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.
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.
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.
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?
When I meet with a personal injury client for the first time, the question I hear most often is: “Thanks for meeting with me, but how much money am I going to get?” Although I can provide you a range of expected damages early in your case, I cannot assess your damages until we consult an expert to provide me with an opinion as to your prognosis and needs.
No one ever wants to be responsible for an accident or be injured in one. It is a difficult experience and not something we want to think about. However, taking care in advance to weigh your options and your coverage can make a big difference to you and your family members if you are ever in this situation.
Thinking about going ziplining, rafting, diving or bungee jumping this summer? Here are several steps to picking an activity operator.
What duty does a car garage owe to someone injured by a car stolen from their lot? In our latest Personal Injury blog post, Jessica Fullerton looks at the recent SCC case Rankin v. J.J. that explored this question.
Peter Cronyn was featured in a Lawyers Daily article this week, called “Wrongful impregnation of patients with fertility doctors’ own sperm raises novel criminal law questions, experts say”. It is the first in a two-part series. The piece looks at the legal implications of misconduct in fertility treatment, and discusses Dr Norman Barwin, the fertility doctor who is alleged to have inseminated patients with the wrong sperm, sometimes his own.
How serious is revenge porn? Natasha Chettiar discusses a recent law suit in Manitoba, where a woman learned that her prospective employer had been sent intimate images of her without her knowledge or consent. She has started a court claim seeking damages, as well as a court injunction ordering anyone who may have copies of her intimate images to destroy them and refrain from distributing them any further.