Peter Kryworuk

Peter Kryworuk

Lerners LLP

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To Costs or Not To Costs – Is That the Question?

The Law Commission of Ontario has now released the scope of its review of Class Actions, and, as expected, this review will entail an examination of the costs regime in Ontario. Currently, costs in class proceedings follow...more

1/10/2014 - Canada Class Action Class Certification OLRC SCC

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Pierringer Agreements

Pierringer Agreements have been around in Canada for some time now. They were originally developed in the United States to deal with some of the obstacles to settlement that were commonly seen in multi-party litigation....more

8/15/2013 - Canada Complex Litigation Pierringer Agreements Settlement

SCC Clarifies Pierringer Agreements

Pierringer Agreements have been around in Canada for some time now. They were originally developed in the United States to deal with some of the obstacles to settlement that were commonly seen in multi-party litigation. ...more

7/9/2013 - Canada Multi-Party Litigation Pierringer Agreements SCC Settlement Withdrawal

Effective Use of Experts

The importance of expert opinion evidence in medical negligence litigation is well recognized. In Bafaro v. Dowd , Carpenter-Gunn J. states: Due to the specialized knowledge of the medical profession, expert evidence...more

5/2/2013 - Discovery Expert Testimony Expert Witness Medical Malpractice Negligence Testimony Trials

Preparing for Mediation: Where the Real Advocacy Begins

The importance of mediations as an effective tool in reaching a settlement cannot be stressed enough. A mediation provides counsel with a very unique opportunity. It is often the one time in the entire litigation process...more

4/30/2013 - Client Services Damages Liability Mediation Mediation Conferences

Are lawsuits bad for business?

Litigating commercial disputes is generally considered a necessary evil by some and a waste of time and money, by others. I have never heard anyone except trial lawyers say that they are truly happy about being in a good...more

3/28/2013 - Arbitration Business Development Mediation Trials

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