Villa Colombo: Investigation Into COVID-19 Outbreak

Villa Colombo Investigation Into COVID-19 Outbreak Thomson Rogers is currently investigating the possibility of a class action in respect of the COVID-19 outbreak at Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged in Toronto, Ontario. Villa Colombo is a long-term care home owned and operated by Villa Charities. According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, as of July 27, 2020, there are 29 … Continued

Weston Terrace Care Community Class Action

Weston Terrace Care Community Class Action Thomson Rogers has issued a class action proceeding claiming $15 million on behalf of residents of Weston Terrace Care Community and their families. Weston Terrace Care Community (“Weston Terrace”) is a long-term care home owned by Sienna Senior Living Inc., located in Toronto, Ontario. At least 34 residents at Weston Terrace have died as a … Continued

Aviva Business Interruption National Class Action

Aviva Business Interruption National Class Action Thomson Rogers has issued a Canada-wide class action proceeding claiming $100 million in damages on behalf of Canadian businesses who have been denied business interruption insurance by Aviva Insurance Company of Canada (“Aviva”) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aviva sold Enterprise Insurance Policies (the “Policies”) to Canadian businesses, which included protection for the loss of business … Continued

Don’t Bail Out For Profit Long-Term Care Homes

Don't Bail Out For Profit Long-Term Care Homes There are rumblings that the Ontario government is considering legislation to implement some restrictions against COVID-19 related lawsuits. In the United States, various immunities have been enacted. In some cases, the immunities are limited to protect emergency workers from potential lawsuits, and in other cases they go so far as to grant immunity to various … Continued

Stephen Birman Interviewed on 640 Toronto By Kelly Cutrara

Stephen Birman on 640 Toronto | Kelly Cutrara | June 17, 2020

Stephen Birman Interviewed on 640 Toronto By Kelly Cutrara On June 17, 2020, Thomson Rogers personal injury lawyer Stephen Birman was interviewed by Kelly Cutrara of 640 Toronto on a segment titled “Ontario mulls ‘good faith’ immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits.” “I’m here to say, as a lawyer who is representing residents of two of the hardest hit long term-care facilities in Ontario, the Altamont … Continued