Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

We wanted to let you know that the Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. Please find a copy of the order attached here. The Order in Council will …

Child Custody – Best Interest of the Child

Child Custody – Best Interest of the Child When deciding about child custody, the primary consideration of the courts is to place the child in a situation that serves the child’s best interest.  But what is that exactly? Section 24 of the Children’s Law Reform Act specifically states: Merits of application for custody or access …

Income Replacement Benefit

Income Replacement Benefit How will you support yourself and your loved ones if you cannot earn income after a motor vehicle accident? If you are employed or self-employed at the time of a motor vehicle accident, or if you were employed at least 26 weeks during the 52 weeks before the accident or you were …

Insurance Examination (IE)

Insurance Examination (IE) Most often our clients ask us if they have to attend the Insurance Examinations and why? We advise them to attend the examination based on the specifics of their cases. If you are injured in a car accident, you might receive a notice from your insurer that requires you to attend an …

Production of Plaintiff’s Facebook Posts in Courts 

Production of Plaintiff’s Facebook Posts in Courts  There has been a growing trend in production of the plaintiffs’ private Facebook posts in courts. On April 19, 2018, the Ontario Superior Court granted a motion to the defendant on production of the plaintiff’s private Facebook posts.  In the litigation world, the defendants usually hire private investigators …

Contingency Fee Agreements (CFA)

Lawyers and paralegals are permitted to utilize contingency fee agreements with their clients in certain contexts. It is crucial for legal professionals to understand when it is appropriate to charge by way of a contingency fee arrangement and when it isn’t. It is also important that you know when a contingency fee arrangement may or …

Your Long-Term Disability (LTD) Claim

Employees have long-term disability benefits through their employers’ group insurance policy, which provides income replacement benefit in the event of a disability. Such benefits are paid up to the age of 65 if the disability is permanent. However, insurance companies either deny or terminate disability benefits. For example, they might tell you that you do …