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David and Goliath: What Workers Should Know about Workplace Bullying and the Liability of Ontario Employers

On April 6th , 1999, a former bus driver with the Ottawa-Carleton Public Transit System a.k.a. OC Transpo named Pierre Lebrun walked into his old job with a Remington high-power hunting rifle, killed 4 of his co-workers, injured others, and finally turned the gun on himself. The inquest that followed revealed that Lebrun had been …

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Sticks and Stones: Bullying and What Parents Should Know about the Duty of Care and Liability of Ontario Schools

Although schoolyard bullies have been around forever, it was the 1997 lynching of fourteen-year-old Reena Virk by her own classmates in Saanich, BC that introduced Canada to ‘bullying’. Since then, numerous families have paid the same price and their names read like a cross-section of Canadian society: Nastoh, Wilson, Hansen, Jubran, Raymond, Parsons, Hubley, Todd, …

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Untying the Gordian Knot: the Challenge of Recovering Attendant Care Benefits for the Caregivers of Ontario’s Non-Catastrophically Impaired

Picture this… A typical middle-class family books a cottage in Blue Mountain Labour Day weekend. On their way back, they get broadsided at an intersection by an RV. The mother seated up front ruptures her spleen, shatters her right wrist and two ribs. The toll: 8 weeks for surgical recovery, plus no ‘strenuous activity’ for …

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Behind the Eight Ball: Bill 171, and the Implications of Redefining “Catastrophic Impairment” for Ontario’s Disabled Accident Victims

On March 4th, 2014, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 171, Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014. Ontarians pay the highest auto insurance rates in Canada and have been waiting for them to drop [as the Liberals promised] since the Statutory Benefits Schedule [SABS] came in 2010. Well, they didn’t, they actually increased, so …

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Clear as Mud: SABS, MIG and the ABC’s of Minor Injury Claims in Ontario after Scarlett

According to the Ministry of Transportation, over 9 million Ontarians regularly strap themselves into their vehicle, turn on the ignition and head out for the day If I were to guess, I’d say at least two-thirds do all of the above while praying nothing happens to their car today. Why? Because only a bona fide …

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Duty of Care and Informed Consent: Cost of Atypical Use of Anti-psychotics to Treat Dementia in Ontario Nursing Homes

In 2007, the Ontario Auditor General directed the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to improve its oversight of medication management in nursing homes. It was also told to ensure informed consent and monitor high-risk residents regarding prescriptions. The Ministry’s response was to enact legislation in 2010 meant to facilitate better care for nursing …

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A Review of Bill 171, Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014

On April 30, the Standing Committee on General Government will be considering the proposed Bill 171, Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014. The purpose of the Act would be to change the dispute resolution system currently used for auto accidents in Ontario. As expected, the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is …

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Increase in Slip and Falls and Ice-Related Injuries Seen by Personal Injury Lawyers in Toronto

As personal Injury Lawyers in Ontario we have witnessed a series of unique events this winter. It has been an incredibly cold and icy season and there has been quite an increase of weather-related personal injury accidents. At Intraligi Law Firm, we have noticed a increase of approximately 20 percent in single-car accidents this year …

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Car Insurance Rates Up, Motor Vehicle Accident Benefits Still Too Low

A recent slew of media articles spurred this follow up to our blog post in March regarding increased profits by insurance companies coupled with inadequate benefits for victims of motor vehicle accidents. personal injury lawyer mississauga have been holding their breath, waiting for a resolution of many of these topics over the last couple years, and …

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How Facebook Can Destroy Your Personal Injury Case

The United States is the third largest country in the world in regards to land area and population with about 315 million people.  Now take a moment and compare active users on Facebook.  There are more than 1 billion active users on Facebook, which is over three times the amount of people in America! Facebook …

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