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Service of Statement of Claim 6 Years After Burlington Highway MVA: Relief Denied

Service of Statement of Claim 6 Years After Burlington Highway MVA: Relief Denied

The Issue: With multiple defendants, one of whom was not easy to locate and was not served, the lawsuit moved forward. Then with further developments, it became important to locate and serve the ‘missing’ defendant, 6 years…more
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Long Term Disability Overpayment of $114,000 Leads to Lawsuit and $5,900 in Legal Costs

Long Term Disability Overpayment of $114,000 Leads to Lawsuit and $5,900 in Legal Costs

The Issue: If you are on long-term disability and there is an overpayment by your insurer, then your ongoing payments might be reduced in order to slowly ‘re-pay’ the insurer…more
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Ontario Snowmobile Accident and Loss Transfer / Liability Dispute Between Insurers

Ontario Snowmobile Accident and Loss Transfer / Liability Dispute Between Insurers

The Issue: Sometimes after an Ontario car accident, insurers fight each other over who is "responsible" for paying the injured person(s) Accident Benefits claims…more
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Adding PTSD To Your Claim > 3.5 Years After a Thunder Bay Car Accident

Adding PTSD To Your Claim > 3.5 Years After a Thunder Bay Car Accident

The Issue: Can a husband, not involved in the car accident nor present at the crash site, develop PTSD as a result of the shock and emotional upset of his wife being involved in this very serious accident and dying shortly…more
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Suing Unidentified Ontario Driver: Corroborative Evidence Required

Suing Unidentified Ontario Driver: Corroborative Evidence Required

The Issue: In this interesting case, the plaintiff driver hit another car from behind. She sued her own insurance company, alleging that another vehicle, whose identity she does not have, drove dangerously in front or beside…more
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Insurer Denies $1M Coverage for Renewing Ontario Driver's License 4 Months Late

Insurer Denies $1M Coverage for Renewing Ontario Driver's License 4 Months Late

The Issue: Many people have forgotten to renew their driver's license in time, being notified only when they are stopped by police on a routine traffic check or have to use their Driver's License as identification to apply for…more
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Toronto Dog Attack: Motion to Dismiss Denied

Toronto Dog Attack: Motion to Dismiss Denied

The Issue: In Ontario, dog owners have responsibility to manage their dogs in public and to ensure the safety of other people, primarily by leashing and controlling their dogs while outdoors. There is legislation, called the Dog…more
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It's OK When Insurers Fight Over Our Case: Markham Slip and Fall on Icy Sidewalk > Broken Ankle

It's OK When Insurers Fight Over Our Case: Markham Slip and Fall on Icy Sidewalk > Broken Ankle

One of our cases recently came to a hard fought motion wherein the two insurance companies defending our client's lawsuit were arguing over whether there was a duty to defend under the policy of insurance as between the two…more
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Motion for Refusing to Answer Questions at Examinations for Discovery: Factors to Consider

Motion for Refusing to Answer Questions at Examinations for Discovery: Factors to Consider

In civil litigation, party litigants must proceed to the question-answer process of an Examination for Discovery, during which time many questions will be asked of a party. The issue of whether you "must" or "have to" answer…more
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Insurers Fight to Avoid Paying Accident Benefits: Ontario Car Accident

Insurers Fight to Avoid Paying Accident Benefits: Ontario Car Accident

The Issue: If you are riding in a friend's car and are hurt in a car accident, then do you apply to your friend's car insurer for Accident Benefits or do you apply to your own insurer? Why This Matters: No one likes to make a…more
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Caledonia Trip and Fall: Fractured Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Tear > $107,000

Caledonia Trip and Fall: Fractured Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Tear > $107,000

The Issue: What are some of the problems you face when suing a city / municipality for a slip / trip and fall accident (i.e. uneven sidewalk)? In Ontario, a trip and fall on a city sidewalk can be a difficult liability…more
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Homeowner's vs Car Insurer > Subrogation Re: Ontario Car Accident

Homeowner's vs Car Insurer > Subrogation Re: Ontario Car Accident

The Issue: With homeowner's insurance, if you suffer property damage due to the negligence / fault of someone or their actions, then your homeowner's insurance has the contractual right, in your insurance policy, to seek…more
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Defence Medical Assessments from Rear-End Car Accident: How Many Do You Have to Attend?

Defence Medical Assessments from Rear-End Car Accident: How Many Do You Have to Attend?

The Issue: One question many car accident victims have when they start a lawsuit is how many medical examinations they will have to submit to during the course of their lawsuit. The Rules of Civil Procedure allow for one medical…more
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Faster Lawsuits > Practice Reminder: Tickler System for Service of Statement of Claim

Faster Lawsuits > Practice Reminder: Tickler System for Service of Statement of Claim

A busy litigation practice involves juggling priorities and managing the deadlines which naturally occur in each lawsuit. One requirement, designed to move lawsuits forward, is to serve the defendants formally with your…more
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Settle Out of Court for $80,000; Fight in Court Over $1400

Settle Out of Court for $80,000; Fight in Court Over $1400

Litigation arising from a motor vehicle accident tends to be difficult for all parties involved, particularly with the stress of a lawsuit 'hanging' over your life. Sometimes you just wish that the other side would 'see the…more
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