIA Hamilton ABI Conference Cocktail Party 2017 thumbnail Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Southwest Ballroom Join the law firms of PIA Law at the Hamilton ABI post-conference cocktail party. For those wishing to attend, please visit one of the PIA firms’ booths on May 4th to receive your VIP Access Pass. Hope to … Continued

Event: Practical Strategies Webinar: June 1st In Review

Event Date: June 1, 2017
Practical Strategies Webinar 2017 Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am Cost: FREE This Practical Strategies webinar, hosted by the law firms of PIA Law, is designed to provide health care professionals and lawyers with important updates on the SABS changes. This webinar will be lead by a panel of experienced personal injury lawyers and … Continued

Event: 2017 Acquired Brain Injury Provincial Conference

Event Date: November 1, 2017
OBIA ABI Provincial Conference 2017 image 15x72 Thomson, Rogers is proud to be the Diamond Sponsor of the 2017 Acquired Brain Injury Provincial Conference hosted by the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA). in collaboration with participating Community Associations. As a diamond sponsor, Thomson, Rogers is helping offset the registration cost for Survivors and Family members. This year’s conference theme is ‘Making a … Continued

Social Host Liability Case Must Go To Trial

Law Times | by Alex Robinson, commentary by Leonard Kunka | March 20, 2017

Law Times logo 150x46 Lawyers say a recent Ontario Superior Court decision leaves the door open for a possible finding of social host liability in certain circumstances. In Wardak v. Froom, the defendants, Stephen and Carol Froom, held a party for their son, Graeme, celebrating his 19th birthday in 2011. The plaintiff, Dean Wardak, who was 18 at the time, … Continued

Judge Condemns Practice of Ghostwriting Expert Reports

by Stephen M. Birman | March 10th 2017

Doctor Writing Report Defence medical assessments are a fact of life for Plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. Most injured accident victims dislike the idea of attending these assessments with medical experts retained by the defendant’s insurance companies. As lawyers, we frequently hear from clients who call us in frustration with complaints that the medical expert had pre-determined his/her … Continued

Crucial to Submit Disability Certificates (OCF-3) Early

Disability Certificate (OCF-3) image Why it is NOW crucial to complete and submit a Disability Certificate (OCF-3) ASAP – An important message for hospital providers. Traditionally, we have explained to hospital providers that while it was best for patients to submit their Accident Benefit documents (i.e. Application and Disability Certificate) to their accident benefit insurer ASAP, there was no serious … Continued

McGibbon hotel reconstruction opposition voice support for settlement

Independent Free Press | by Kathryn Boyle, Jeff Wilker comments | February 23, 2017

The Independent Free Press logo 150 x 56 Town staff have come up with what they describe as a ‘win-win’ for Silvercreek Commercial Builders and concerned residents when it comes to the McGibbon reconstruction. During a special council meeting on Feb. 22, Halton Hills solicitor Jeff Wilker presented to council in a public forum the legalities of the settlement between the town and … Continued

‘Ghostwriting’ Prohibited in Court

TorontoSun.com | by Darcy Merkur | February 18, 2017

Toronto Sun thumbnail Does Donald Trump author all of his own tweets? Is it wrong if he doesn’t write them all himself? While the U.S. president and other politicians and celebrities can have representatives speak on their behalf, an expert witness in the courtroom does not have that right. Rather, a court expert must be the sole author … Continued

The Motorcycle Show Toronto 2017

February 17-19, 2017 | Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

The Motorcycle Show Toronto Logo It might be winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your first Sunday ride with friends. Whether you’re a casual rider or could cruise for days on end, you’ll love The Toronto Motorcycle Show. From February 17th to 19th you can find the personal injury lawyers from Thomson, Rogers among the show’s exhibitors … Continued

Glen Williams residents likely to be disappointed at upcoming OMB development hearing

Independent Free Press | by Graeme Grisque, Jeff Wilker mentioned | February 16, 2017

The Independent Free Press logo 150 x 56 Residents in Glen Williams remain unhappy with a recent decision by council to allow an unpopular residential development in the Halton Hills hamlet to move forward. The 31-home development by Eden Oak Creditview Heights Inc., currently under review by Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), met stiff resistance at a Jan. 24 special meeting of council at … Continued

Event: 2017 BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle

Event Date: June 14, 2017
Mix & Mingle Event Please join us at the 2017 BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle networking event, “Celebrating Partnerships”. This event is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto. In addition to being a networking event, the 2017 BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle helps raise awareness of brain injury and … Continued

Icewave 2017 in Support of SickKids Foundation

On Saturday, February 10th, 2017 at Beachblast Toronto the Thomson, Rogers’ team, lead by personal injury lawyer Carr Hatch, participated in the 2017 Icewave Volleyball Tournament in support of Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids Foundation. The tournament is over, however, there are more than 800 children in treatment for cancer alone at SickKids Hospital that need help. Many … Continued

PIA Law 2017 Platinum Sponsor of Brain Injury Society of Toronto

As a founding member of PIA Law, Thomson, Rogers is proud to announce that we are a 2017 Platinum Sponsor of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST). The Brain Injury Society of Toronto depends on funds from donations, sponsorship fees and fundraising events in order to provide a variety of programs and services to its … Continued

Clarity on prejudgment interest but not deductible

The Lawyers Weekly | by Darcy Merkur | February 2017

Clarity on prejudgment interest but not deductible by personal injury lawyer Darcy Merkur The debate over whether ongoing Ontario personal injury automobile claims are impacted by recent legislative amendments received some clarity recently, at least when it comes to the issue of prejudgment interest. However, the dispute over the application of annually increasing statutory deductibles to ongoing personal injury automobile claims remains. Ontario motor vehicle accident victims involved … Continued

Event: Getting to CAT: Best Practices for Dealing with Adult Traumatic Brain Injury

Hamilton Health Sciences Centre | January 27, 2017

Event Date: January 27, 2017
TR Speaks - Stacey Stevens presents at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre Stacey Stevens, a personal injury lawyer and a partner with Thomson, Rogers, will be presenting, “Getting to CAT: Best Practices for Dealing with Adult TBI in the New SABS Regime”, to health care workers at the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre on Friday, January 27, 2017. The Lunch and Learn is designed to help health care professionals … Continued