FLA Claims Cannot Be Brought After the Limitation Period…Or Can They?

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January 22, 2020
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Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Grace Tran, Student-at-Law in writing this article. Accidents can completely change one’s life. But they can also change your loved ones’ lives. The Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3 (“FLA”) acknowledges this reality at section 61. FLA s.61 allows spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents to… Read more »

Get Out of Town! What to consider when purchasing travel insurance, Part 2

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January 20, 2020
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This article was originally published in the October 2019 edition of 55+ Magazine. Check out Part 1 here. Accuracy and precision in completing the application for travel insurance is crucial. Purchasing travel insurance can be a quick process. Many of us complete the application online through a series of clicks on our phone or computer…. Read more »

Get Out of Town! What to consider when purchasing travel insurance, Part 1

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January 17, 2020
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This article was originally published in the October 2019 edition of 55+ Magazine. Find Part 2 of this article here! Whether you are a snowbird travelling down south for the winter, crossing the border to shop, hopping the pond to spend a week in Europe or making the long flight to Asia or Australia, obtaining… Read more »

Family sues provincial government for alleged inappropriate care of inmate

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January 14, 2020
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Samantha Piercey died alone in her cell on May 26, 2018 while held in remand at the Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women in Clarenville. She was 28 years old at the time of her death and left behind two children. Samantha’s mother Lisa Piercey has searched tirelessly for answers to explain her daughter’s… Read more »

Class Action: Is it right for you?

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January 18, 2019
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People impacted by the recent OC Transpo crash may be wondering whether they are obligated to join the class action. The short answer is: you do not need to make a claim through the class action.

Social Media and Your Personal Injury Claim

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November 14, 2018
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How can your social media presence affect a personal injury claim? Read about a recent case where Instagram photos were used to discredit the severity of a motor vehicle injury.

Barwin Fertility Case – The Many Ways People Have Been Affected

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October 23, 2018
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The case of fertility doctor Norman Barwin has affected countless individuals and families across Canada. Nelligan O’Brien Payne first commenced a class action against Dr. Barwin in 2016, alleging numerous errors in his fertility practice, including that he used his own sperm to impregnate women during fertility treatment at his clinic. Alison Motluk from the HeyReprotech Newsletter has published a list of the various kinds of discrepancies we have seen arising out of Dr. Barwin’s fertility practice.

Cannabis Legalization Part 2: Driving Impaired

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October 22, 2018
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Marijuana use was legalized in Canada this week, and while this has been over a year in the making, the many issues raised by the legalization of marijuana continue to be debated and discussed. One important aspect is how the legalization of marijuana will affect drivers. This post will look at the state of the law as it relates to drug impairment and driving, and what the repercussions are for being caught driving under the influence.

Cannabis Legalization Part 1: How driving high affects your auto insurance

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October 10, 2018
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The recreational use of marijuana will be legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. In addition to posting a risk to yourself and others, did you know driving high can result in a criminal conviction that will significantly impact your insurance coverage?