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Is Your Claim Still Good? Determining Your Lawsuit’s Expiry Date
In most Ontario cases, legal action must begin within two years of the day on which the claim was discovered. If it is not, the claim is barred by section 4 of Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002 . The …
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting: Defending Claims Against Bar Owners
As bars and nightclubs begin to reopen, and Saturday night comes back to life, liability risks return for these establishments. What can bar owners do to mitigate these risks? The Occupiers’ …
Public Lands Act Offers a Road Less Travelled in Defense Against Insurance Claims
If the incident happened anywhere else, the contractors would probably be found liable for failing to maintain the wintry road. But a case before the courts now shows what a difference the location …
Court of Appeal Says Don’t Blame Goliath for His Size
Ms. Przyk did not win her lawsuit against her retirement home, where she slipped and fell on ice, but the court has decided she does not have to pay their legal expenses because her claim brought up …
Understanding subrogation: When does your insurer walk a mile in your shoes?
It’s a cornerstone of insurance law: subrogation mandates that, once the insurance company has compensated the insured party, the company is entitled to exercise rights in the name of the insured. 1 …
Sidewalk sliders need to move fast
Slips, trips, and falls can make a winter wonderland a dangerous place. New amendments to the Occupiers’ Liability Act will soon make it mandatory for individuals who intend to make a claim about a …
Your car? Your problem—even when you’re not the one driving it
Two days before her rental car struck another vehicle head on, the defendant leased it from Practicar using a fake name and cash to pay for the week. In the recently decided case of Mamo v Morgan , …
Cracking open the purpose test
What started as a rebellious act of egging pedestrians from a moving car led to a coverage dispute, and an interesting interpretation of “ordinary and well-known activity of automobiles” On April 11, …