McLeish Orlando accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted by on August 28, 2014 under Charity, Community Comments are off for this article

As Past Presidents of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, McLeish Orlando’s Partners, John McLeish, Dale Orlando and Patrick Brown all accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Jim Vigmond. They are also donating $1,000 to the ALS Foundation.

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Motorcycle deaths in Ontario could reach seven-year high

Posted by on August 25, 2014 under Accident Prevention, Safety Comments are off for this article

Patrick Brown Personal Injury LawyerThe OPP said as of August 18, 2014, 26 people – 25 motorcyclists and one passenger- had died in crashes within the force’s jurisdiction.  That compares with 29 motorcycle deaths in all of last year, and 26 the year before.

In an interview with AdvocateDaily.com, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Patrick Brown says motorists must use extra precaution when it comes to sharing the road with motorcyclists.

Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com.

New practice direction when bringing a motion to transfer

Posted by on July 31, 2014 under Court Procedures Comments are off for this article

motions to transferThere have been recent changes to the requirements that must be satisfied when bringing a motion to transfer an action under rule 13.1.02 in the Central East, Central West, Central South and Toronto Regions.

The most notable change is that counsel are no longer required to provide affidavit evidence about the availability of judges and court facilities in the county they are seeking to transfer to in order to satisfy factor (viii) under rule 13.1.02(2).   Read more of this article »

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 AdvocateDaily.com

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.

LEXPERT 2014

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 »