Christopher R. Dawson

Christopher R. Dawson

Lerners LLP

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Planes, Trains and ...... Spacecraft?

At one time only a select few people had the privilege of going into space. It required extensive training and you had to be either an astronaut or a cosmonaut. In the years following that, the Russian Government sought to...more

4/17/2014 - Aerospace Aviation Industry Technology Virgin Airways

Colour-blind artist uses an implant to hear colour

A 31 year old artist named Neil Harbisson was born colour blind. He was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition limiting his vision to only black and white. Ten years ago, however, Harbisson began wearing an external...more

4/1/2014 - Technology

Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap

A young entrepreneur named Ludwick Marishane has invented the world's first waterless bath. It's called DryBath and apparently it is a fairly cheap alternative. For many people in the world who have limited access to clean...more

3/5/2014 - Inventions

Ontario Court says an ATV is an Automobile

The Ontario Superior Court has recently released a decision that is instructive on the “what is an automobile” analysis. On April 24, 2013 the Court found in favour of the plaintiff who, in this case, was a farmer driving...more

7/24/2013 - ATV Accidents Bodily Injury Canada Motor Vehicles Negligence

The Importance of Having Sufficient Insurance Coverage

Question: "I drive a truck and a close friend of mine will borrow my truck sometimes for errands, and then I just use his car. We have different vehicle insurance policies. If I was to get in an accident with his vehicle,...more

4/10/2013 - Auto Insurance Canada Car Accident

Legal Representation that Works for You!

Question: “I have been in a car accident and I have a lawyer representing me; however, I feel like my lawyer is not representing me appropriately. What do I do if I want to change lawyers?” It is important for clients...more

3/26/2013 - Attorney's Fees Car Accident Hiring & Firing Termination

Holiday Parties - What hosts need to know

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to enjoy the festive season and catch up with family and friends. However, if alcohol is being served or consumed at your holiday party, it is even more important for you to be aware of...more

12/18/2012 - Holiday Parties Social Host Liability

Safe Cycling & Injury Prevention

A bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA). This means that a cyclist has the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users. Cyclists charged for disobeying traffic laws...more

9/6/2012 - Bicycles Ontario Highway Traffic Act

Pay Attention to This! Distracted Driving in Ontario

Most Ontario drivers are now well aware of the fact that it is illegal to use hand-held devices will driving. Since October 26, 2009, this new law has been in force. The “cell phone while driving ban” was introduced through...more

9/1/2012 - Car Accident Cell Phones Distracted Driving

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