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Thomson, Rogers is proud to congratulate partner Darcy Merkur on being elected to a three year term on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association's Board of Directors.



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Stacey Stevens, partner at Thomson, Rogers was published in a recent issue of The Lawyers Weekly. Her article offers important insight regarding the difference between possession and ownership when it comes to determining vicarious liability for owners under the Highway Traffic Act – and why it’s important to consider both sides of the story. 



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Before you hit the ATV trails this long weekend, have a listen to Wendy Moore Mandel, personal injury lawyer, on Moose FM 93.5 Haliburton Radio as she discusses the risks involved with ATVing, as well as what rights an individual has if injured.



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Originally Posted on torontosun.com
May 7, 2015

Sloan Mandel, partner at Thomson, Rogers along with members of the Personal Injury Alliance, sisters Shannon and Erica Deering and other accident victims were at Queen’s Park yesterday protesting against Insurance rule changes. Specifically, the government’s proposal to slash the maximum amount a person can claim for a catastrophic injury from $2 million to $1 million.



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Thomson, Rogers is proud to announce that we’ve once again been named one of Canada’s Top  Personal Injury Firms, as chosen by Canadian Lawyer magazine. Selected from a long list of personal injury firms across Canada, this recognition is quite an honour for us. Particulary so, as we have been so honoured in every year that the magazine has announced recipients since the award was created in 2011.



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Original Post on PIA Law

The government is proposing changes to auto insurance that would significantly reduce the benefits available to those who have been catastrophically impaired. Contact your local MPP and start a conversation. Following is a list of the facts your MPP needs to hear from you:
 



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Date: April 28, 2015

PIA Law will broadcast a free open forum to provide practical strategies to assist health care professionals in meeting the needs of their clients, getting paid, and dealing with “incurred”. This is an opportunity to ASK THE EXPERTS; leading adjusters, lawyers and accident benefits specialists tough questions.

Darcy Merkur and Barbara O'Gorman of Thomson, Rogers will be part of the experts panel.

Click on the following link to Register for PIA Law Practical Strategies Webinar



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By Richard Halpern

I have read the article “Disjointed – A Look at Joint and Several Liability” published in the Q2-2014 MSA Quarterly Outlook Report.  The author is the “Insurance Bureau of Canada”, but no single author takes “credit” for the article.  The article continues on what I see as a repeating theme[1] from the insurance industry to push ill-considered reforms aimed at issues primarily of concern to the insurance industry, without due regard to the wider public interest or to the longer term consequences.  With this article, the IBC continues to look for reform in all the wrong places.



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