Confidential Consultations Between Experts and Counsel Now Permitted | ABR Updater Issue 24

By Darcy Merkur

There is absolutely nothing improper with counsel's practice of reviewing draft expert reports, according to the Ontario Court of Appeal in its hotly anticipated January 29th decision in Moore v. Getahun et al (2015) ONCA 55 (OCA).

In fact, the Ontario Court of Appeal in Moore went further to say...


Stacey Stevens on The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Liability Chill Sledding Bans

Citizens are crying foul after the City of Hamilton posted signs at popular tobogganing spots warning that sledding was banned and violators would be fined up to $5,000. Cash strapped municipalities say they don't want to be grinches, but they just can't afford to expose themselves to potential lawsuits. The Agenda asks if this is creating a liability chill, and if our court system has lost touch with reality.

Watch the video as Thomson, Rogers'...


Court Confirms Attendant Care May Be Provided Remotely

By Robert M. Ben

Despite OSOT’s acknowledgement that attendant care can be provided remotely, there has been no authoritative jurisprudence on the subject until the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the case of Shawnoo v. Certas Direct Insurance Company, 2014 ONSC 7014.

In Shawnoo a brain-injured young woman named Misty struggled with...