10 Things We Learned at The September LAT Stakeholder Meeting

OTLA staff and members attended the Licence Appeal Tribunal Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on behalf of OTLA. At the meeting, the LAT provided us with an update on their operations and different stakeholders (OTLA, the IBC, The Advocates Society and the OBA) each presented concerns and potential solutions to help the LAT.

Time to Eliminate Most Civil Juries

Recently, Ontario’s Attorney General, the Honourable Doug Downey, notified Ontario lawyers that his office is considering eliminating juries for most civil matters. This notice to the profession has been hotly debated in the legal community, but this issue should be important to every citizen in Ontario who one day may rely on our justice system.

Increase of Highway Speed Limits to 110 km/hour: Important Facts to Know

As part of a recent pilot project, the speed limit on certain Ontario highways have been increased to 110 km/hour in an attempt to improve traffic flow. As novel as many commuters will find this, there are several things people must keep in mind…

Driving Without a License: Can I Still Sue?

Imagine you are on an afternoon drive. You are obeying the rules of the road and driving in a safe and prudent manner. Suddenly, another vehicle comes along, blows through a clearly-marked stop sign and smashes into your vehicle. You are now injured and faced with a lifetime of pain through no fault of your own. Your first thought is to sue the at-fault driver. However, there is just one problem: you didn’t have a valid driver’s license at the time of the crash.

Can you consume alcohol in Ontario parks?

To the delight of business owners and consumers, provincial governments across Canada have been relaxing alcohol laws in an attempt to support hospitality industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ontario, for example, we have seen the government allow restaurants to expand their patios and include alcohol in takeout and delivery orders.

COVID-19 pandemic fears, deliberate spitting in public, and civil remedies

As Ontario begins to re-open additional services and begins to implement stage two and eventually stage three protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic, A serious issue is deliberate spitting and coughing incidents being reported.