Rikin Morzaria

For over a decade, Rikin Morzaria has dedicated his practice to representing those who have suffered serious or catastrophic personal injuries and families who have lost a loved one in wrongful death cases. His areas of practice include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cycling injuries, fatal accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and disability insurance claims.

Rikin received his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with Distinction from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He completed his law degree at the University of Toronto, where he also received the top prize in Trial Advocacy and the top prize in Public International Law.

Rikin has written and published more than twenty journal articles and chapters in leading textbooks in the field of civil litigation and personal injury law. He is regularly invited to give lectures to other lawyers and to health professionals about litigation and personal injury law.

Rikin believes passionately in the need for safe streets and commutes by bicycle to work every day. When not working, Rikin spends his time with his wife and two children.

Kheriji v. 14939201 Ontario Limited et al, 2015 ONSC 5196

Released September 4, 2015 | CanLII This was a motion by the defendant, 14939201 Ontario Limited, to dismiss the plaintiff’s action against it for failure to issue within the limitation period and for summary judgment on the basis that the defendant did not owe a duty of care to the plaintiff. The plaintiff’s action arose from an assault at the Ministry nightclub. The defendant was the owner …

Levita v Alan Crew et al., 2015 ONSC 5316 (CanLII)

Released September 1, 2015 | CanLII This action arose out of a recreational hockey incident in which the plaintiff, Robbie Levita, suffered a fractured right tibia and fibula after being checked by the defendant, Alan Crew, while playing in a league operated by True North Hockey Canada. Levita claimed that Crew checked him into the boards from behind, either intentionally or recklessly, in contravention of the rules …

Ziebenhaus v. Bahlieda, 2015 ONCA 471

Released June 24, 2015 | CanLII In this decision, the Court of Appeal considered the inherent jurisdiction of the court to order a party to undergo a defence medical examination by someone who is not a “health practitioner” as defined by s. 105 of the Courts of Justice Act. The Court acknowledged at the outset that there was conflicting case law on the issue. The …