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Last Updated March 30, 2020

March 26 - Force Majeure – what exactly does that mean? by John Fiddick, Jeremy Ellergodt & Nicole Change at Whitelaw Twining

March 26 - Can Policyholders Access Their Business Interruption Coverage in Response to COVID-19? by John Vamplew & Justine Forsythe at Whitelaw Twining

March 25 - Smoked Out: Crossing US Ports of Entry in the Era of Legalized Recreational Cannabis in Canada by Angelika Erickson at Whitelaw Twining

March 25 - Summary of Emergency Measures for Homeowners - by Jeff Norwig & Clayton Barry at McDougall Gauley

March 12 - Can a pseudonym screen name protect you from a lawsuit?: Case Study: Theralase Technologies Inc. v Lanter By Van Krkachovski and Anisha Bhardwaj 

March 12 - Can a claim be denied due to criminal history from 20 years ago?: Case Study: Mohammed v The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company By Van Krkachovski and Anisha Bhardwaj 

March 12 - Long fight ends in judgement to Plaintiff includes interest plus costs: Featured Case Study: Infinity Construction Inc. v. Skyline Executive Acquisitions by Van Krkachovski and Anisha Bhardwaj

March 5 - Right-of-Way: When Civil Liability and Well-Meaning Signals for Drivers to Proceed Collide by Duncan Taylor

February 14  - Analyzing Use or Operation of a Vehicle - Case Comment: Hunt v Peel Mutual Insurance by Howard Borlack & Brittany Rizzo

February 7 - Cannibis Edibles: Not the same cannabis high you are looking for by Angelika Erickson of Whitelaw Twining

January 30 - Beware of Presumption of Management or Control of a Director - Case Comment: Alizadeh v Ontario by Howard Borlack and Anisha Bhardwaj of McCague Borlack

January 23 - The Five "C"s of Trip and Fall Liability by Nabeel Peermohamed - Brownlee LLP

January 13 - A Duty of Good Faith is Foundational: Case Study: Demetriou v. AIG By Van Krkachovski, Theresa Hartley, and Jamal Rehman

January 13 - Location of Loss: Case Study: Benson v. Belair Insurance By Van Krkachovski, Theresa Hartley, and Jamal Rehman

January 13 - A power outage may not qualify for damage on premise: Case Study: La Rose Bakery 2000 Inc. v. Intact By Van Krkachovski, Theresa Hartley, and Jamal Rehman

December 19 - Use A Competitor To Defend A Professional - by Nabeel Peermohamed

November 15 - Construction Act Reforms: Now in Effect! - Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (ODACC) by Stephen Barbier & Eric Turkienicz

November 12 - The Test for Misfeasance of Public Office: Case Comment on Capital Solar Power v OPA - case by Howard Borlack

October 21 - The Weir-Jones (2019) Summary Judgment Hangover: Two Similar Occupiers' Liability Cases With Different Results

October 1 - Do priority provisions in s. 268 of the Ontario Insurance Act apply to an out-of-province insurer for an accident that took place in Ontario: Case Study: Coseco v. Liberty, 2019 ONSC 4918

September 30 - If you take the wheel, you take control: Case Study: McKay v. Park, 2019 ONCA 659

September 27 - Who is an insured person? Case Study: Hunt v. Peel Mutual Insurance Company, 2019 ONCA 656

September 3 - Cheech and Chong Get into a Car Accident: Case Commentary: F. F. and Aviva Insurance Canada

August 30 - MB is pleased to announce the opening of their 5th office!  Read our regional strategy...

August 23 - A Landlord's duty to maintain a residential property

August 15 - Procedural Differences Between Civil Actions in British Columbia and Ontario

August 15 - What To Consider When Choosing An Expert: Maxrelco Inc. V. Lumipro Inc

August 15 - Landlord Liability Regarding Maintenance Standard Duty of Care

August 15 - So You've Released a Defendant Municipality: Can you Still Have a Jury Trial?

August 15 - The New (and Improved?) Rule 76 Simplified Procedure

June 25 - AB from Sea to Sea: A Look at Accident Benefits across Canada 

June 12 - Amendments To The CBCA Effective June 13, 2019

June 5 - Acting for the Applicants, Howard Borlack, Partner at McCague Borlack LLP had a favourable decision from the Ontario Divisional Court  - Read featured case study - My House Burned Down, Now I Can Buy Two

May 31 - Jurisdiction of the Residential Tenancy Branch clarified in Janus v. The Central Park Citizen Society, 2019 BCCA 1773 

May 16 - Car Surfing Is An Ordinary And Well-Known Activity 

May 13 - Alberta Court Of Appeal Comments On The Test For Setting Aside A Default Judgment 

May 1 - Just When You Thought It Could Not Get Any Harder: Changes Could Be Coming to Proceedings Against the Crown  

April 24 - Cyber risks to your organization and its consequences: New reporting standards from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada 

April 12 - Navigating Subrogation in Canada: A Look at Subrogation Rights for Out-of-Province Insurers Arising from Motor Vehicle Accidents -

April 11 - Alberta Court of Appeal Articulates New Test for Imposing Limits on Medical Examinations 

April 10 - Throwing eggs from a car is an ordinary and well-known activity 

April 8 - Egg on your face - you may have a claim: Case Comment: Gilbrairth v. Intact Insurance