Delta Optimist – Debilitating injuries described in mounting lawsuits against alleged van attacker

Delta Optimist | by Liam Casey, quoting Darcy Merkur | April 5, 2019

delta optimist logo Traumatic brain injuries, spinal fractures and internal bleeding are among the litany of ailments described in a mounting number of lawsuits against a man accused of killing 10 people and injuring 16 others in a van attack in Toronto last year. Lawyers involved in the suits against Alek Minassian believe the cases, which the court … Continued

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Aleks Mladenovic Interviewed on CTV

CTV News Toronto thumbnail On March 26, 2019, Thomson Rogers’ medical malpractice lawyer, Aleks Mladenovic, was interviewed by CTV’s Ben Mulroney (watch the full interview above) on a case where two doctors (Dr. Donald Livingston and Dr. Martin Chapman) could be in trouble for allegedly ignoring patient’s wishes to stay alive. Aleks comments: “This case is an important case about some of … Continued

Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

Law Times | by Aidan Macnab, quoting Darcy Merkur | January 28, 2019

Law Times logo 150x46 The Ontario Court of Appeal had dismissed the appeal in Almalki v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 26, brought by Abullah Almalki – a Canadian who was falsely accused of terrorism, then tortured and imprisoned in Syria – disputing the contingency fee agreement he made with his lawyers on a settlement he received from the Canadian … Continued

Verdict nixed in $14.9-million medical malpractice case

Law Times | by Alex Robinson, quoting Kate Cahill | December 3, 2018

Law Times logo 150x46 An Ontario judge has refused to enter a jury’s verdict in a medical malpractice case that some plaintiff-side lawyers say could have implications for how juries answer questions on causation. In Cheung v. Samra, Ontario Superior Court Justice Darla Wilson took the rare step of not entering a judgment after a six-member jury rendered a … Continued

Yonge St. Van Attack Lawsuits Face Hurdles with Insurance Claims

The Star | by Alyshah Hasham, quoting Darcy Merkur | December 3, 2018

Star.com thumbnail If a drunk driver veered onto a sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 16, his auto insurance policy would typically pay damages awarded to the injured parties in a lawsuit. But if the driver was found to have driven into the pedestrians intentionally — as Alek Minassian is alleged to have done with a rented van in … Continued