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Kueber v. Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, 2018 ONCA 125 (CanLII)

The appellant, who was self-represented, appealed a summary judgment motion dismissing her action against the defendants. The plaintiff’s action against the various defendants pertained to events that occurred over several days. With regard to the defendant hospital, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, the defendant was granted partial summary judgment.

Rodrigues v. Purtill, 2018 ONSC 3102 (CanLII)

This action proceeded as a judge-alone damage assessment. The impaired Defendant entered the intersection on a red light, striking the driver side of the Plaintiffs’ vehicle, containing 5 family members. The driver mother sustained lumbar fractures. The 5 month old son sustained fatal injuries.

Babjak v. Karas, 2018 ONSC 2093 (CanLII)

The defendant successfully brought a motion for summary judgment on the basis of the limitation period in this action over a radial keratomy eye procedure resulting in vision problems.

What is a “threshold test”?

Authored by: Alfonso Campos Reales In Ontario, it is not enough for a car accident victim to prove that he or she has been injured by the fault of another to sue for his or her pain and suffering or health care expenses. Victims must also meet a test called the “threshold” to be compensated for these losses. The threshold test looks at the injuries …

Bakir and Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company (FSCO A12-002657)

Helping Our Clients By Building Community

Authored by: Bernard L. Gluckstein, Q.C. If you’re reading this blog on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association website, take a moment to click on the link to the OTLA Code. Our association asks: “What does it mean to be a ‘good lawyer?’” Being a financially successful lawyer or even one with great success in the courtroom is not the primary means by which we should assess …