Understanding the Lawyer-Client Relationship

Most people do not regularly deal with lawyers until they are in need. This article will cover the basics of the lawyer-client relationship, so that you know what to expect when that need arises. When I first meet with my clients, I always explain my role and what they can expect. Fiduciary Duty to the Client Lawyers…

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Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial?

The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court. It is often in the interest of both parties to settle as trials are time consuming, expensive and, most importantly, the decision making is taken out of the parties’ hands and placed in the hands of a third party (either a judge alone…

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What to expect during the litigation process

The litigation process can seem daunting – it is both complex and unfamiliar to most people. While the goal is to successfully resolve the plaintiff’s matter either by settlement or a win at trial, it is important to know what to expect throughout the process. The litigation process takes time! Your lawyer should explain the steps and provide you with a road map of what you…

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Examination for Discovery – What is it?

The discovery process is an essential part of your lawsuit. Our judicial system is built on the premise that all parties should know the case that must be met before going to trial. Discovery allows you to gather information about the other party’s case and gather evidence to build your own. There are three main…

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Limitation Clock

The Limitations Clock Starts Running Again

On March 17, 2020, a state of emergency was declared in this province, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 20, 2020, the provincial government enacted O.Reg. 73/20 under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act  suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. O.Reg. 73/20 applies to…

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What is an OHIP Subrogated Claim?

If you are injured due to the fault of another person or entity, and you want to be compensated for your losses, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is also entitled to recover from the at-fault party the amounts that it paid on your behalf through OHIP (the Ontario Health Insurance Plan). This is…

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Long-Term Care Homes and Residents’ Rights

Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes have been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic. The inadequate and negligent care provided to residents in certain homes is, unfortunately, not new and not solely related to COVID-19. There have been countless reports of negligence and wrongdoing in both long-term care and retirement homes long before the pandemic. The allegations…

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