Trip & Fall: Were You A Prudent Pedestrian?

Around 8 a.m. on an October day in 2015, the plaintiff drove to a strip mall that was operated and maintained by the defendant, Value Industries. She parked parallel to a curb outside of a Save on Foods store with the intention of walking up the wheelchair ramp to the...

No Skirting of Responsibility

While at the Bramalea City Centre Mall with her mom and siblings, the plaintiff (a minor) fell backwards on an upward moving escalator. Unfortunately, her left hand got stuck in the step-to-skirt gap of the escalator resulting in a severing of her left index finger....

A Tale of Two Brothers & The Ceeps

The Defendant, Ceeps-Barneys Limited (“the Ceeps”), is a popular pub / sports bar beloved by students of Western University (past and present). In this matter, the Ceeps brought a motion for summary judgment for a dismissal of the plaintiffs’ action against it, as...

Mind the Gap: Walk Backwards At Your Own Risk

This action was brought against the Village of Kaslo (B.C.) by a plaintiff who sustained damages after falling down an embankment off Water Street (an unpaved alleyway). The Village had erected concrete barriers at the mouth of the street/alley in order to bar...

Mediation: What’s It Gonna Cost You?

The plaintiff was successful in his lawsuit against a speedway for injuries sustained while moving out of the way of a stock race car that came off its track. At the end of the seven-day trial in Belleville, the parties could not agree on costs. In coming to its...

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