MICHAEL ETTEDGUI’S INTERVIEW BY OTLA: THE LITIGATOR SEPT/OCT 2016 EDITION 1. What is it that attracted you to work in the personal injury plaintiff field of practice? I knew two things when I graduated from law school: I wanted to help people who were disadvantaged and I wanted to do so in the courtroom. The practice of personal injury law was a natural choice. Only when I began practicing did I appreciate the meaningful impact I could have on peoples’ lives.
We are a firm filled with animal lovers who actively look out for their protection and safety. This morning, the property manger for our building, George came in and asked for my help. He found an injured cat in one of the garbage bins and asked me to try and coax it out. Unfortunately, he was too deep into the bin and we were unable to reach him.
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is releasing the revised Attendant Care Hourly Rate Guideline and Transportation Expense Guideline. The two revised guidelines come into effect October 1, 2016. The revised guidelines have been approved by the Superintendent for use in connection with the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Effective September 1, 2010 (SABS). The revised guidelines replace the previously issued guidelines.
ECHELON GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY V. ONTARIO (MINISTER OF FINANCE), 2016 ONSC 5019, RELEASED AUGUST 11, 2016
This was an appeal of a preliminary award in which the arbitrator determined that an insurer’s policy had expired prior to the collision in question. The issue on appeal was whether an improperly cancelled policy remained in force. On May 15, 2010 the claimant, Mr. Farah was struck as a pedestrian.
INTACT INSURANCE COMPANY V. ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA, 2016 ONCA 609, RELEASED AUGUST 3, 2016
This was an appeal by an insurer of a decision assigning priority for accident benefits to it instead of the first responder. The main issue on appeal was the question of dependency. Paula Chartrand and her 2 daughters, Athena and Destiny were injured in a collision on August 21, 2010.
by Carman Lee Having worked in plaintiff personal injury law since my call to the bar, I have learned and witnessed just how important it is to be represented by counsel in a lawsuit against a negligent party. The Rules of Civil Procedure govern most aspects of litigation. The formalities and procedures are endless and for the most part, must be followed. The various ways in which the Rules of Civil Procedure protect, guide and assist parties are so extensive that even the most experienced litigators have to consult the Rules of Civil Procedure on occasion. To complicate things, every...
Now that Christmas is over, you might be ready to seek out some holiday deals. When you are shopping online, make sure you are protecting yourself and your money with a strong password. Did you know that hackers have developed software that can try tens of millions of possible password combinations per second? This software can guess a five-character password in under three hours. If you only use lowercase letters, it’s 11.9 seconds.
Frequently, people who have been injured in a collision or other traumatic event will develop depression – especially if the injuries result in chronic pain, brain injury or catastrophic impairment. Having to face the sudden loss of good health and cope with an injury severe enough to render the person dependent on others for support can result in feelings of inadequacy and helplessness. Often, there are chemical and hormonal changes in response to injury that produce depression and anxiety.
Law unfair to car crash victims. Lawyer argues Ontario’s Bill 15 is unconstitutional BY ALAN SHANOFF, TORONTO SUN FIRST POSTED: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2015 07:01 PM EST Click here to read article online.
Halloween is all about fun and candy, but keeping children safe should be your highest priority. Here are a few Halloween safety tips to ensure everyone has a safe night.