Darcy Merkur Discusses Ontario Government Greenlighting Phase 2 And Businesses Mulling COVID-19 Waivers In Law Times

Posted June 10, 2020
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On June 10, 2020, Thomson Rogers trauma lawyer Darcy Merkur discussed the Ontario Government greenlighting Phase 2 and how waivers aimed at reducing COVID-19 transmission liability could be easily expanded by lawyers in an article titled “As Ontario government greenlights phase two, more businesses could mull COVID-19 waivers” by Anita Balakrishnan of the Law Times.

“If you’re booking your hair salon online, they could easily add a waiver component where you will only accept your booking if you confirm that you won’t pursue them for any COVID-19 exposure related claims,” said Merkur. “Once a lawyer gets involved to draft a waiver for a salon to have the customer sign, the lawyer is going to be tempted to extend that waiver to cover pretty much everything…what I didn’t want to see happening is businesses and customers feeling obligated to sign broad waivers because of their difficulties accessing services.”

Continue reading the full article on Law Times here.


Darcy Merkur is a highly regarded Ontario trauma lawyer helping accident victims such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, who have sustained catastrophic injuries. 

Darcy is one of just four plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers in Ontario recognized as a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario, listed in peer-reviewed publications – Lexpert®, The Best Lawyers™ in Canada and AV pre-eminent Martindale-Hubbell ®. He is also a partner at Thomson Rogers, one of Canada’s Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firms as selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. 

Darcy can be reached at 416-868-3176 or by EMAIL.