Motorcycle deaths in Ontario could reach seven-year high

The 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

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New practice direction when bringing a motion to transfer

There 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

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Liberals revive bill to cut auto insurance rates

Patrick 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

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OCA decision shows advantages of hybrid trials

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.

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Ontario ‘Wild West’ for extreme sports facilities

Last 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.

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LEXPERT 2014

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.

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Designating Traumatic Brain Injuries

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.

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Non-lawyers in the ownership mix

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Alternative 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

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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

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