Liberals revive bill to cut auto insurance rates

Posted by on July 17, 2014 under Automobile Insurance, News Comments are off for this article

Patrick Brown personal injury lawyerPatrick Brown, Partner of McLeish Orlando comments on the Liberals decision to cut insurance rates.  Ontario’s governing Liberals insist they can still reach their target of cutting auto insurance rates by an average of 15 per cent across the province, even though they’re only a third of the way there with just a year to go. Read more of the article at

OCA decision shows advantages of hybrid trials

Posted by on July 7, 2014 under News Comments are off for this article

Given the important role of judges in curbing inefficiencies, Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish tells Legal Feeds that he is supportive of a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that reaffirmed judges’ discretion to opt for hybrid trials. Click here to read the full article by AdvocateDaily.

Ontario ‘Wild West’ for extreme sports facilities

Posted by on July 4, 2014 under Accident Prevention, Safety Comments are off for this article

Patrick Brown personal injury lawyerLast week, Patrick Brown spoke to the Globe and Mail in an interview on the regulations of extreme-sports facilities across Ontario. This came rise after Patrick reached a settlement with Blue Mountain for a 13-year-old who was left paralyzed after a 2007 downhill mountain biking trip.  Click here to read the full article.


Posted by on July 3, 2014 under News, Our Firm Comments are off for this article

Congratulations to John McLeish, Dale Orlando and Patrick Brown who have been selected by peers for inclusion in Lexpert 2014, Canada’s Legal Lexpert Directory.

 Click here to read the full list on the Lexpert Directory.

Designating Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted by on July 2, 2014 under Brain Injury Comments are off for this article

As the phrase implies, “Traumatic Brain Injury” (“TBI”) refers to damage to a person’s brain as a result of trauma. TBIs have become a pervasive feature of the Canadian social landscape. Where, 30 years ago, certain kinds of trauma to a person’s head would have been fatal, medical advancements now result in more people surviving. This, in turn, means that an increased number of Canadians live with the ongoing effects of a TBI.

The symptoms of TBIs present on a spectrum – anywhere from mild and short-lasting on one end to severe and permanent on the other end. Read more of this article »

Non-lawyers in the ownership mix

Posted by on June 23, 2014 under News Comments are off for this article

DVOAlternative business structures could result in fewer, more well-funded firms

By: Dale Orlando, McLeish Orlando LLP

Published in: The Lawyers Weekly, June 27, 2014 issue

On Dec. 9, 2011, Law Society of Upper Canada members identified as a priority for the coming year the examination of alternative business structures (ABS) as a means of delivering legal services in Ontario. Based on the contents of the first report to convocation of the ABS working group (last June) and numerous comments at the society’s ABS symposium in October of last year, some form of ABS is likely to be approved in Ontario in the coming months and that will likely have implications for the personal-injury bar. Read more of this article »

Latest Case Summaries – June 2014

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Gilbert v. South et al., 2014 ONSC 3485

Following a trial in which the plaintiff recovered damages for future care and housekeeping, the defendant brought a motion for an order that the plaintiff hold future accident benefits monies received in trust and repay them to the defendant, or in the alternative, an order assigning to the defendant the plaintiff’s rights to “certain future Statutory Accident Benefits”. Mr. Justice Leach dismissed the defendant’s motion for a number of reasons. First, he found that there was not “patently clear” evidence of the plaintiff’s entitlement to future accident benefits. Read more of this article »

Government should audit the insurance industry

Posted by on June 16, 2014 under Automobile Insurance, Insurance Companies Comments are off for this article

As seen on originally posted on June 3, 2014

Dale Orlando, Partner of McLeish Orlando LLP, says the government should independently audit the insurance industry.

Watch what Dale has to say here:

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500 Helmets donated to students at Dundas Junior Public School

Posted by on June 2, 2014 under Brain Injury, Charity, Community, Cycling, News, Our Firm, Safety Comments are off for this article

McLeish Orlando’s Helmets on Kids Campaign Donates 500 Helmets to Young Cyclists in Toronto during Brain Injury Awareness Month

Over the past five years more than 2,000 helmets have been donated by McLeish Orlando’s Helmets on Kids Campaign throughout the City of Toronto. The campaign in conjunction with the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs is geared to bring safety awareness to young cyclists and their families and to urge all cyclists to wear helmets while they are cycling. In an effort to improve safety on our streets, McLeish Orlando donated helmets to 500 students at Dundas Junior Public School this past Tuesday June 2nd.

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, Patrick Brown sits down with Advocate Daily to discuss his insights on the use of helmets.

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Latest Case Summaries – May 2014

Posted by on May 27, 2014 under Case Law Comments are off for this article

RIKINM_HS Seif  v. City of Toronto, 2014 ONSC 2983 This was a motion for summary judgment brought by the City on the basis that the plaintiff failed to provide notice of her claim within 10 days of her accident as required by s. 42(6) of the City of Toronto Act, 2006. The plaintiff fell on August 19, 2011 on a City sidewalk. She was treated and released from hospital the same day. She returned to the scene one week after the incident with her husband and took note of a gap on the sidewalk where she had tripped. She sent a notice letter through her lawyers on December 21, 2011. Read more of this article »