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

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

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

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

Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

best lawyers in canada 2019 - 13th edition We are proud to announce that 16 Thomson Rogers partners have been selected for inclusion in the 13th Edition of The Best LawyersTM in Canada. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry … Continued