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Last Updated September 20, 2017

September 20 - New AB article LAT Broadens the Definition of Accident as per SABS By Bogdan Miscevic and Jessica Margeit

September 20 - New Defamation Article Four Million Dollar Price Tag to Fix an Actress's Reputational Damage by David Elmaleh, Aryeh Samuel and Gabriela Caracas

September 18 - Added THG & CLC Conference pics to the web - see Photos

September 18 - Marijuana Legalization: Ontario Weighs In by Michael Blinick

September 18 - No Playing Around: Tort Liability and School Yard Injuries by Michael Blinick and Michelle Legault

September 14 - CLC Executive Golf pictures have been posted to albums page!  

August 24 - SCC Lowers Standard for Proving Mental Injuries by Nabeel Peermohamed, BrownLee LLP

August 21 - Claim Struck and Action Dismissed: Integrity of the Judicial Process Upheld by David Pick and Kristina Roberts

August 11 - No Video For You: The Court Clarifies Who May View A Video Recording Of An IME by Nabeel Peermohamed.

August 10 - Tug-of-War Gone Wrong: Who is Liable when Participant's Arm is Amputated by David Elmaleh and Yousef Elsohemy.

August 10 - Auditor Held Liable in Negligence for Non-Clients' Losses - Case Comment: Lavender v. Miller Bernstein by Howard Borlack and Émilie-Anne Puckering

August 4 - One small step for summary judgements, one giant leap for efficiency by Howard Borlack and Karen Bernofsky

August 1 - Medical records: Personal Privacy in Conflict with the Rule of Law By Howard Borlack and Lee Chitty

August 1 - Legalizing Marijuana: Potential Impact on Social Hosts By Michael Blinick and Sean Valentine

August 1 - Court of Appeal Declines Remedies against Person Harassing Mayor, Township By David Elmaleh and Priya Chopra

July 26 - The Oppression Remedy: Greater Risk of Personal Liability for Directors and Officers by Irina Sfranciog and Andrew Valela

July 15 - Your Reservation has changed... Airbnb Regulation in Toronto and Insurance Coverage Issues by Matt Dugas

July 10 - Everything You Need to Know About Trial Insurance: Security Against Bad Outcomes at Trial For Sale! by Irina Sfranciog and Karolina R. Iron

July 10 - A Lawyer's Guide to Discoveries and Timing of IMEs By Annette Uetrecht-Bain and Priya Chopra

July 10 - Insurers Beware: Recent Developments in the Duty to Defend and Indemnify by Alan Drimer and Priya Chopra

July 10 - Making Use of Unusual Torts in Subrogation by Adam Grant and Lee Chitty

July 10 - Subrogation: Recommendations for Early Investigation by Adam Grant and Miranda Serravalle

July 10 - A summary of threshold decisions from 2016 and 2017: Which got through and which got bounced by Michael Kennedy and Lee Chitty

July 10 - Automobile Insurance Fraud: Prevalence, Prevention, and Response by David Elmaleh and Karolina R. Iron

July 10 - A Divided Court on Deductible and Prejudgment Interest in Motor Vehicle Accident Claims By Daniel Côté-Finch and Lee Chitty

July 05 - The Effect of "After The Event" Insurance on the Litigation Process by Howard Borlack and Ben Carino

June 22 - Take control of public space and liability may follow - Case Comment - MacKay v Starbucks' By Eric Turkienicz and Priya Chopra

June 22 - Proposed changes to Ontario's Construction Lien Act by Eric Turkienicz

June 13 - Defamation in the Internet Age: The Law and Social Media by Sean Valentine

June 9 - Today was MB / CLC Golf Day (19th Annual) - The Club at Bond Head, Bond Head, ON - watch this space for pics.

June 8 - What's in a Name? Upcoming Changes to the Definition of a Motor Vehicle: Road-Building Machines by David Olevson & Karolina R. Iron.

June 8 - Taxi Company Not Vicariously Liable When Employee Sexually Assaults Client by David Elmaleh and Émilie-Anne Puckering

June 7 - Recovery for Mental Injuries: Dispensing with the Requirement of Expert Evidence By Michael Blinick and Andrew Valela

May 25 - ABCA Outlines Test for Long Delay under Rule 4.31 by Nabeel Peermohamed

May 24 - Tim Guernsey Roast! See Pics

May 24 - The timing of mandatory mediations in Toronto has changed by Miranda Serravalle

May 16 - Retroactivity, Retrospectivity & Immediate Applicability: Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund and Barnes by Bogdan Miscevic

May 15 - The United Airlines debacle in the context of Canadian tort law - by Ben Carino

May 10 - New Sports, Recreation and Resort Liability Article: A crack in the armour? Waivers and the use of the Consumer Protection Act by Tomlinson & Harper.

May 9 - Missed our seminar?  Get Handouts for Anticipated Challenges Associated with the Legalization of Marijuana - guest speaker Michael Corbett (Forensic Toxicologist) - and others...

April 28 - MB & CLC attend RIMS Conference in Philadelphia - enjoying a great night of camaraderie at Canada Night! See Pics

April 3 - New Mediation Article Mediating a Road Authority Claim on Behalf of a Municipality By Van Krkachovski

April 3 - New Article Buyers and Agents Beware: BC Court Rules That Representative Is Responsible for Tax Owed by Buyer By Irina Sfranciog

April 2017 - CLC attends RIMS Conference in Philadelphia - enjoying a great night of camaraderie for Canada Night! See Pics

March 2017 - Adjusters vs. Brokers hockey game March 9 at the Barrie Molson Centre put on by the OIAA Georgian Bay & Barrie-Simcoe Insurance Broker Association. Our lawyers from Barrie participated. See Hockey Pics

March 31 - New Article The Municipal Act: Minimum Maintenance Standards Revisited by the Ontario Court of Appeal By James Tomlinson and Mahdi Hussein

March 24 - New Article Home Depot Not Liable for Slip and Fall in Parking Lot by Nabeel Peermohamed, Brownlee LLP 

March 8 - New Article Legalizing Marijuana: And The Litigation Begins... by Michael Blinick

March 3 - County Liable For Mountain Bike Training Park Accident by Nabeel Peermohamed, Brownlee LLP

February 24 - Injunctions To Restrain Breach Of Contract - Stipulated Remedy Clauses – Old Habits Die Hard has been summarized into a two part article By Hillel David - download Part I and Part II

February 23 - New Article - Drug Recognition Experts and Drug-Impaired Driving - Additional Considerations for Insurers following Supreme Court decision By Michael Blinick and Aryeh Samuel

February 17 - New Article - Keeping the Mould Away: Application of Mould-Based Policy Exclusions By Matthew Dugas

February 2017 - MB & CLC hosted their annual Client Winterfest event at Alpine Ski Club in Collingwood. See Ski Day pics

February 2017 - MB participated in ORIMS annual Edwards C. Ricketts Curling Bonspiel for 2017.  ORIMS Curling Bonspiel - see pics.

February 10 - New Transportation Law Article - Autonomous vs Semi-Autonomous Vehicles: The Liability Distinction By Eric Boate and Cassandra Khatchikian

February 10 - New Tort Article - Do Parents Know Best? An Update on the Enforceability of Waivers Executed on Behalf of Infants By Peter VlaarDavid Olevson, and Sabrina Lucibello

February 8 - When are municipalities granted immunity in a civil action? Case Study: Keyland Development Corporation v Rocky View John H.J. GescherBrownlee LLP

February 8 - New Legalizing Marijuana Article - Medical Marijuana: Considerations for Employers By Sophia Souffront and Michael Blinick

February 8 - New Legalizing Marijuana Article - Medical Marijuana: Considerations for Employers By Sophia Souffront and Michael Blinick

February 8 - Sports Seminar Whitepaper 1 - Inherent Risks in Hockey: Recent Developments in the Law By Jim Tomlinson and Mahdi Hussein 

February 8 - Sports Seminar Whitepaper 2 - Fans Beware: The Risks of Watching Your Favourite Athletes  By Jim TomlinsonGarett Harper, and Victoria Mitrova 

February 8 - Sports Seminar Whitepaper 3 - Combatting Exposure: Utilization of Waivers by Ski Hill and Resort Operators - A Defence Perspective By Jim TomlinsonDavid Olevson, Shayan Kamalie & Victoria Mitrova

February 8  - Privacy Law for AB Insurers By Catherine Korte, Anthony Gatensby and Bogdan Miscevic 

January 30 - New transportation law article Driving Outside of the Lines: Regulatory System v. Autonomous Vehicles by Peter Vlaar and Mahdi Hussein

January 20 - New corporate law article The Corporate Veil won't cover Personal Misrepresentations By Marie-Pier Couturier, and Irina Sfranciog, and Victoria Mitrova

January 20 - New officers and directors' liability article Deference to Reasonable Decision made by Condo Boards By Marie-Pier Couturier, and Irina Sfranciog, and Mahdi Hussein

January 19 - See Christmas in January pics - client event hosted by MB and CLC

January 13 - New Transportation Article Legalizing Marijuana: Drugged driving and how insurers can manage risk by Michael Blinick and Aryeh Samuel.

December 14 - New article Legalizing Marijuana: Product Liability for Producers, Distributors, and Dispensers By Michael Blinick and Josh Sugar

December 13 - New article Mould Growth Personal Injury Claims Spreading by Matthew Dugas

December 12 - Featured Case Study: Raho Mohamud v. Old Republic Insurance Company by Garett Harper

December 7 - Back to Basics on Betterment: A Primer on Recent Judicial Decisions Pertaining to the Issue of Betterment by Sean Valentine

December 2 - Featured Transportation Case: Aranas v. Kolodzieg -  The buck stops here: A rare summary judgment win for the defence - written by Marla Rosenblatt-Worth

November 30 - Self-Driving Cars: Taking the Wheel out of your Hands By Eric W.D. Boate & Cassandra Khatchikian

November 28 - Legalizing Marijuana: Are Dispensaries and Vapour Lounges the new Tavern? by Michael Blinick

November 28 - All 7 Parts are posted in the First Party Claims  - First Presented at the CBA-OBA Professional Development Program: Fast Out of the Gate: An Insurance Law Primer - By Patricia A. Lawson, Samaneh Frounchi, Mercédes Marin, 
Marisa Gilmore, and Cassandra Khatchikan

November 24 - Case Study for Mock Pre-Trial posted, along with the Fact Scenario & Pre-Trial Memos - See Handouts page

November 10 - Transportation Law - Mock Pre-Trial (handouts) before Mr. Justice Todd L. Archibald of the Superior Court of Justice, Roy Thomson Hall, See Photos

November 2016 - Lloyds of London Seminar and Cocktail 2016 - see photos

November 6 - New AB Article - Important decision on when catastrophic accident benefits become overdue by Bogdan Miscevic

November 6 - New AB Article - How serious must a serious impairment be? - Case Study By Domenic D. Nicassio

November 3 - New Article - The Canadian Inter-Company Arbitration Agreement: How does it work? by Peter Yaniszewski & Michael Vrantsidis

October 25 - News Alert - Former Nursing Home Employee Charged with 8 Counts of First Degree Murder by Sean Valentine and Michael Blinick

October 20 - New Transportation Law Article - Ontario Is Making Roads Safer One Winter Tire At A Time By Eric Boate & Cassandra Khatchikian

October 12 - New Article - Employment Law: Human Rights Claims - By Sabrina Lucibello and Marla Rosenblatt-Worth

October 12 - New Article - Torts that Flow from a Wrongful Dismissal Claim: Part 5 of 6 - By Sabrina Lucibello and Marla Rosenblatt-Worth

October 11 - New Article - Causation, Causation, Causation — Is What's Old New Again or Are Times A "Changing" by Catherine Korte and Bogdan Miscevic

October 11 - New  Article - Employment Law: Notice: Part 4 of 6 - By Sabrina Lucibello and Marla Rosenblatt-Worth

October 7 - New Transportation Article - 2 parts - How Much is this going to cost me - Local Decisions on Costs - Case Study No. 1 Corbett v. Odorico and Case Study No. 2: Carroll v. McEwen  by Megan Murphy

October 7 - New Subrogation Article - Subrogation and Assessment of Claims by Adam Gran

October 7 - New Employment Law Article - Termination / Dismissal Part 3 of 6 by Sabrina Lucibello and Marla Rosenblatt-Worth

October 6 - New Construction Law Article - Expert Review of Ontario's Construction Lien Act - By Eitan Kadouri and Eric Turkienicz

October 6 - New Construction Law Article - The Supreme Court Rules on Faulty Workmanship Exclusions and Interpreting Standard Form Contracts

October 5 - New Employment Law Article - Employee & Employer Obligations - Part 2 of 6 - by Sabrina Lucibello and Marla Rosenblatt-Worth

October 5 - New D&O Article - Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officersby Marie-Pier Couturier, Shayan Kamalie, and Mahdi Hussein

October 5 - New Subrogation Article - Spoliation 101 - by Irina Sfranciog

October 4 - New Location Announcement - As part of MB's ongoing commitment to provide extended services throughout the Province, their new Barrie office provides complete Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Risk Management full announcement

October 3 - New D&O Article - Primer on Director and Officer Liability Insurance 

October 3 - New Employment Article - Employment Law: Terminology 

October 3 - New Article - Mitigation: Loss Control & Failure to Prevent