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

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

Darcy Merkur appears on Global News to discuss accident insurance reform in Ontario

Global News | by Catherine McDonald, quoting Darcy Merkur | July 5, 2019

Global News Thumbnail  On July 5, 2019, Thomson Rogers’ trauma lawyer Darcy Merkur was interviewed by Global News reporter, Catherine McDonald, on a case involving a couple, Bella De Bartolo and Ben Schenk, whose car was struck by a flying tire from a southbound SUV.  Ben Schenk suffered a traumatic brain injury. Darcy, who does not represent … Continued

Canadian Pacific Railway and Hamilton home owners sued for $15,000,000

CHCH News | Darcy Merkur quoted | May 28, 2019

CHCH logo The family of Khelyse Crowe-Kasule are suing Canadian Pacific Railway along with Hamilton homeowners Ryan Maloney and Rachel Toombs for $15,000,000 regarding last spring’s accident that left Kasule with lasting physical and psychological injuries. Family’s lawyer, Darcy Merkur, says the owners of the property were negligent in the fact that there are no barriers separating … Continued

Family of Hamilton girl whose leg was crushed by a train is suing CP Railway

CBC News | Samantha Craggs, quoting Darcy Merkur | May 28, 2019

CBC News Toronto Thumbnail The family of an eight-year-old girl is suing CP Rail for $15 million. Khelyse Crowe-Kasule was playing near the tracks around Cumberland and Gage last April 5 when the train moved, crushing her right leg. Doctors amputated part of her leg, and she’s permanently disabled, said her lawyer, Darcy Merkur. “She’s a resilient kid,” Merkur … Continued