Justice Category Archives

What is Public Nuisance?

Public nuisance is unique and is a separate category in Tort from negligence. When considering public nuisance, the courts begin their inquiries based on the harm suffered and not on the property owner’s conduct. Therefore, the ‘reasonable steps’ to keep a premises safe are not relevant to a claim of a public nuisance.

Contingency Fee Arrangements

In Ontario, access to justice is an important issue that the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) take very seriously. In order to ensure access to justice for all, the LSO allows lawyers in this province to take on risky cases without being paid at the start. These arrangements are commonly called ‘contingency fees’, ‘no win no fees’ or ‘speculative fees’. They are one type of retainer between a lawyer and client.

The Economic Loss Expert

Calculating economic loss using a calculator and spreadsheet

When you have been injured in an accident, one of the objectives of financial compensation awarded by a judge or jury is to put you, the Plaintiff, in the same financial position you would have been in had your accident not occurred. In this regard, your lawyer may retain an accountant or economist, and sometimes an actuary, to help calculate these financial losses arising out of your accident.