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Pain and Suffering – Tort Threshold Test

In the US, tort litigation costs Americans more than $250 billion. The tort litigation climate in Ontario is markedly different. In personal injury cases resulting from motor vehicle accidents, for example, Ontario courts have installed what’s known as a threshold....

COVID and Business Interruption

In a study of nearly 11,000 Canadian small businesses, 22% answered that their revenue had dropped to 0$ during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses across Canada are struggling to keep afloat amid mandatory closures and reductions in operations. If you’re the owner of...

Slip and Falls on Municipal & Private Property

Slips and falls lead to almost 1,800 visits to the emergency room every day. That makes unintentional falls the most common form of injury in Canada. The resulting injuries range from mild to severe but, on average, they keep people in hospital for 14 days following...

Tavern & Social Host Liability

In 2017, 1 out of every 20 Canadian drivers reported having driven while impaired at least once. Despite that figure, impaired driving rates have actually been declining over the last 30 years. Much of this has to do with education around drunk driving, but we might...

Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Accidents

In 2018, 117 pedestrians were fatally injured on Ontario’s roads. Sitting among seven other industrialized nations where the number of pedestrian deaths is on the increase, this problem is clearly a national one. And while distracted and negligent driving is...