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Last Updated May 24, 2017

May 24 - ABCA Outlines Test for Long Delay under Rule 4.31 by Nabeel Peermohamed

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 

September 30 - New Article - Caring for the Elderly and the Duty to Supervise

September 28 - New Article - The "Lullaby Standard of Care" for Tavern Owners - Case Study: Linton v. Tholos Restaurant et al 

September 23 - New Article - No Nonsense LAT - MB at the forefront!

September 23 - New article - Strategies for Managing Claims related to Subjective Illnesses or Injuries in a Mediation 

September 19 - Check out the CLC Golf Pics from September 9 - 4th Annual Golf Day.

September 15 - New Article - The Mechanics of the Duty to Defend

September 13 - New article - PIPEDA and the Internal Complaints Process of Insurers and Banks

August 23 - New Marine Article - Lockdown at the Harbour: Arresting Multiple Ships? 

August 18 - Featured Case Study - Summary Judgment in Third Party Claims  - Alive & Viable on Claims for Contribution & Indemnity 

August 17 - New Transportation Law article on Cargo - Declaring Values on "Contracts of Carriage" in Ontario 


July 15 - Personal Injury Article - Pokémon Go: Augmented Reality is the New Reality for Liability Insurers 

July 7 - Transportation Article - Update on Issues relating to Autonomous Vehicles: Recent Fatality & the Anticipated Challenges arising from the Accident

July 5 - Mediation Article - An overview of the statutory obligations for insurers to participate in mediation and to attempt to settle 

June 29 - New Featured Case: Zuk v Atkinson Answer Undertakings in a Timely Fashion or Your Case May be Dismissed 

June 29 - New Transportation Law article - Mandatory Training for Commercial Truckers a Welcome Change 

June 29 - New Employment Law article - Back to the Future Causation Alert: Clusters Trumps Medical Causation in Judicial Review of Technicians' Breast Cancer 

June 15 - New Article When to say Enough? Marfo v. Ahmed: A restatement of the law regarding defence medical examinations