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

Toronto Councillors Mark Grimes, Justin Di Ciano Charged Under Municipal Elections Act

Global News | Reporter Matthew Bingley interviews Stephen D'Agostino | November 16, 2018

Global News Thumbnail On November 16, 2018, Thomson Rogers’ municipal lawyer, Stephen D’Agostino, was interviewed by Global News reporter Matthew Bingley on the charges laid under the Municipal Elections Act against re-elected Toronto Councillor Mark Grimes and outgoing Councillor Justin Di Ciano for failing to disclose alleged campaign expenses related to their 2014 campaigns. Stephen says: It is … Continued

Hundreds of so-called ‘trespassers’ have been run over on Canada’s railways. The Transportation Safety Board has only investigate two

The Star | by Michael Mui, quoting Darcy Merkur | September 5, 2018

Star.com thumbnail Canada’s been tracking the largest cause of death on its federally regulated railways over the past decade without launching a substantial number of investigations and without a national plan to prevent further fatalities. One such victim was eight-year-old, Khelyse Crowe-Kasule from Hamilton, Ontario. Khelyse is a client of Darcy Merkur, personal injury lawyer with the … Continued