Best Lawyers in Canada - 2016 Edition

Published annually by Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in Canada is one of the country’s most highly regarded legal directories. Inclusion is based on an exhaustive peer review survey and a thorough authentication process.

We are proud to announce that fourteen lawyers from Thomson, Rogers have been recognized for their expertise in their respective fields in the 2016 edition of...


Registration Open for Back to School Conference 2015

Proposed government changes to the automobile legislation in Ontario will dramatically reduce available funding for the treatment of seriously injured survivors of motor vehicle accidents.

This conference will examine the impact of the proposed changes on the delivery of treatment to accident victims.

The conference will also include speakers who will provide information about innovative treatment protocols and a review of the "New Guidelines for Moderate to Severe TBI".

This year'...


$50M Class Action Lawsuit issued against Niagara College

Thomson, Rogers has issued a class action lawsuit against Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology on behalf of recent graduates of the General Arts and Science Diploma Transfer Program (“GAS” Program).

The claim specifically alleges that Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology improperly marketed and promoted its two year “GAS” Program to international students with the promise that completion of this program would qualify them for a three year work permit....


Thomson, Rogers proud supporter of the 2015 Youth Summer Program ("YSP")

Law in Action within Schools Programs (LAWS) is an innovative partnership between the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Toronto District School Board designed to deliver an education program aimed at supporting, guiding and motivating high school students. LAWS provides a unique law school experience to high school students from across Canada and around the world.

Thomson, Rogers hosted a 2015 YSP luncheon where these...


ONCA finds owner's liability based on possession and in a rare move overruled its previous decision

On August 10, 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Fernandes v. Araujo confirming a motor vehicle owner's liability under the Highway Traffic Act for its driver's negligence is triggered solely based on the owners consent to possession and not the manner in which the vehicle was being operated.



New Indexed Auto Insurance Deductibles

The reforms to the automobile insurance legislation announced with the 2015 Ontario Budget have begun to be implemented by the government.

Ontario Regulation 664 requires all insurers to offer an insurance premium discount to policyholders using winter tires.  This applies to all policies and renewals after January 1, 2016.

Ontario Regulation 461/96 has been amended to increase the...