The 2013 Minimum Maintenance Standards

by Tim Boland and Darcy Romaine (April 2014)

Snow is measured in centimeters. So too is the progress to correct the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways. Unfortunately, determining the standard of the care remains a game of point and counter-point between the judiciary, who hear the specific and insist on reasonableness…Read More


Facebook Friend or Un-Friend

by Darcy Romaine (June 2013)

The first Ontario case to consider Facebook goes back to June 2007. Since then, 1025 decisions are now available on the Quicklaw database which reference the term Facebook. The Supreme Court of Canada, various courts of appeal, and a multitude of judges of the Superior Court have considered its influence…Read More


Evidentiary Challenges With The Even More Minimum Maintenance Standards

by Timothy Boland, Darcy Romaine (October 2013)

On November 18, 1996, Buttonville Airport reported clouds and fog for the entire day. That same fog pervaded the Ontario Legislature as it looked to the future of municipal responsibility and public safety…Read More


Fatality Claims

by Darcy Romaine (December 2012)

No amount of money can ever compensate a family who has lost a loved one to negligence. However that does not mean that the defendant should pay less than full amount permitted by law….Read More


Settling the Long Term Disability

by Russ Howe (October 2008)

With the expansion of Long Term Disability insurance into all available markets throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, we are seeing many more of these claims in our practices than ever before…Read More


Amusement Park Dangers at Every Turn

by Russ Howe (October 2007)

Statistics tell us that the number of injuries that occur at amusement rides reflect the same rate as, or slightly higher than, recreational sporting activities such a hockey, football, etc. – and those are just injuries related to rides…Read More


No-Fault No Justice

by Russ Howe (Winter 2006)

Ontario’s no fault auto insurance system is broken beyond repair. Over a span of more than fifteen years, no fault has failed to meet the needs of accident victims, premium payers, medical professionals, and the provincial government…Read More


People over Profits

by Russ Howe (Fall 2005)

Our ATLA colleagues have an organization with a name title that sums up the nature of the western approach to justice: People over Profits…Read More


The Long Term Disability Interface in MVATort Actions

by Russ Howe (Fall 2005)

Canada’s major life and health insurers, with addition of at least one larger American company, made significant efforts in the 1970’s and 80’s to increase their market share for long term disability policies of both the group and individual variety in Canada…Read More

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