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Participant Expert vs Litigation Expert

The concept of evidence in everyday life is quite different from the special rules that govern evidence in a court of law. We typically think of evidence in the simple terms of facts or information that support a belief or proposition. In the courts, however, there...

Trial by Jury and COVID-19

In mid-January 2021, the heads of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice issued statements urging Ontario’s courts to limit in-person proceedings due to the realities of COVID-19. Indeed, even new jury trials and jury selection were...

Withheld IRB Payments and Special Damages

If you’re injured in an auto accident and you cannot work as a result, you may be eligible for an income replacement benefit (IRB) of up to 70% of your weekly income, to a maximum of $400. IRB’s are an accident benefit, which are intended to provide a minimum amount...

Surveillance and Tort Claims

The general Canadian public is surveilled almost every minute they’re outside of their homes and in public spaces. We’re surveilled at banks and malls, on streets and public parks, and even as we browse the world wide web. While there is very little restriction on...