Why is my insurance company surveilling me?

Your activities, abilities and credibility are central pieces of your case during personal injury litigation. Insurance companies sometimes want to find out for themselves if what you say and what you do are the same.

Suing a Landlord for Negligence: Limitation Periods

The floor tiles are chipped. There is a crack in the drywall. The carpet is torn and unsecured. The bathtub leaks onto the floor. In residential premises, a tenant can trip, slip, or fall due to any of these conditions. If injured, can the tenant sue their landlord for negligence? And if so, what are the time limits for commencing such an action? Many Ontarians are familiar with …

3 Things You Should Do Before Lending Your Vehicle

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When friends or family members ask to borrow your vehicle, you may be inclined to agree without giving it much thought. While allowing someone to borrow your vehicle is legal in Ontario, it is important to understand the potential risks before handing over the keys.

9 Months of LAT: Statistical Analysis of Decisions to Date

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Starting April 1, 2016, the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) took over hearing Statutory Accident Benefits disputes. The first LAT decision was released online in July 2016. With the LAT just turning 9 months old, this post will examine the LAT decisions published online to date (as of January 12, 2017).

Researchers Develop “Holy Grail” Concussion Test

Researchers at the University of Western Ontario have published research in the Metabolics Journal showing a very promising blood test to identify whether someone has sustained a concussion. The researchers tested a series of blood samples, measuring 174 metabolites, molecules that are produced or involved in cell metabolism. Rather than trying to identify changes in individual metabolites, they looked at the picture as a whole. …

Could this Reality Show Make Ontario Roads Safer?

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On January 3, 2017 the Discovery Channel debuted Heavy Rescue: 401, a reality show that follows emergency rescue and recovery towing operators on Ontario’s 400-series highways. The show follows on the heels of Highway Thru Hell, a highly successful program filmed in the British Columbia interior which finished its fifth season in 2016. The program is a pleasure to watch. Tow operators compete to be …