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CBC News with Joseph Campisi: COVID Impact on Ontario Courts

In this February 2021 news segment, CBC’s Erik White investigates how the pandemic has and will continue to impact Ontario’s courts. White interviews several experts including Joseph Campisi to learn about the current suspension of jury trials and the resulting backlog of cases in the system.

Tracy Romanowski Awarded 2020 John McLeish Award by the OTLA

Congratulations to Campisi’s own Tracy Romanowski for being awarded the John A. McLeish Award for 2020!

Impact of COVID-19 on personal injury claims in Ontario

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only made our justice system inaccessible for many but has placed an exceptional burden on disabled persons with personal injury claims.Following the onset of the pandemic, the Ontario government suspended most court activities, including all civil lawsuits. Many...

Same counsel can’t work for insurer on both priority dispute and AB claim: Court

An Ontario auto insurer involved in a priority dispute with another insurer should have used a different counsel in that dispute than the one used for the main accident benefits claim with the insureds, the Ontario Superior Court has ruled.

Is an employer responsible if an employee contracts COVID-19?

The second wave of COVID-19 infections threatens to undermine the significant progress we have made in establishing a balance that takes account of the need to jump-start the economy and the legitimate safety concerns of workers returning to their jobs. The government and regulatory bodies in...

New emergency fund opens to agricultural employers

Employers in the agricultural sector in certain provinces and territories can now apply for the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund, which provides a $35-million investment to improve health and safety on farms and in employee living quarters to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“We understand the...

Court of Appeal insurance ruling could be relevant to COVID-19 cases, says lawyer

When is a flood not a flood?

Despite COVID-19 guidelines, insurers still deny attendant care claims | Joseph Campisi

On June 3, more than two months after Ontario declared a state of emergency, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) released an Interpretation titled: “Statutory Accident Benefits Claims during the COVID-19 Outbreak.” Its declared purpose is “to provide FSRA’s...

Why this trial lawyer wants to ban civil jury trials

Motor vehicle accident lawsuits in Ontario are often decided by juries, and one personal injury lawyer would like to change this.

Global News Radio London / 980 CFPL – Aug 13 2020

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Joseph Campisi: Ontario should eliminate civil jury trials

Ontario should follow Quebec’s lead and abolish civil jury trials. A jury trial in a civil case is not a constitutional right, as it is in criminal cases. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, civil jury trials added to unnecessary delay and expense in the civil justice system. But now, with tax...

Ontario Court of Appeal insurance ruling ‘fundamentally flawed,’ lawyer says

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Negligent parenting allegation does not trigger auto insurance coverage

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Time to increase auto liability coverage: Lawyer

Ontario’s new government should require motorists to buy more liability coverage than is currently mandatory, a lawyer who represents claimants says.

Yonge St. van attack Iawsuits face hurdles with insurance claims

If a drunk driver veered onto a sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 16, his auto insurance policy would typically pay damages awarded to the injured parties in a lawsuit.

Lawyers applaud new referral fees, ad rules

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Pastore: Long road to Catastrophic designation

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Landmark accident claim case broadens benefits after 'catastrophic impairment'

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Cost should not be only factor in selecting mediator

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'Compensation crisis' debate emerges

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